The Invisible Man

No hand—just an empty sleeve. Lord! I thought, that’s a deformity!… Then, I thought, there’s something odd in that. What the devil keeps that sleeve up and open, if there’s nothing in it? There was nothing in it, I tell you. Nothing down it, right down to the joint. I could see right down it to the elbow, and there was a glimmer of light shining through a tear of the cloth.—Chap. IV, ¶19H.G.

The Invisible Man

A Grotesque Romance

H. G. Wells

In this tale of psychological terror, a young scientist must live in the personal hell created by his own experiments. Using himself as the subject, the scientist discovers the key to invisibility; yet, he is unable to reverse the results. Wells had created a gripping masterpiece on the destructive effects the invisibility has on the scientist and the insane and murderous chaos left in his malicious wake.

Bibliographic Record



  1. The Strange Man’s Arrival
  2. Mr. Teddy Henfrey’s First Impressions
  3. The Thousand and One Bottles
  4. Mr. Cuss Interviews the Stranger
  5. The Burglary at the Vicarage
  6. The Furniture That Went Mad
  7. The Unveiling of the Stranger
  8. In Transit
  9. Mr. Thomas Marvel
  10. Mr. Marvel’s Visit to Iping
  11. In the Coach and Horses
  12. The Invisible Man Loses His Temper
  13. Mr. Marvel Discusses His Resignation
  14. At Port Stowe
  15. The Man Who Was Running
  16. In the Jolly Cricketers
  17. Doctor Kemp’s Visitor
  18. The Invisible Man Sleeps
  19. Certain First Principles
  20. At the House in Great Portland Street
  21. In Oxford Street
  22. In the Emporium
  23. In Drury Lane
  24. The Plan That Failed
  25. The Hunting of the Invisible Man
  26. The Wicksteed Murder
  27. The Siege of Kemp’s House
  28. The Hunter Hunted
  29. The Epilogue