Fun Facts Friday: The Invisible Man

March 2, 2012

 

More books by H. G. Wells

1 ) First serialized in 1867 for Pearson’s Weekly but published as a book that same year.

2 ) Unlike Well’s previous novels (The Time Machine and The Island of Doctor Moreau), The Invisible Man is written using first-person narrators.

3 ) The Invisible Man is known only as “Griffin” throughout the book.

4 ) The invisibility formula involves taking opium.

5 ) In the novel, Griffin (The Invisible Man) might have been a psychopath before taking the formula.

6 ) Griffin is an albino.

7 ) Griffin leaves his job at the university to ensure he gets sole credit for his discovery.

8 ) In order to finance his research, Griffin robs his father who commits suicide afterwards.

9 ) The films portray Griffin much more sympathetically than the book.

10) In Alan Moore’s The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Griffin is a government agent. The invisible man killed at the end of the book was one a person Griffin used as a test subject.

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