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The Invisible Man

The Invisible Man


by H.G. Wells

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Some critics think that The Invisible Man was influenced by comic writer W. S. Gilbert's poem "The Perils of Invisibility" (1870). What do you think?

Just like Griffin, Wells was kind of a disgruntled teacher, it seems: "I have suffered as the son of not very well-to-do and rather illiterate parents at the hands of these scholastic pirates and I do not think I could refrain from the chance of sticking a knife under the ribs of this system of fraud if every friend I had stood on the opposite side." (Source.)

In addition to inspiring many TV shows and movies, The Invisible Man also inspired a number of graphic novels, like Jeff Lemire's The Nobody (2009). Even Batman has a run-in with some Invisible Man.

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