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The Invisible Man

The Book

The Invisible Man is a famous
1897 science fiction novel by H.G. Wells. It is also commonly mistaken as the title to Ralph Ellison's novel, Invisible Man.

The Movie

The Invisible Man is also a movie produced by Universal Pictures in 1933, directed by James Whale. The movie is considered one of the great Universal horror films of the 1930s, and it spawned a number of sequels, plus many spinoffs using the idea of an "invisible man" that were largely unrelated to Wells' original story. In his first screen appearance, Claude Rains was the voice of the Invisible Man (Dr. Jack Griffin) -- though in the only scene where the face of the Invisible Man was seen, a different actor was used.

Another related movie is the film, Hollow Man, which chronicles Sebastian Caine becoming invisible, and his subsequent madness as well as the ensuing chaos.