ISBN: 9789383202997 Pages: 240 Size: 197 x 138 mm Format: Hardback Weight: 350 gm.
About The Book
A mysterious man arrives at a local inn in the English village of lping, West Sussex, during a showstorm. The villagers do not know what to make of the reclusive stranger because he is completely covered from head to toe and spends most of his time in his room His crimes are witnessed even though he cannot be seen. Finally his isolation as a true invisible man takes a mental toll on him. He could not foresee that his invisiblity could still make him vulnerable, and this lack of foresight uitimately seals his fate, If there is a lesson to be learned from this, it is to be careful about what one wishes for. What if what one considers a blessing is also a curse? This masterpiece of science fiction touches on this very same question.
About H.G. Wells
HERBERT GEORGE WELLS was born on 21 September 1866, in Bromley, England. In 1874, Wells, the son of domestic helpers-turned-shopkeepers, had an accident that left him bedridden for months. It was during this time that an avid reader was born. His father would bring him books from the local library and Wells would spend hours devouring the written word. Later, when his mother returned to working as a maidservant in a country house in Sussex, Wells found himself in the owner's magnificent library, immersed in the works of stalwarts like Jonathan Swift, Charles Dickens, Sir Thomas More, Plato, Daniel Defoe and others. As a teenager, Wells worked as a draper's assistant but eventually quit. Later, he won a scholarship to the Normal School of Science (later, the Royal College) where he learned about astronomy, biology, chemistry, and physics, among other subjects. All through, Wells nursed the secret desire to become a writer someday. In 1895, following the publication of The Time Machine, Wells became an overnight sensation. The story of an English scientist developing a time travel machine earned him the title of Father of Futurism. Wells' successive books, often termed as 'scientific romances' included The Island of Doctor Moreau (1896), The Invisible Man (1897) and The War of the Worlds (1898) Wells' works reflected the need for a society that flourished on the ideas and principles of global socialism. Published in 1920, The Outline of History is regarded as Wells' best-selling work. A champion of social and political ideas, he also ran for Parliament as a Labour Party candidate between 1922 and 192 The visionary author, sociologist, journalist, and historian breathed his last on 13 August 1946, aged 79.