The Invisible Man

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A mysterious stranger, Griffin, arrives at the local inn of the English village of Iping. West Sussex, during a snowstorm. The stranger wears a long-sleeved, thick coat and gloves, his face hidden entirely by bandages except for a fake pink nose, and a wide-brimmed hat. He is excessively reclusive, irascible, and unfriendly. He demands to be left alone and spends most of his time in his rooms working with a set of chemicals and laboratory apparatus, only venturing out at night. While staying at the inn, hundreds of strange glass bottles arrive that Griffin calls his luggage. Many local townspeople believe this to be very strange. He becomes the talk of the village (one of the novel's most charming aspects is its portrayal of small-town life in southern England, which the author knew from first-hand experience). Meanwhile, a mysterious burglary occurs in the village. Griffin has run out of money and is trying to find a way to pay for his board and lodging. When his landlady demands he pay his bill and quit the premises, he reveals part of his invisibility to her in a fit of pique. An attempt to apprehend the stranger is frustrated when he undresses to take advantage of his invisibility, fights off his would-be captors, and flees to the downs.
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auth_author2 Adams, James., Barratt, Cate., Brick, Scott., Cuzik, David., Morgan, Vicki., Philpott, Daniel., Publishing, Saddleback Educational., Wells, H. G. 1866-1946.
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display_description A mysterious stranger, Griffin, arrives at the local inn of the English village of Iping. West Sussex, during a snowstorm. The stranger wears a long-sleeved, thick coat and gloves, his face hidden entirely by bandages except for a fake pink nose, and a wide-brimmed hat. He is excessively reclusive, irascible, and unfriendly. He demands to be left alone and spends most of his time in his rooms working with a set of chemicals and laboratory apparatus, only venturing out at night. While staying at the inn, hundreds of strange glass bottles arrive that Griffin calls his luggage. Many local townspeople believe this to be very strange. He becomes the talk of the village (one of the novel's most charming aspects is its portrayal of small-town life in southern England, which the author knew from first-hand experience). Meanwhile, a mysterious burglary occurs in the village. Griffin has run out of money and is trying to find a way to pay for his board and lodging. When his landlady demands he pay his bill and quit the premises, he reveals part of his invisibility to her in a fit of pique. An attempt to apprehend the stranger is frustrated when he undresses to take advantage of his invisibility, fights off his would-be captors, and flees to the downs.
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subject_facet Audiobooks, Classics, Crime & Thrillers; Science Fiction; General Fiction, Electronic books, English language -- Textbooks for foreign speakers, Fiction, High interest-low vocabulary books, Invisibility -- Fiction, Literary, Mentally ill -- England -- Fiction, Mentally ill -- Fiction, Readers (Secondary), Readers -- British fiction, Readers for new literates, Science -- Experiments -- Comic books, strips, etc, Science -- Experiments -- Fiction, Science Fiction, Science fiction, Scientists -- Comic books, strips, etc, Scientists -- England -- Fiction, Scientists -- Fiction, Self-experimentation in medicine -- Fiction, Strangers -- England -- Fiction, Wells, H. G. -- (Herbert George), -- 1866-1946 -- Adaptations, Wells, H. G. -- (Herbert George), -- 1866-1946. -- Invisible man
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title The Invisible Man
title_alt Invisible man.
title_display The Invisible Man
title_full Invisible Man [electronic resource], The Invisible Man, The Invisible Man [eBook], The Invisible Man [electronic resource], The Invisible Man [electronic resource] / H.G. Wells, The invisible man [electronic resource], The invisible man [electronic resource] / H. G. (Herbert George) Wells, The invisible man [electronic resource] / H. G. Wells, The invisible man [electronic resource] / H.G. Wells, The invisible man [sound recording] / by H.G. Wells
title_short The Invisible Man
title_sort Invisible Man
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topic Audiobooks, Classic Literature, Classics, Electronic books, English language Textbooks for foreign speakers, Fiction, High interest-low vocabulary books, Horror, Invisibility Fiction, Literary, Mentally ill England Fiction, Mentally ill Fiction, Readers (Secondary), Readers British fiction, Readers for new literates, Science -- Experiments -- Fiction, Science Experiments Comic books, strips, etc, Science Experiments Fiction, Science Fiction, Science fiction, Scientists Comic books, strips, etc, Scientists England Fiction, Scientists Fiction, Self-experimentation in medicine Fiction, Strangers England Fiction, Wells, H. G. (Herbert George), 1866-1946 Adaptations, Wells, H. G. (Herbert George), 1866-1946. Invisible man
topic_facet Audiobooks, Classic Literature, Classics, Electronic books, English language, Experiments, Fiction, High interest-low vocabulary books, Horror, Invisibility, Literary, Mentally ill, Readers, Readers (Secondary), Readers for new literates, Science, Science -- Experiments -- Fiction, Science Fiction, Science fiction, Scientists, Self-experimentation in medicine, Strangers, Wells, H. G