The Invisible Man: A Grotesque Romance (Mass Market Paperbound)

By H. G. Wells, Arthur C. Clarke (Introduction by), Anthony West (Designed by)
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Spine-tingling and entertaining, The Invisible Man is a science fiction classic–and a penetrating, unflinching look into the heart of human nature. To its author, H. G. Wells, the novel was as compelling as “a good gripping dream.” But to generations of readers, the terrible and evil experiment of the demented scientist, Griffin, has conveyed a chilling nightmare of believable horror. An atmosphere of ever-increasing suspense begins with the arrival of a mysterious stranger at an English village inn and builds relentlessly to the stark terror of a victim pursued by a maniacal invisible man. The result is a masterwork: a dazzling display of the brilliant imagination, psychological insight, and literary craftsmanship that made H. G. Wells one of the most influential writers of his time.

About the Author


Herbert George Wells's (1866-1946) career as an author was fostered by a childhood mishap. He broke his leg and spent his convalescence reading every book he could find. Wells earned a scholarship at the Norman School of Science in London. Wells's ""science fiction"" (although he never called it such) was influenced by his interest in biology. H. G. Wells gained fame with his first novel, ""The Time Machine (1895)."" He followed this with ""The Island of Dr. Moreau (1896), The Invisible Man (1897), "" and ""The War Of The Worlds (1898).""

Born in Minehead, Somerset in 1917, Arthur C. Clarke was a celebrated science fiction author. He is the author of more than sixty books with more than 50 million copies in print, and the winner of all the field's highest honors. He was named Grand Master by the Science Fiction Writers of America in 1986.

In 1945 he published the technical paper "Extra-terrestrial Relays," which in essence invented the principle of worldwide communication via geosynchronous satellite.

His well-known novels include "Childhood's End; Against the Fall of Knight; 2001: A Space Odyssey; Rendezvous with Rama; Imperial Earth; The Fountains of Paradise; 2010: Odyssey Two; 2061: Odyssey Three, "and "3001". In 1968, he collaborated with director Stanley Kubrick on the screenplay for the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey, which was derived from his story "The Sentinel."

He was awarded the CBE in 1989 and knighted in 1998.


Praise For…


“I personally consider the greatest of English living writers [to be] H. G. Wells.” —Upton Sinclair

Product Details
ISBN: 9780553213539
ISBN-10: 0553213539
Publisher: Bantam Classics
Publication Date: August 1983
Pages: 160
Language: English