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The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells

"The stranger came early in February one wintry day, through a biting wind and a driving snow, the last snowfall of the year, over the down, walking as it seemed from Bramblehurst railway station and carrying a little black portmanteau in his thickly gloved hand. He was wrapped up from head to foot, and the brim of his soft felt hat hid every inch of his face but the shiny tip of his nose; the snow had piled itself against his shoulders and chest, and added a white crest to the burden he carried. He staggered into the Coach and Horses, more dead than alive as it seemed, and flung his portmanteau down. "A fire," he cried, "in the name of human charity! A room and a fire!" He stamped and shook the snow from off himself in the bar, and followed Mrs. Hall into her guest parlour to strike his bargain. And with that much introduction, that and a ready acquiescence to terms and a couple of sovereigns flung upon the table, he took up his quarters in the inn."

So starts H.G. Wells exploration into the consequences in the absence of restriction.  In the late 1800's, England was known for its stuffy notions about humanity and social behavior in general. Wells' intention was to experiment with the limits to which a person might go if he/she were released from the bonds of social restriction.

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  • Barrywhy

    By the time you got to the end he was dead.

    August 14, 2013

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    A former member

    Starting the book now. Looking forward to meeting with everyone!

    August 7, 2013

  • Kelly

    Keith, I sent you some email thru the button on this site-did you get it?

    August 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry to miss this. I am going out of town to help some family. See you next time.

    July 15, 2013

  • Barrywhy

    July 14, 2013

  • Barrywhy

    My guest will be invisible

    July 14, 2013

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