The Invisible Man

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Author: Herbert George Wells, was born in Bromley, Kent in 1866, to a working class family.His mother worked as a maid and housekeeper.

After working as a draper's apprentice and pupil-teacher, he won a schoolarship to the "Normal School of Science" in South Kensington, where he began to write. His first work appeared in May 1887 in the Science Schools Journal -"A Tale of the Twentieth Century". After his studies he worked in poverty in London as a cramer and published his first book "A Textbook of Biology" (1893), which was to remain in print for over forty years. Wells had been in print as a professional writer, since 1891 when the Fortnightly Review published his article "The Rediscovery of the Unique". He lived on his writing in those times. But not until he published his first novel "The Time Machine" (1895) did his literary career start. He was a great believer in socialism, science and progress, he outraged society with the views expressed in "Ann Veronica" and "The New Machiavelli".

H.G.Wells died in London, on 13th August 1946 at the age of 79 years, after having survived the First and Second World War.

Published : It´s a Longman Book, first published by Longman Fiction in 1993. It was first published in 1897 under the title "The Invisible Man".

Type of book: It is one of a number of "scientific romances", early examples of science fiction, that H.G.Wells wrote as a young man. It is a very detailed book, written in a comprehensible language. "The Invisible Man" is a book to be read and discussed many times.

"A chilling science fiction classic".

Subject: It´s a story about Griffin, a scientist who made himself invisible, like a paper with oil on its suface gets invisible. The main setting of...