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The Invisible Man  

The Invisible Man

 

by H.G. Wells

 

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Chapter 1

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The Invisible Man Chapter 1 Summary

The Strange Man's Arrival

The stranger is totally covered, with only his shiny nose showing. He's also wearing spectacles with sidelights, which basically look like goggles. At least one person says he looks like he's wearing a diving helmet (the old-fashioned kind, of course.) diving helmet (the old-fashioned kind, of course.)

The stranger looks, well, strange, but he's got money, so Mrs. Hall, the innkeeper, gives him a room.a diving helmet (the old-fashioned kind, of course.) Still, Mrs. Hall is surprised by his appearance

Still, Mrs. Hall is surprised by his appearance when she sees him in his room without his hat:of course.) The stranger looks, well, strange, but he's got money, so Mrs. Hall, the innkeeper,

[A]ll his forehead above his blue glasses was covered by a white bandage, and […] another covered his ears, leaving not a scrap of his face exposed excepting only his pink, peaked nose. […] The thick black hair, escaping as it could below and

between the cross bandages, projected in curious tails and horns, giving him the strangest appearance conceivable. (1.16)

Luckily, he's covered the lower part of his face with a serviette (a napkin), so she doesn't have to deal with what's there.giving him the strangest appearance conceivable . (1.16) Mrs. Hall assumes that this guy was in

Mrs. Hall assumes that this guy was in an accident. She tries to get him to talk about what happened (nosy much?), butso she doesn't have to deal with what's there. he doesn't want to talk about his

he doesn't want to talk about his "accident" with a gossipy innkeeper.

Instead, he asks her about getting his luggag e from the railroad station. Not quite as good for gossip. Sorry, Mrs. s luggage from the railroad station. Not quite as good for gossip. Sorry, Mrs. Hall.

Chapter Summaries

Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Chapter 6 Chapter 7 Chapter
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
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Chapter 9
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Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
Chapter 16
Chapter 17
Chapter 18
Chapter 19
Chapter 20

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Chapter 21 Chapter 22 Chapter 23 Chapter 24 Chapter 25 Chapter 26 Chapter 27 Chapter
Chapter 21
Chapter 22
Chapter 23
Chapter 24
Chapter 25
Chapter 26
Chapter 27
Chapter 28
Epilogue
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