TITLE: The Invisible Man
SUBTITLE: A Grotesque Romance
AUTHOR: H G Wells and illustrated by Grahame Baker
PUBLISHER: The Folio Society
NO.OF PAGES: xvii + 175 pages including frontispiece and 6 colour plates
BINDING: Publisher's green cloth boards with title and ornate decoration in gilt on the spine and front board
Height: 24 cm
Width: 17.8 cm
Depth: 3.5 cm
The Folio Society is known for producing attractively illustrated and bound editions of classic works.
Although Herbert George Wells (1866-1946) also wrote in other genres such as history and politics, he is best known as a writer of Science Fiction (SF). In 2004, The Folio Society published three of his best known SF novels: The Time Machine (1895), The Invisible Man (1897) and War of the Worlds (1898). The present title is one from the same.
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