The Invisible Man is a science fiction novel by H.G Wells published in 1897. Originally serialised in Personas Weekly in 1897, it was published as the novel same year. The Invisible Man of the title is Griffin, a scientist who has devoted himself to research into optics and invents a way to change the bod’s refractive index to that of the air so that it absorbs and reflect no light and thus becomes invisible. He successfully carries out this procedure on himself, but fails in his attempt to reverse the procedure.
While its predecessors, The Time Machine and The Island of Doctor Moreau, were written using first narrators, Wells adopts a third person objective point of view in The Invisible Man.
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In 1866, (Herbert George) H.G Wells was born to a working class family in Kent, England. Young Wells received a spotty education, interrupted by several illness and family difficulties and became a drapers apprentice as a teenager.
He also wrote realistic novels that received critical acclaim, including Kipps and a satire on Edwardian advertising. Wells also wrote dozen of short stories and novels.