The Invisible Man

The Invisible Man Summary

An Apple Books Classic edition.

“Alone-it is wonderful how little a man can do alone! To rob a little, to hurt a little, and there is the end.” What would you do if you were became invisible? Would you use that power for good, or would you become consumed with the freedom it afforded you? Griffin, the antihero of H.G. Wells’ classic novel, definitely belongs to the latter school of thought. A misunderstood genius with albinism, Griffin has suffered taunts and isolation his whole life. As he descends into madness, his plans become far darker than simple revenge on those who have wronged him.

In addition to this creepy novel, H.G. Wells-who is widely seen as the father of science fiction-also wrote The War of the Worlds, The Time Machine, and The Island of Doctor Moreau;. Besides killer plots, his work provides chilling insight on human nature. The Invisible Manis a story about cruelty, curiosity, and unfettered power. Read it-and you’ll immediately notice its inescapable influence on modern literature, movies, and comic books.

Book Reviews

Thoughtful Pessimist

The curse of invisibility4 star

A brilliant young scientist, engaged in self isolation for years, obsessed with keeping his discoveries all for himself, finally makes himself truly invisible and alone, and madness is the result.45


A classic5 star

As always, H.G Wells has incredible story-telling abilities, a great novel, and constantly interesting. Hardly a moment of low-action in this book.55


I like how the book is and how interesting this book is .5 star

I like how the author stated in this book and what I don’t like is nothing really55


Mid3 star



I like it4 star

It didn’t end how I expected it to. At first I didn’t really like him, but towards the last page I felt for the invisible man.45


Not as expected5 star

A classic tale that I did not truly know but certainly enjoyed.55


Not my fav3 star

Meh. Just didn’t get into it. Not a bad book just didn’t capture my undivided attention.35


Question3 star

Where did his start in life approach from (what the scientific label for household families)..nuclear I think. But I’m sure there are more scientific names bc as a society we dissect where -we’re from period. But I thought this would be good to know since I’m wanting to read the book. Especially the public domain one.35

big shags

Big pp5 star



Worth a read5 star

I loved this story and all of its detail. I’ve seen many invisible man movies but none tell this particular story, and none have the amount of humanity and depth of character. Although he becomes a monster of sorts you can still find some empathy for him in his current state.55

Other Books by H.G. Wells

The Time Machine


The Time Machine
4     3458
The War of the Worlds


The War of the Worlds
4     1071
The Time Machine


The Time Machine
4.5     1631

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