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


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


Good book4 star

This book described action extremely vividly and describes scenery and sounds and feeling in a manner of splendour. The Invisible Man himself has incredible character development and how his actions affect the environment/world and how the world and people react to him is very dynamic.45


H.G. Wells really knows how to set a precedent4 star

It’s amazing how this man’s ideas set the first stone to the creative works of so many others hundreds of years later. The idea of time being traversable, alien invasions, or in this case invisibility all have contributed so much to modern science fiction. On this book in particular,I found it quite intriguing to see the origin of the trope of an invisible being causing havoc in the world. One thing modern sci-fi writers could take not on is Well’s ability to use actual physics in attempt to justify the outlandish aspect of invisibility (rather than just throwing the word “quantum,” in there a few times and never bringing it up again.) Also liked seeing the psychological revelation of the invisible man, as his abilities both closed and opened certain possibilities to him45


Fascinating book5 star

HG Wells creates such an engaging and interesting story55

Cal Franklin

The Invisible Man at last!5 star

After watching of the movies based on this novel, I decided to read it for myself. If only they would make a movie based on H. G. Wells novel, it would be an amazing film to watch. The Universal’s earlier The Invisible Man with Claude Rains borrowed heavily from the book, but they changed several key scenes told here. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this novel and I encourage other readers to spend time in its pages as you follow the adventures of a man turned invisible.55


Worthy of classic status5 star

A fast-paced, tragic thriller with ethical questions. Excellent read!55

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