'The stranger came early in February, one wintry day, through a biting wind and a driving snow.'
When the residents of Iping first see him, he is wearing an overcoat and goggles, and is covered from head to toe with bandages. His hidden identity and mysterious behavior causes the locals to start asking questions. At first they assume he must have been involved in some kind of horrific accident. But the truth is far more alarming than that.
As the reality of the situation starts to become clear, only one thing is certain; the stranger is a troubled soul and can only deal with his personal fear by terrorizing the people around him.
First published in 1897, The Invisible Man is HG Wells's warning to the world about the dangers of science without humanity.
About the Author
H G Wells (1866-1946) was a pioneer of science fiction whose works have influenced many writers, thinkers, and world leaders. Born into a working class family, he had a staggered education. Eventually, he became an usher and taught younger children at school. Later, he studied science at the University of London. He predicted many social and scientific changes of the 20th century, like destruction by atomic bombs. Several of his works, adapted on screen, continue to fascinate modern audiences.
Sean Taylor is a graduate of Cambridge University and has worked as a publisher, journalist, and teacher. He has lived in Zimbabwe and Brazil, from where he has just returned to his native England. His books include "Goal! "and "When a Monster Is Born".
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