The Invisible Man - H.G. Wells

The Invisible Man

By H.G. Wells

  • Release Date: 1897-12-31
  • Genre: Classics
Score: 4
From 2,946 Ratings


An Apple Books Classic edition.

“Alone-it is wonderful how little a man can do alone! To rob a little, to hurt a little, and there is the end.” What would you do if you were became invisible? Would you use that power for good, or would you become consumed with the freedom it afforded you? Griffin, the antihero of H.G. Wells’ classic novel, definitely belongs to the latter school of thought. A misunderstood genius with albinism, Griffin has suffered taunts and isolation his whole life. As he descends into madness, his plans become far darker than simple revenge on those who have wronged him.

In addition to this creepy novel, H.G. Wells-who is widely seen as the father of science fiction-also wrote The War of the Worlds, The Time Machine, and The Island of Doctor Moreau;. Besides killer plots, his work provides chilling insight on human nature. The Invisible Manis a story about cruelty, curiosity, and unfettered power. Read it-and you’ll immediately notice its inescapable influence on modern literature, movies, and comic books.


  • Holding the test of time.

    By Bug Muffin
    A very well written and thoughtful story. Wells once again spins a wonderful tail as only he can. A man studies reflection and refraction and turns himself invisible. He never anticipated that he would spend his days naked, cold and hungry. A scientist turns desperate and finally deadly. As he rampages the town in a reign of terror, another man launches his plans to find him. In a final showdown one is victorious. Classic literature that still is fresh and timely. Well done Mr. Wells.
  • I Waited Too Long…

    By Mandanite
    …to get around to reading this book. Movies seldom do justice to the books they are based upon, and the 1933 film adaptation is only a vague interpretation at best. Wells’s tome may not include the specifics of how Griffin achieves his invisibility, but the rest of the tale more than makes up for it. I give the Claude Rains (Jack Griffin) film 3 stars, and that only out of nostalgia—Wells’s book gets an easy 5. I highly recommend it. —Old Man from Dakota
  • Good story

    By CribberSL
    Hard to understand at times but a good story.
  • Awesome!

    By KllSlasher
    Short and exciting! Loved this book!
  • Terrible for the most part

    By kidsendogs
    There’s a lot of boring fluff but Griffin becoming a Shakespearean villain at the end almost makes up for it. It’s supposed to be inspired by the Ring of Gyges story, but I don’t know how Wells managed to make it even more dull.
  • The curse of invisibility

    By Thoughtful Pessimist
    A brilliant young scientist, engaged in self isolation for years, obsessed with keeping his discoveries all for himself, finally makes himself truly invisible and alone, and madness is the result.
  • A classic

    By Golden189
    As always, H.G Wells has incredible story-telling abilities, a great novel, and constantly interesting. Hardly a moment of low-action in this book.
  • I like how the book is and how interesting this book is .

    By Cassie12343
    I like how the author stated in this book and what I don’t like is nothing really
  • Mid

    By lutherdogevil333
  • I like it

    By kmmmmty
    It didn’t end how I expected it to. At first I didn’t really like him, but towards the last page I felt for the invisible man.