The Invisible Man: A Grotesque Romance

Paperback | January 9, 2017

byH. G. Wells

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"The man's become inhuman ... He has cut himself off from his kind. His blood be upon his own head."One night in the depths of winter, a bizarre and sinister stranger wrapped in bandages and eccentric clothing arrives in a remote English village. His peculiar, secretive activities in the room he rents spook the locals. Speculation about his identity becomes horror and disbelief when the villagersdiscover that, beneath his disguise, he is invisible. Griffin, as the man is called, is an embittered scientist who is determined to exploit his extraordinary gifts, developed in the course of brutal self-experimentation, in order to conduct a Reign of Terror on the sleepy inhabitants of England. As the police close in on him, he becomes ever moredesperate and violent.In this pioneering novella, subtitled "A Grotesque Romance", Wells combines comedy, both farcical and satirical, and tragedy - to superbly unsettling effect. Since its publication in 1897, The Invisible Man has haunted not only popular culture (in particular cinema) but also the greatest and mostexperimental novels of the twentieth century.

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"The man's become inhuman ... He has cut himself off from his kind. His blood be upon his own head."One night in the depths of winter, a bizarre and sinister stranger wrapped in bandages and eccentric clothing arrives in a remote English village. His peculiar, secretive activities in the room he rents spook the locals. Speculation abou...

Matthew Beaumont is a Senior Lecturer in English Literature at University College London. He is the author of Nightwalking: A Nocturnal History of London, Chaucer to Dickens (2015) and The Spectre of Utopia: Utopian and Science Fictions at the Fin de Siecle (2012). He has edited Edward Bellamy's Looking Backward and Walter Pater's Stud...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.03 inPublished:January 9, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198702671

ISBN - 13:9780198702672

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