Here in this post you’ll will get the detailed summary of chapter 1 to 5 from the novel The Invisible Man. Read Summaries of other chapters here:
- Plot Summary and In Short Chapter Wise Summary
- Summary of Chapter 6 to 10
- Summary of Chapter 11 to 15
- Summary of Chapter 16 to 20
- Summary of Chapter 21 to 28
Detailed Summary of Chapter 1. The Strange Man’s Arrival
The Stranger at Iping
The story began with a stranger arriving at the Bramblehurst railway station. It was February and the snowstorm was at its fury. He was wrapped from head to toe with only his shiny pink nose in the view. He was also wearing blue spectacles with sidelights. He entered into the “Coach and Horses” and asked for a room.
An Unusual Time for the Visit.
It was nail biting cold. in Iping and the appearance of a guest in the winter season was something unheard of. Mrs Hall, the owner of the inn, was delighted to have a guest at this time of the year, She made him some supper and went to his room. Though the fire was on, the man still persisted in keeping himself covered. Mrs Hall asked hi to take the coat and the hat off, but he refused. Later, when she went to serve him lunch, he was still standing at the window, all covered up.
The Strange Appearance of the Visitor
The next time Mrs Hall saw the stranger, he had his over-coat and hat removed. She met a ghastly sight that made her heart skip a beat. The stranger’s forehead above his blue glasses was covered by white bandage, and that another covered his ears, His hair escaping through the bandages looked like tails and horns, giving him the most unimaginable appearance.
The Stranger Finally Talks
Mrs Hall perceived that probably the visitor had a very bad accident and that had disfigured his face. She felt sorry for him. The next time when she went to clear his lunch, the stranger finally talked to her. He asked if his luggage could be bought from the station that very day. Mrs Hall replied in negative. Mrs Hall initiated further conversation, but then he abruptly told her to bring some matches. She found his behaviour quite rude, but realising the sovereigns that he had given, she went to get the matches for him. The visitor spent the night in the loneliness without making much audible noise.
Detailed Summary of Chapter 2. Mr. Teddy Henfrey’s First Impressions
Mr Teddy Henfrey
She was dazzled to see that the stranger had no lower jaw beneath his bandaged mouth. However, she overcome her perception and thought that the dim light must have deceived her.
The Stranger Asked not to be Disturbed
Mr teddy was Snubbed by the Stranger
Teddy Met Mr Hall; told him about the Stranger
Mr Hall Ran Home but got Rebuked
Detailed Summary of Chapter 3. The Thousand and One Bottles
A Dog Attacked the Stranger
Mr Hall Got a Concussion
The Stranger Started Working
Mr Hall Again Experienced Something Obscure
The Stranger Created a Mess
Fearenside and Teddy were later talking about the stranger. Fearenside said that the man was probable a spotted one as his nose was pink his legs and hands were black. He must be ashamed of himself and that is why, kept himself covered all the time Teddy said that “it was a rummy case altogether”.
Detailed Summary of Chapter 4. Mr. Cuss Interviews the Stranger
Money Kept Mrs Hall Mum
The Stranger was a Loner
The stranger was Talk of the Town
The stranger had become the talk of the town. Opinion was greatly divided about his occupation. Mrs Hall kept defending her guest by saying that the man was an ‘experimental investigator’ and he had an accident which had left him discoloured.Some thought that he was a criminal and thus, remained in hiding. Then, there were talks of him being a piebald. But all of the Iping disliked him.
Mr Cuss was Curious
She heard a cry of surprise, then a curious laughter and then Cuss Appeared. No sooner that he had appeared, Mr Cuss ran across the hall and right down the road.
“A Most Remarkable Story”
Detailed Summary of Chapter 5. The Burglary and the Vicarage
The Buntings were Awaken
There was no Burglar
The Couple was Left Astonished
Then they heard the chink of money. Realising that the robber had found the gold coins, Mr Bunting barged into the room. They were certain that someone was there, but there was no one in the study. They searched the room and found that their money was gone.
At that moment, there was a sneeze in the passage. Mr Bunting ran towards that way. He heard the kitchen door being opened. The couple kept staring, but they could see no one. There was not a soul in the house.