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The Invisible Man

A Grotesque Romance

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A Science Fiction Classic

From the twentieth century's first great practitioner of the novel of ideas comes a consummate masterpiece of science fiction about a man trapped in the terror of his own creation.

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A Science Fiction Classic

From the twentieth century's first great practitioner of the novel of ideas comes a consummate masterpiece of science fiction about a man trapped in the terror of his own creation.

Product Details
Paperback (192 pages)
Published: November 12, 2002
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Imprint: Modern Library
ISBN: 9780812966459
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