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The Invisible Man
  

The Invisible Man (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Wells, Herbert George

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The Invisible Man is a science fiction novel by H. G. Wells. Originally serialized in Pearson's Weekly in 1897, it was published as a novel the same year. The Invisible Man of the title is Griffin, a scientist who has devoted himself to research into optics and invents a way to c...hange a body's refractive index to that of air so that it neither absorbs nor reflects light and thus becomes invisible. He successfully carries out this procedure on himself, but fails in his attempt to reverse it. An enthusiast of random and irresponsible violence, Griffin has become an iconic character in horror fiction. While its predecessors, The Time Machine and The Island of Doctor Moreau, were written using first-person narrators, Wells adopts a third-person objective point of view in The Invisible Man. A mysterious man, Griffin, arrives at the local inn owned by Mr. and Mrs. Hall of the English village of Iping, West Sussex, during a snowstorm. The stranger wears a long-sleeved, thick coat and gloves; his face is hidden entirely by bandages except for a fake pink nose; and he wears a wide-brimmed hat. He is excessively reclusive, irascible, unfriendly and an introvert. He demands to be left alone and spends most of his time in his rooms working with a set of chemicals and laboratory apparatus, only venturing out at night. While Griffin is staying at the inn, hundreds of strange glass bottles (that he calls his luggage) arrive. Many local townspeople believe this to be very odd. He becomes the talk of the village with many theorizing as to his origins.
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ISBN 9780464078401
Released AU 17 Jul 2019
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780464078401
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Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-14 working days
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Released 17 Jul 2019
Publication Country
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Wells, Herbert George
Category Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 150
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 8mm
Dewey Code FIC
Weight 209g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile

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