The Invisible Man

The Invisible ManThe Invisible Man
Author: H.G. Wells
Grade(s): 6; 7; 8

On a cold day in February, a stranger arrives in the village of Iping. He wears gloves and dark glasses, even inside, and his face is covered in bandages. Soon crimes occur that cannot be explained, and the townspeople realize the unthinkable truth: the strange man is invisible — and he is slowly going mad. The Invisible Man is a dangerous enemy who must be stopped. But if no one can see him, how can he be caught?, this science fiction novel uses the theory that if a person’s refractive image can be adjusted in such a way as to mimic the refractive quality of air, he or she will be unseen. The scientist tests his theory by experimenting on himself and becoming invisible, but the consequences are irreversible. This terrifying story from the author of The Time Machine and The War of the Worldswas originally published in serial form. Using the theory that if a person’s refractive image can be adjusted in such a way as to mimic the refractive quality of air, an obscure scientist invents a way to render skin, bones, and blood invisible, and tries the formula on himself. Now he can go anywhere, menace anyone — sight unseen. He has only two problems: he cannot become visible again — and he has gone quite murderously insane.

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