The Invisible Man

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The Invisible Man  (1897) 
by H.G. Wells

The Invisible Man is a 1897 science fiction novel, originally serialized in Pearson's Magazine. The Invisible Man of the title is "Griffin", a scientist who theorizes that if a person's refractive index is changed to exactly that of air and his body does not absorb or reflect light, then he will not be visible. He successfully carries out this procedure on himself, but cannot become visible again, becoming mentally unstable as a result.

Excerpted from The Invisible Man on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

The
Invisible Man
A Grotesque Romance
By H. G. WELLS, Author of
"The War of the Worlds"
"The Time Machine" etc.

"Being but dark earth though made diaphanall"


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HARPER & BROTHERS PUBLISHERS
NEW YORK AND LONDON

Books by

H. G. WELLS

SOCIAL FORCES IN ENGLAND AND AMERICA Crown 8vo
THE PASSIONATE FRIENDS. Illustrated. 8vo
Ann Veronica. Illustrated Post 8vo
THE FUTURE IN AMERICA. Illustrated. 8vo
THE INVISIBLE MAN. Post 8vo
THIRTY STRANGE STORIES Post 8vo
WHEN THE SLEEPER WAKES Illustrated. Post 8vo
ANTICIPATIONS. Post 8vo
SOCIALISM AND THE GREAT STATE (Wells and others). 8vo

HARPER & BROTHERS. NEW YORK

Copyright, 1897, by Edward Arnold.


Printed in the United States of America
C-Q

CONTENTS

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This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1926.


The author died in 1946, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 70 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.