The Invisible Man

The Invisible Man

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Overview

Featured title on PBS's The Great American Read in 2018

One of the most beloved works of science fiction, H.G. Wells’ classic The Invisible Man is an artful combination of a psychological thriller and science fiction novel.

A young scientist who discovers the secret of invisibility feels initial joy at his newfound freedoms and abilities, but quickly turns to despair when he realizes the many things he has sacrificed in the pursuit of science. While he struggles to create the formula that will restore his visibility and his connection to other people, murder and mayhem ensue.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781491537213
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Publication date: 07/29/2014
Edition description: Unabridged
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Herbert George Wells was born in Bromley, Kent, England, on September 21, 1866. His father was a professional cricketer and sometime shopkeeper, his mother a former lady's maid. Although "Bertie" left school at fourteen to become a draper's apprentice (a life he detested), he later won a scholarship to the Normal School of Science in London, where he studied with the famous Thomas Henry Huxley. He began to sell articles and short stories regularly in 1893. In 1895, his immediately successful novel rescued him from a life of penury on a schoolteacher's salary. His other "scientific romances"-The Island of Dr. Moreau (1896), The Invisible Man (1897), The War of the Worlds (1898), The First Men in the Moon (1901), and The War in the Air (1908)-won him distinction as the father of science fiction.

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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