The Invisible Man

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Pan Macmillan, May 12, 2022 - Fiction - 176 pages

H. G. Wells skilfully combines tension, wit and terror in The Invisible Man, a masterpiece of science fiction.

Complete & Unabridged. Part of the Macmillan Collector’s Library; a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket-sized classics with gold foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover.

A mysterious stranger arrives at a rural Sussex inn on a cold winter’s night with his face obscured by bandages and his body cloaked in a long, heavy coat. He locks himself in his room and spends his stay labouring over chemicals in intricate glass bottles. The villagers, bewildered by what lurks under the bandages, could never be prepared for the terrible truth: that the man is a scientist who has rendered himself invisible and is desperately struggling to find an antidote. He flees to the rugged, cliff-lined coast where, pursued by police and an angry mob, he is intent on murderous revenge.


Selected pages


The Strange Mans Arrival
Mr Teddy Henfreys First Impressions
The Thousand and One Bottles
Mr Cuss Interviews the Stranger
The Burglary at the Vicarage
The Furniture That Went
The Unveiling of the Stranger
In Transit
Mr Marvel Discusses His Resignation
At Port Stowe
The Man Who Was Running
In The Jolly Cricketers
Dr Kemps Visitor
The Invisible Man Sleeps
Certain First Principles
At the House in Great Portland

Mr Thomas Marvel
Mr Marvels Visit to Iping
In The Coach and Horses
The Invisible Man Loses His Temper
In Oxford Street
In the Emporium

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About the author (2022)

Herbert George Wells, the son of a shopkeeper and a lady’s maid, was born in Kent in 1866. A bookish child, his education was interrupted when he served a brief and gruelling apprenticeship to a draper. But Wells then went on to study biology under the great T. H. Huxley, before finding instant literary success in 1895 with the publication of his first ‘scientific romance’, The Time Machine. This was followed in quick succession by The Island of Dr Moreau, The Invisible Man and The War of the Worlds. Wells also wrote extensively on social issues, history and science. He died in 1946.