The Invisible Man Paperback / softback
by H.G. Wells
Edited by Nicole Lobdell, Nancee Reeves
The Invisible Man stands out as possessing one of the most complicated heroes, or perhaps anti-heroes, inliterature.
Griffin is not a naive dreamer such as Moreau's Pendick or a hapless victim of circumstanceslike the unnamed narrator of The War of the Worlds.
He is a man of great genius and great faults. Perhapsclosest in character to the time traveler, the invisible man wants to the change the world through hisinvention.
Griffin's genius, however, is selfish-no one profits from his experiments, not even himself.
Athoroughly unlikeable character defined by impulsiveness, arrogance, rudeness, and, at times, violence,Griffin is a man of the late-nineteenth century-he is a man of the future.
The Invisible Man is not only acommentary on the great spirit of invention that elevated the nineteenth century but also a warning againstthe eugenic and self-interested policies that almost destroyed the twentieth century.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 250 pages
- Publisher: Broadview Press Ltd
- Publication Date: 30/10/2018
- Category: Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900
- ISBN: 9781554812738
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