Griffin, a scientist, has devoted his life to the study of optics. As his work progresses, he invents a method of making a person invisible. After testing the experiment on himself, he comes to realize that while the experiment was a complete success, he has no way of reversing his invisibility.
Written in a time of rapid scientific progress and industrial development, Wells uses Griffin’s struggle with his condition and descent into obsession and madness to reflect on the dangers of unbridaled scientific progress untempered by compassion or humanity.
The Invisible Man was initially serialized in Pearson’s Weekly in 1897, after which it was published as a whole novel that same year.
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