Invisible Man

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1 a science fiction romance by H. G. Wells, published 1897, about a scientist who fatally stumbles upon the secret of invisibility;

2 Invisible Man, a Kafkaesque and claustrophobic novel by the American writer Ralph Waldo Ellison (1914–94), published 1952, which describes the life of a young black man in New York City.

Subjects: Literature.

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H. G. Wells (1866—1946) novelist and social commentator

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