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The Invisible Man: A Grotesque Romance (Dodo Press)

The Invisible Man: A Grotesque Romance (Dodo Press)

by H. G. Wells

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Overview

The Invisible Man is a science fiction novella 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 change 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.
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.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781406584226
Publisher: The Book Depository Limited
Publication date: 12/14/2007
Pages: 164
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.38(d)

About the Author

Herbert George Wells (1866 – 1946) was an English author now best known for his science-fiction novels, which include "The Time Machine", "The First Men in the Moon" and "The Invisible Man".

GEOFFREY BIGGS was born in London, England, but went through high school in America, and studied at the Grand Central School of Art. Among his teachers were Arthur Woeffle, Arshile Gorky, and Harvey Dunn.

Biggs’s highly detailed and realistic work was first published in Collier’s, where it attracted wide attention, and was soon followed by commissions from most other periodicals, including The Saturday Evening Post, True, Liberty, Woman’s Home Companion, Coronet, Pic, and Good Housekeeping, as well as from many major and minor advertising agencies in New York. In addition, Biggs found time to exhibit at the Society of Illustrators and at the Midtown Galleries in New York.

NORMAN NODEL (Nochem Yeshaya) was a noted artist and illustrator of children's books and magazines. Nodel began his illustrious career as a field artist in the army, drawing military maps during World War II. After the war, he pursued a successful career as an artist in a variety of styles, notably illustrating a great many issues in the famous 'Classics Illustrated' series in the 1950s. In the 1940s, he had previously been an assistant to George Marcoux, and he has done comic book art for True Comics and Sun Publications.
His contributions to 'Classics Illustrated' varied from 'Ivanhoe' to 'Faust' and 'The Invisible Man'. He was also a regular on Charlton's teen, horror and romance titles of the 1960s and 1970s. In the 1960s he contributed to the Warren magazines Eerie and Creepy, using the pen name Donald Norman.
During the last twelve years of his life, Mr. Norman Nodel devoted a major amount of his time and energy to illustrating books and magazines specifically for Jewish children, which gave him great pleasure and satisfaction. Norman Nodel worked to the last day of his life. He died on the 25th of February, 2000.

NORMAN NODEL (Nochem Yeshaya) was a noted artist and illustrator of children's books and magazines. Nodel began his illustrious career as a field artist in the army, drawing military maps during World War II. After the war, he pursued a successful career as an artist in a variety of styles, notably illustrating a great many issues in the famous 'Classics Illustrated' series in the 1950s. In the 1940s, he had previously been an assistant to George Marcoux, and he has done comic book art for True Comics and Sun Publications.
His contributions to 'Classics Illustrated' varied from 'Ivanhoe' to 'Faust' and 'The Invisible Man'. He was also a regular on Charlton's teen, horror and romance titles of the 1960s and 1970s. In the 1960s he contributed to the Warren magazines Eerie and Creepy, using the pen name Donald Norman.
During the last twelve years of his life, Mr. Norman Nodel devoted a major amount of his time and energy to illustrating books and magazines specifically for Jewish children, which gave him great pleasure and satisfaction. Norman Nodel worked to the last day of his life. He died on the 25th of February, 2000.

Date of Birth:

September 21, 1866

Date of Death:

August 13, 1946

Place of Birth:

Bromley, Kent, England

Place of Death:

London, England

Education:

Normal School of Science, London, England

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CHAPTER 1
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Table of Contents

Introduction 7

Chapter I The Strange Man's Arrival 9

Chapter II Mr Teddy Henfrey's First Impressions 17

Chapter III The Thousand and One Bottles 24

Chapter IV Mr Cuss Interviews the Stranger 31

Chapter V The Burglary at the Vicarage 39

Chapter VI The Furniture That Went Mad 43

Chapter VII The Unveiling of the Stranger 49

Chapter VIII In Transit 60

Chapter IX Mr Thomas Marvel 61

Chapter X Mr Marvel's Visit to Iping 69

Chapter XI In the Coach and Horses 73

Chapter XII The Invisible Man Loses His Temper 78

Chapter XIII Mr Marvel Discusses His Resignation 85

Chapter XIV At Port Stowe 89

Chapter XV The Man Who Was Running 97

Chapter XVI In the Jolly Cricketers 100

Chapter XVII Doctor Kemp's Visitor 106

Chapter XVIII The Invisible Man Sleeps 117

Chapter XIX Certain First Principles 123

Chapter XX At the House in Great Portland Street 130

Chapter XXI In Oxford Street 143

Chapter XXII In the Emporium 150

Chapter XXIII In Drury Lane 158

Chapter XXIV The Plan that Failed 170

Chapter XXV The Hunting of the Invisible Man 176

Chapter XXVI The Wicksteed Murder 179

Chapter XXVII The Siege of Kemp's House 185

Chapter XXVIII The Hunter Hunted 197

The Epilogue 205

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"Masterfully portrayed by Scott Brick—-each of his characterizations is an actorly tour de force—-The Invisible Man fascinates and mesmerizes, until it's gone." —-AudioFile

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