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The Invisible Man Annotated
The Invisible Man Annotated

The Invisible Man Annotated

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4.30 (3 ratings)

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 the title refers to 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. An enthusiast of random and irresponsible violence, Griffin has become an iconic character in horror fiction.


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Invisibility As Illustrates the Hidden Nature of a Man

First understood as victim of experiment gone wrong. Soon reader discovers the heroes willingness to take advantage using his super power... invisibility.
A reign of destruction, violence and deaths follow the invisible man as though through the ideal of being supernatural one no longer follows convention and thus loses all civility.


Unexpected character development, darker than I thought it would be. This is a great story, easy to "see" why The Invisible Man is a classic!

The _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ review

One could wonder, what could possibly be left to be said of this timeless classic? Well, this author states... "not much!? " ln a story roiled with moral, ethical, and practical dilemmas (not all mutually exclusive), one may certainly find entertainment and "food for thought."And, no matter where a reader falls on the spectrum of the aforementioned dilemmas, HG Wells delivered a gem, that transcends_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ . The only question that remains, is, where this transcendence will take you?

Good, but flawed and a in places repetitive

For such a short book, it could have been shorter. My main complaint is the repeating of the man's adventures. For example at one point he describes how he gets cloths after losing his own to slip away invisibly; there are a few chapters dedicated to this after which he promptly throws them away and tells a new story about how he gets cloths after that. The ending picks up nicely, though at that point the ending is expected and feels inevitable.

Typical Wells

A quick and entertaining jaunt into the bad decisions made by men when they discover they have achieved some level of power.

Desi Marseille
Think About It!

Good for the imagination of what it would be like to be invisible. Think about it. Now you see me, now you don’t!

S & D
A classic read.

While for an American the places and language are bit foreign and rustic, the Basic story of obsession and tragic drama are still worth the time.

Tamika Deyo
The Invisible Man

I enjoyed this audiobook. The narrator did a very good job. I do recommend this classic story. It did no play out as I thought it would. A very good read/listen indeed.