Classics of Literature
The Invisible Man, written by H.G.Wells is a classic piece of literature. Published in 1897 the story tells of a scientist who invents an experimental serum which turns him invisible, at first this new ability has its perks but only too soon he finds out just how disruptive this change can be.
The book makes us look at the situation, how would it effect the choices and decisions we make, what would it feel like to be ignored by any and everyone, and do we make others feel like that? These are things, (among others), the scientist has to deal with and as you can imagine it plays havoc with his sanity.
The Invisible Man is one of those books that each time you read it you can learn something new, whether it’s about life, morals, politics, or yourself.
The Invisible Man by H.G.Wells is one of those novels that should be on everyone’s ‘book’ bucket list.
So many people when asked, “what Super power would you choose” respond with invisibility only thinking of the, (questionably) positive aspects without considering any of the negatives. This book highlights the downside of having such an affliction and what you are left with when the novelty wears off.
The Invisible Man is an important book which covers many important issues like, racism, sexism, societal structures and expectations, scientific progress, and other serious subjects which are still current themes in today’s modern life. Set in Victorian London, The Invisible Man weaves science fiction with dark Gothic elements to create a disturbingly realistic post-apocalyptic world where mystery and delusion play out their roles.
Whether you’re looking to add to your reading list or are a lover of the classics then I would certainly recommend the Invisible Man by H.G.Wells.