The Invisible Man - H.G. Wells

The Invisible Man

By H.G. Wells

  • Release Date: 1897-12-31
  • Genre: Classics
Score: 4
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From 1,858 Ratings

Description

An Apple Books Classic edition.

“Alone-it is wonderful how little a man can do alone! To rob a little, to hurt a little, and there is the end.” What would you do if you were became invisible? Would you use that power for good, or would you become consumed with the freedom it afforded you? Griffin, the antihero of H.G. Wells’ classic novel, definitely belongs to the latter school of thought. A misunderstood genius with albinism, Griffin has suffered taunts and isolation his whole life. As he descends into madness, his plans become far darker than simple revenge on those who have wronged him.

In addition to this creepy novel, H.G. Wells-who is widely seen as the father of science fiction-also wrote The War of the Worlds, The Time Machine, and The Island of Doctor Moreau;. Besides killer plots, his work provides chilling insight on human nature. The Invisible Manis a story about cruelty, curiosity, and unfettered power. Read it-and you’ll immediately notice its inescapable influence on modern literature, movies, and comic books.

Reviews

  • The Invisible Man

    3
    By balderbrave616
    While I enjoy classic novels I found this book to be rather bland when compared to Frankenstein or Dracula or any other number of character books. It’s not bad by any means and worth the read but it loses something in our modern era when there are so many invisible man stories and movies which themselves are not too interesting.
  • Very good

    5
    By pls help i think i was hacked
    It was very nice at the end it was kinda sad for our invis man Lyon die
  • See

    5
    By HONK WHEN PASSING MALACHI
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  • Did

    5
    By rde k. st
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  • 11/10

    5
    By macetonomore
    Not usually into the classics if I must say; although as I began reading this book, I found myself unable to stop reading. I had to know what ‘The Invisible Man’ had planned, how he became, how he would end. Highly recommend to any and all fiction lovers of all ages!
  • Great book.

    5
    By danielreviewed
    I enjoyed this book very much.
  • What you can’t see can kill you...

    5
    By ES the horror fan
    Not surprisingly, I read this book as a paperback. From the first page, I was hooked! I will go ahead and admit that the edition I read was adapted and abridged for modern audiences, but there is something to be said for this. When I was young and still in high school, my teacher read Frankenstein aloud to our entire class. It turned me into such a gigantic fan of the book that I was not only delighted when they finally made a faithful film adaptation of the story in the 90s called Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, but while the edition our teacher read to us was an adapted and abridged edition, I was determined that I would someday track down an original publication with the original text and buy it to read. Thanks to my liking for buying books from thrift stores, this has happened very recently and I’m looking forward eagerly to reading the book. I enjoyed The Invisible Man enough that the same is true of this story. If I ever find a publication of the book as H.G. Wells originally wrote it, I will be ecstatic about reading it! Wells is usually well-known as a science fiction writer, but this fantastic book is a must for horror fans who love love horror classics!
  • The Invisible Man

    5
    By DonMaul
    Short and sweet. Such a classic.
  • An ok book

    3
    By Russl3
    The plot is good - nice short story about an invisible guy. Tired of reading old English stuff because it’s hard to understand at times. It was exciting, yet boring. I was confused at some parts.
  • Beginning

    1
    By FaZe Turboe
    It stinks at telling what the characters are and is hard to understand