2. About the Author
• H.G. WELLS (Herbert George Wells)
• BIRTH - September 21, 1866 , Bromley England U K
• DEATH : August 13, 1946 In 1895, Wells became an
overnight literary sensation with the publication of the
novel The Time Machine. The book was about an English
scientist who develops a time travel machine.
• He published the The Island of Doctor Moreau (1896),
The Invisible Man (1897) and The War of the Worlds
• The Island of Doctor Moreau told the story of a man
who encounters a scientist conducting the gruesome
experiments on animals, creating new species of
• Before we proceed
• Can a man become invisible?
• This is the story of a scientist who discovers how to
make himself invisible.
• Does he use or misuse, His discovery?
4. Key points
• Griffin, a Scientist discovers a rare drug which can make a
• His landlord dislikes him. Griffin wants to revenge on him.
• He swallows the drug and puts the house on fire. He puts off
clothes becomes invisible and runs away.
• It was cold weather and he felt the need of clothes.
• He slips inside a clothe store had meal and slept at night.
5. Key points
• Two attendants chase him in the morning.
• He was again homeless and clothes less. He loots a
shopkeeper of a theatrical company and catches a train to
Iping village to live in a village.
• The money of loot doesn't last long. He steals money from
Clergyman's desk to pay rent.
• Suspicion falls on the scientist when he pays rent.
• Mrs. Hall finds the room of the scientist opened. She wants
to look into the room. A hat springs up and hits on her face.
6. Key points
• The chair of the room becomes alive and forces Mr. And
Mrs. hall out of the room.
• Suddenly Griffin appears from nowhere.
• When Mr. and Mrs. Hall enquire about the theft Griffin gets
• He removes the bandages and falls nose. Now he was
• The constable is called to arrest the headless man but he is
wounded by the invisible scientist.
• Griffin, an eccentric scientist discovered a rare drug. This
could make a naked man invisible. He was not liked by his
landlord. He decided to take revenge on him. One day he
set his landlord's house on fire. Then he drank his rare drug
and put off his clothes. Now, he could see everyone but
none could see him. He was safe from being caught.
• But he was without clothes and it was very cold. He passed
the night in a London store. He stole goods and money from
the store. Then he went to a village called Iping. He stayed
at an inn. He stole money from clergy man's desk. A
policeman named Jaffers was called. A strange fight took
place. Griffin took off his
• Bandages, his glasses and his hat. Now, he looked helpless.
People were horrified. Griffin hit the policeman. He got free
and ran away.
9. Story in brief
• Two boys saw fresh footprints of an invisible man in the
streets of London. These footprints were of a lawless
scientist named Griffin.
• He discovered a rare drug, which could make him invisible.
His landlord disliked him and tried to reject him.
• In revenge Griffin set fire to the house. He swallowed drug
and removed his clothes to become invisible.
• He was a homeless wanderer- until he happened to step in
some mud, and left footprints as he walked! He escaped
easily enough from the boys who followed the footprints.
10. Story in brief
• He wandered in the streets of London. He faced cold
weather and felt the need of clothes and food.
• He slipped inside a big London store for warmth. He fitted
himself out with warm clothes. soon, with shoes, an
overcoat and a wide- brimmed hat, he became a fully
dressed and visible person.
• In the kitchen of the restaurant he enjoyed the meal. He fell
asleep on the pile of quilts.
• He woke up late in the morning. The store attendants gave
him a chase but he made himself free by removing his
• Then he entered a theatrical company where he dressed up
again and looted some money from the shopkeeper.
11. Story in brief
• He wanted to live freely without any disturbance. So he
caught a train to Iping village and hired a room at the inn.
• The money of the loot did not last long and he again had to
rob a clergyman of his money. After some time Mr. and Mrs.
Hall visited his room when they found the door of the room
• They found nobody inside. But the chair and other things in
the room become alive. The hat lying on the bedpost leapt
up and dashed itself into the face of the landlady.
• Then the bedroom chair became alive and it pushed the inn
keeper and his wife out of the room.
12. Story in brief
• Mrs. Hall almost fell down the stairs in hysterics. She
thought that it was matter of witchcraft. She was convinced
that the room was haunted by sprits and the stranger had
somehow caused these to enter into her furniture.
• By the time the news of robbery spread and everybody
suspected the scientist. The suspicion grew stronger when
he produced ready cash whereas he had accepted some
time before that he had a money.
• The village constable was sent for. Instead of waiting for the
constable Mrs. Hall went to the scientist and asked how he
came out of an empty room and how he entered a locked
room. The eccentric scientist lost his temper when he faced
questions from Mrs. Hall.
13. Story in brief
• He threw off the bandages, spectacles and false nose. This
made his head invisible.
• When the constable, Mr. Jaffers reached there, he saw that
he had to arrest a headless man. He tried to get hold of him
but Griffin outsmarted him by throwing away his clothes
• He became invisible and knocked down the constable out of
senses. the people who tried to help the constable received
the blows nowhere. Thus he again escaped from the scene