A gripping and entertaining tale of terror and suspense as well as a potent Faustian alllegory of hubris and science run amok- The Invisible Man endures as one of the signature stories in the literature of science fiction. A briliient scientist uncovers the secret to invisibility, but his grandiose dreams and the power he unleashes cause him to spiral into intrigue,madness, and murder.
Immensely popular during his lifetime, H.G. Wells, along with Jules Verne, is credited with inventing science fiction. He grounds his fantastical imagination in scientific fact and conjecture while lacing his narrative with vibrant action, not merely to tell a "ripping yarn," but to offer a biting critique on the world around him.
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