The Invisible Man: A Grotesque Romance was serialised in Pearson's Weekly in June and July 1897 and published in book form in September 1897. Following The Time Machine (1895) and The Island of Doctor Moreau (1896), The Invisible Man is the third of Wells's “scientific romances” (the term the author himself later used to describe his early scientific fantasises), and the first that is set in a recognisable social context.
The story begins with the arrival of a mysterious stranger in the village of Iping. The stranger rents the parlour at the Coach and Horses, an inn owned by Mrs Hall. Mrs Hall is startled to discover that the stranger's face is covered in bandages. She …
McLean, Steven. "The Invisible Man". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 12 March 2009
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