'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
Often called "the father of science fiction," British author Herbert George (H. G.) Wells' literary works are notable for being some of the first titles of the science fiction genre, and include such famed titles as The Time Machine, The War of the Worlds, The Island of Doctor Moreau, and The Invisible Man. Despite being fixedly associated with science fiction, Wells wrote extensively in other genres and on many subjects, including history, society and politics, and was heavily influenced by Darwinism. His first book, Anticipations of the Reaction of Mechanical and Scientific Progress Upon Human Life and Thought, offered predictions about what technology and society would look like in the year 2000, many of which have proven accurate. Wells went on to pen over fifty novels, numerous non-fiction books, and dozens of short stories. His legacy has had an overwhelming influence on science fiction, popular culture, and even on technological and scientific innovation. Wells died in 1946 at the age of 79.
Sean Taylor is a writer for Under 30: Following the Vision Magazine and the founder of a blog that follows its contributors' successes and failures as they chase their dreams. He was also a journalist before leaving to leverage his diverse background in order to make a "shift in the world."
Over the years his endeavors have led him to being involved with multiple organizations, most of which concern entrepreneurship, technology, the arts and education. Sean Taylor is an advocate for education and equality and is often requested as a speaker on these topics. He is also spearheading a campaign to raise money for KIMS, a school in Afghanistan that has played a significant part in empowering females with a higher education in a nation that has been historically oppressive to women. The campaign is also looking to include African girls. The fundraising is set to launch in mid 2015.
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— Chris Wilson, The Graphic Classroom (a resource for teachers and librarians)