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The Invisible Man

A Grotesque Romance

H. G. Wells
Edited by Matthew Beaumont

January 2017

ISBN: 9780198702672

192 pages
Paperback
196x129mm

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Oxford World's Classics

Price: £6.99

One night in the depths of winter, a bizarre and sinister stranger wrapped in bandages and eccentric clothing arrives in a remote English village. In this pioneering novella, Wells combines comedy, both farcical and satirical, and tragedy - to superbly unsettling effect.

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One night in the depths of winter, a bizarre and sinister stranger wrapped in bandages and eccentric clothing arrives in a remote English village. In this pioneering novella, Wells combines comedy, both farcical and satirical, and tragedy - to superbly unsettling effect.

  • It is the 150th anniversary of H. G. Wells's birth in 2016
  • Detailed Introduction not only explores the influence of The Invisible Man on popular culture, but (more originally), in a section entitled 'Afterlives of the Invisible Man', on Modernist writers, including D.H. Lawrence, Nabokov, Borges and Ellison
  • The Introduction sets the book in its literary and philosophical context
  • Includes a chronology, bibliography, and notes to provide additional contextual interest

About the Author(s)

H. G. Wells

Edited by Matthew Beaumont, Senior Lecturer, University College London

Matthew Beaumont is a Senior Lecturer in English Literature at University College London. He is the author of Nightwalking: A Nocturnal History of London, Chaucer to Dickens (2015) and The Spectre of Utopia: Utopian and Science Fictions at the Fin de Siècle (2012). He has edited Edward Bellamy's Looking Backward and Walter Pater's Studies in the History of the Renaissance for Oxford World's Classics.

Reviews

"Very smart-looking new editions of SF classics." - David V Barrett, Fortean Times

"The ideas that Wells explores are as relevant as ever" - Desperate Reader

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