The Invisible Man: A Grotesque Romance (Paperback)

By H. G. Wells, Arthur Charles Clarke (Introduction by)
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A gripping and entertaining tale of terror and suspense as well as a potent Faustian allegory of hubris and science run amok, "The Invisible Man" endures as one of the signature stories in the literature of science fiction. A brilliant scientist uncovers the secret to invisibility, but his grandiose dreams and the power he unleashes cause him to spiral into intrigue, madness, and murder. The inspiration for countless imitations and film adaptations, "The Invisible Man" is as remarkable and relevant today as it was a hundred years ago. As Arthur C. Clarke points out in his Introduction, "The interest of the story . . . lies not in its scientific concepts, but in the brilliantly worked out development of the theme of invisibility. If one could be invisible, then what?

About the Author


H. G. Wells (1866 1946) was a novelist, journalist, sociologist, and historian whose novels "The Time Machine", "The Island of Dr. Moreau", and "The Invisible Man" are among the classic works of science fiction.

Arthur C. Clarke is considered to be the greatest science fiction writer of all time. He is an international treasure in many other ways: An article written by him in 1945 led to the invention of satellite technology. Books by Mr. Clarke--both fiction and nonfiction--have more than one hundred million copies in print worldwide. He lives in Sri Lanka.

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Praise For…


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

Product Details
ISBN: 9780812966459
ISBN-10: 0812966457
Publisher: Modern Library
Publication Date: November 12th, 2002
Pages: 192
Language: English