The Invisible Man



This Masterpiece Of Science Fiction Is The Fascinating Story Of Griffin, A Scientist Who Creates A Serum To Render Himself Invisible, And His Descent Into Madness That Follows.The Invisible Man

In 1866, Herbert George H.G Wells was born to a working class family in Kent, England Young Wells received a spotty education, interrupted by several illnesses and family difficulties, and became a draper s apprentice as a teenager The headmaster of Midhurst Grammar School, where he had spent a year, arranged for him to return as an usher, or student teacher Wells earned a government schol In 1866, Herbert George H.G Wells was born to a working class family in Kent, England Young Wells received a spotty education, interrupted by several illnesses and family difficulties, and became a draper s apprentice as a teenager The headmaster of Midhurst Grammar School, where he had spent a year, arranged for him to return as an usher, or student teacher Wells earned a government scholarship in 1884, to study biology under Thomas Henry Huxley at the Normal School of Science Wells earned his bachelor of science and doctor of science degrees at the University of London After marrying his cousin, Isabel, Wells began to supplement his teaching salary with short stories and freelance articles, then books, including The Time Machine 1895 , The Island of Dr Moreau 1896 , The Invisible Man 1897 , and The War of the Worlds 1898.Wells created a mild scandal when he divorced his cousin to marry one of his best students, Amy Catherine Robbins Although his second marriage was lasting and produced two sons, Wells was an unabashed advocate of free as opposed to indiscriminate love He continued to openly have extra marital liaisons, most famously with Margaret Sanger, and a ten year relationship with the author Rebecca West, who had one of his two out of wedlock children A one time member of the Fabian Society, Wells sought active change His 100 books included many novels, as well as nonfiction, such as A Modern Utopia 1905 , The Outline of History 1920 , A Short History of the World 1922 , The Shape of Things to Come 1933 , and The Work, Wealth and Happiness of Mankind 1932 One of his booklets was Crux Ansata, An Indictment of the Roman Catholic Church Although Wells toyed briefly with the idea of a divine will in his book, God the Invisible King 1917 , it was a temporary aberration Wells used his international fame to promote his favorite causes, including the prevention of war, and was received by government officials around the world He is best remembered as an early writer of science fiction and futurism.He was also an outspoken socialist Wells and Jules Verne are each sometimes referred to as The Fathers of Science Fiction D 1946.More

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  • Paperback
  • 192 pages
  • The Invisible Man
  • H.G. Wells
  • English
  • 06 March 2017
  • 0451528522

10 thoughts on “The Invisible Man

  1. says:

    This is the story of how one angry, naked, sneezing albino managed to terrorize the English countryside To be quite honest, I expected a bitfrom the people who single handedly fended off the Nazis But Wells seemed to think his fellow countrymen would be a bit too inept to toss a sheet over the shivering bastard and punch him in the throat Instead This Attention 1 There may be spoilers for this 100 year old book in the review.2 Only comment if you have a WORKING sense of humor.3 Seri This is the story of how one angry, naked, sneezing albino managed to terrorize the English countryside To be quite honest, I expected a bitfrom the people who single handedly fended off the Nazis But Wells seemed to think his fellow countrymen would be a bit too inept to toss a sheet over the shivering bastard and punch him in the throat Instead This Attention 1 There may be spoilers for this 100 year old book in the review.2 Only comment if you have a WORKING sense of humor.3 Seriously Read 2 again before you correct my review.When I first started reading, I assumed that The Invisible Man would be about a guy who was slowly driven mad by this unusual condition.Nope.He was a world class douchebag long before embarking on his experiment to become see through Although, if I had to point out one major difference betw...

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    July 2010In a very old episode of This American Life listen here , John Hodgman asks the ultimate question Flight vs Invisibility It s an amusing party topic, a fun little game to play, but there s actuallyto it than that As a Super Rorschach Test, the question is difficult to answer because the two choices both tell us very different things about ourselves Flight is noble, something we aspire to invisibility is aprimal desire, something hidden and mysterious There s even a July 2010In a very old episode of This American Life listen here , John Hodgman asks the ultimate question Flight vs Invisibility It s an amusing party topic, a fun little game to play, but there s actuallyto it than that As a Super Rorschach Test, the question is difficult to answer because the two choices both tell us very different things about ourselves Flight is noble, something we aspire to invisibility is aprimal desire, something hidden and mysterious There s even a five stage process to answering 1 Gut reaction, 2 Practical consideration, 3 Philosophical reconsideration, 4 Self recrimination, and 5 Acceptance Or, in short pick your power, explain why, doubt your answer, doubt yourself, and change your answer Repeat as necessary.It w...

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    I have a feeling if I had read this on my own my rating would have been 3 stars So I would like to thank the following people for making this such an enjoyable buddy read You guys get a whole extra star all of your very own No fighting when you split it among yourselves please Jeff, Stepheny, Anne, Tadiana, Dan 2.0, Jess, Evgeny, Dan, Alissa, Steve, Will, Christopher, Licha, Miriam, Jenna, Auntie J, Ginger, and CarmenA room and a fire On a cold blustery day in February a mysterious ma I have a feeling if I had read this on my own my rating would have been 3 stars So I would like to thank the following people for making this such an enjoyable buddy read You guys get a whole extra star all of your very own No fighting when you split it among yourselves please Jeff, Stepheny, Anne, Tadiana, Dan 2.0, Jess, Evgeny, Dan, Alissa, Steve, Will, Christopher, Licha, Miriam, Jenna, Auntie J, Ginger, and CarmenA room and a fire On a cold blustery day in February a mysterious man arrives in Iping, West Sussex and checks in at The Coach and Horses.He is bundled in a thick coat wearing a scarf, gloves, and hat his face entirely bandaged eyes hidden behind large glasses Only his nose is visible.and he asks to be left aloneAs a rule, I like to be alone and undisturbed but in a place where normally nothing exciting ever happens The man s presence causes quite ...

  4. says:

    In this famous 1897 novel by H.G Wells, a reclusive man, swathed in layers of clothing, moves into an English inn He s unfriendly and angry, and when a burglary occurs, people start to wonder As well they might The Invisible Man is a classic read with conflicts galore Between society and the individual Between lust for power and wealth, and the collective good of society Between my literary side that wanted to ruminate on themes of alienation and self absorptionand my nerdling side th...

  5. says:

    Oh disillusionment again I thought my troubles were over Practically I thought I had impunity to do whatever I chose, everything save to give away my secret So I thought Whatever I did, whatever the consequences might be, was nothing to me I had merely to fling aside my garments and vanish No person could hold me I could take my money where I found it I decided to treat myself to a sumptuous feast, and then put up at a good hotel, and accumulate a new outfit of property I felt amaOh disillusionment again I thought my troubles were over Practically I thought I had impunity to do whatever I chose, everything save to give away my secret So I thought Whatever I did, whatever the consequences might be, was nothing to me I had merely to fling aside my garments and vanish No person could hold me I could take my money where I found it I decided t...

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    This was part of a massive buddy read of this title and usually for a buddy read I do something other than a serious review Jeff, have you ever done a serious reviewsigh I might do a poor rendering of a passage from the book, kind of in the author s style in order to embarrass a few of my Goodreads friends , who quite frankly usually have it coming or if I m feeling inspired, I ll do something really creative Jeff, do you set some sort of bar for creative Is there a sliding scale DefineThis was part of a massive buddy read of this title and usually for a buddy read I do something other than a serious review Jeff, have you ever done a serious reviewsigh I might do a poor rendering of a passage from the book, kind of in the author s style in order to embarrass a few of my Goodreads friends , who quite frankly usually have it coming or if I m feeling inspired, I ll do something really creative Jeff, do you set some sort of bar for creative Is there a sliding scale Define creative.Shaddup Or I ll just do a listThe poor man s review, right, Jeff Grrrr So, the list I ve been toying with would be Ten Non Pervy Things You Can Do with the Power of Invisibility Let s face it, the power of invisibility kind of lends itself to the baser sort of thing and it would be too easy to come up with these types of degenerate examples It would be too easy f...

  7. says:

    I have been on a kick to read classic books Some of them have been hits and others misses, this is definitely a hit It started off a bit slow but then ended with a bang Great book

  8. says:

    A scientist invents a invisibility drug and slowly goes mad Chaos ensues I read this as part of a colossal Invisible Man group read We re all familiar with the basics of the tale For a story written before R lyeh sank beneath the waves, it was surprisingly readable.So a scientist named Griffin invents a serum that makes him invisi...

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    1919

  10. says:

    This is a buddy read with the following people Jeff, Stepheny, Anne, Tadiana, Dan 2.0, Jess, Delee, Dan, Alissa, Steve, Will, Christopher, Licha, Miriam, Jenna, Auntie J, Ginger, and Carmen Please let me know if I missed anybody A mysterious man came to an inn of a quiet and quite backward Sussex village Would it be a spoiler if I reveal his secret right here, considering it is given away in the title Anyway, the guy is invisible and it causes no ends of grief for him and down to earth inhab This is a buddy read with the following people Jeff, Stepheny, Anne, Tadiana, Dan 2.0, Jess, Delee, Dan, Alissa, Steve, Will, Christopher, Licha, Miriam, Jenna, Auntie J, Ginger, and Carmen Please let me know if I missed anybody A mysterious man came to an inn of a quiet and quite backward Sussex village Would it be a spoiler if I reveal...

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