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The Invisible Man a Grotesque Romance

By Wells, H. G.

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Book Id: WPLBN0000678452
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Title: The Invisible Man a Grotesque Romance  
Author: Wells, H. G.
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Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Literature, Literature & drama
Collections: Penn State University's Electronic Classics Series Collection
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Excerpt: Chapter 1. The Strange Man?s Arrival. 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 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, 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 couple of sovereigns flung upon the table, he took up his quarters in the inn.

 
 



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