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The Invisible Man


A Grotesque Romance


An interesting man arrives in the small town of Ippling fully covered; only a pink nose shows through his scarf. Many people wonder where he comes from and what his business is there, but they soon find that they wish they never saw him...--Submitted by Larry Carson

This is a classic science-fiction book with over 100 pages of pure excitement and wonder. The Invisible Man may start out slowly, but once you pay close attention, the book becomes a spine-tingling thriller that will leave you breathless. It all starts when a mysterious stranger comes into the town of Iping, all wrapped up in bandages. He never takes off his glasses, bandages, or coat, and brings all sorts of strange chemicals in little bottles with him. He sits in his hotel room all day, working with the chemicals. No one knows what he's doing, but eventually, people get suspicious. Who is this disguised man? Is he a criminal in hiding? Or maybe he's horribly disfigured! All the same, they want to get a glimpse of this strange man's face. Just imagine their surprise when they find out that this man is invisible! I would definitely inspire anyone who likes a good hard read and science-fiction to read this fantastic novel.--Submitted by Elizabeth Hutson, 6th Grade, age 12

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Madman or Misunderstood?

I have recently finished reading "The Invisible Man" and I have to admit that towards the end of the book I really felt sorry for Griffin. I am discussing the book with a group I belong to it, and it seems to me that I am the only one whom feels any sympathy for Griffin and that most people view him as being this completely mad man who got what he deserved in the end. But I felt that he was driven to his madness by the constant harassment and persecution of others and that his bouts of violent temper were provoked. And while I do not agree with or condone some of his actions, I can understand how the need for self-preservation drove him to committing acts of desperation. After his struggles to try and survive his need to inspire fear in others was his last final act of self-defense. With the exception of the people whom had robbed which I do find to be the most inexcusable of his actions, though I can still understand the desperation to what led him to such actions, it seems that all those whom he had harmed or sought out to harm was done in an act of direct self-defence. He did not in fact go around killing people willy nilly just for the pure joy of doing so, but those whom he did kill were people who directly impeded his own survival. As with the example of Kemp's servants, he had the opportunity to kill both Adye and the girl, if he were truly just a sadistic, psychotic madman than there would have been no reason for him to spare thier lives, but he lets the girl go unharmed, and he gave Adye the opportunity to spare his own life but only shot him when Adey attempted to attack him. He had no interest in harming them becasue they did not pose a threat to him and had done nothing directly against him. His acts of violence were provoked by other people seeking to inflict some harm against him first.

The Invisible Man--A Classic!

The Invisible Man is one of my most favorite novels. I've read it two times. The invisible man, Hawley Griffin, is one of my most favorite characters. I highly enjoyed the 1933 film version of it directed by James Whale, starring Claude Rains and Gloria Stuart. I highly reccommend it. If you need help with the book, message me. I know everything there is to know, I'm such a great fan!:biggrin5:

Passage Analysis

Hey so i have to do a passage analysis for this book and i have been having trouble deciding which passage i should choose any suggestions?

Is this a classic book?

Hi everyone, I need your help!! I've got an question from an teacher about this book. The question is : Why is this a classic story. I must answer this question with 5 citations. My first quote is : "First published 1897 This edition published by Coppens & Frenks, Amsterdam" (Page 4) My Second quote is : "Will you get me some matches?" said the visitor, quite abruptly. "My pipe is out." ( Page 10 ) But i can't find more quotes of this "classic" story. And i realy don't know if this correctly what im doing. Thanks in advance, Luc0s

This should summarize the book

In my opinion, this is a terrible book, but not because of bad writing, but because of a boring plot. However, that is not why I am writing this. I had to read this book for my LA class and of course, I was not happy. The book begins in a small village where the stranger (invisible man) appears in a local inn. The people are all like wtf, who is this guy. He is covered from head to toe in clothing (because he is invisible). He carries out experiments in his room. He later reveals that he is invisible to the people in the inn, then he flees. He meets a tramp, Thomas Marvel, and forces him to become his assisstant (He broke one of Marvel's feet with a rock, so Marvel agreed to be his assisstant- lol) Griffin (the invisible man's real name) flees to Dr. Kemps home. Kemp studied w/ Griffin at a university. Kemp thinks Griffin is insane and is going to turn him in to the police. Griffin gets angry and threatens to kill Kemp. Kemp runs to the village and Griffin chases him. A mob jumps the invisible man and kills him. This was a very vague description of the plot. For a more in depth summary, visit Thanks

I need help.... pronto

I am working on a project due in two days and I don't know anyhting about the book!!!:flare: I need to know the setting, main characters, conflict, resolution, and anything else I may find helpful. THANK YOU!!!!!:D

Help - Inivisible Man

Does anyone know when this book was published and if it is classified as a classic British book?

Help - The Invisible Man H.G. Wells

Hey, Wats the dudes name? lol

The Invisible Man

Hey, this is my first post, and I was kind of confused about some things in H. G. Wells's book 'The Invisible Man'. If any of you have ever read the book I was wondering if you could give me a couple quick summaries about a couple of the chapters, or just the whole book. I find it hard to understand some things from the numerous numbers of people, to trying to picture what Wells is trying to say, to trying to understand the way he interprets the way the people talk in the 1800's saying such things as "What's 'e been doin', then? Ain't hurt the girl, 'as 'e? Run at 'en with a knife, I believe' No 'ed, I tell ye. I don't mean no manner of speaking, I mean marn 'ithout a 'ed! Narnsense! 'tas some conjuring trick. Fetched off 'is wrappin's 'e did," and so on and so forth. If anyone could I'd really appreciate it, or if anyone could suggest some good online notes so I could understand it a little better. Thank you.

Invisible Man Book Report

I got bored about 30 pages into this book, but I still read on. I got good about 80 pages started getting good, but then in then about 10 pages later is started to bore me again. I thought it was a horrible book, but I hav to now write a report on it. I was just wondering if anyone who has read the book could put the events into a sequence because I have to do a timeline. It would be greatly apprieciated. I have to finish it tonight, so if you are capable of doing this please ASAP. Thank you very much. P.S I have to do one more book report this year, I was wondering if anyone knows a good book for a 15-16 year old reader. I don't want to pick out a horrible book like this again and get stuck in this situation.

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