The Invisible Man
by H.G. Wells
- Year Published: 1897
- Language: English
- Country of Origin: England
Wells, H.G. (1897).
. London, England; Pearsons Magazine.
- Flesch–Kincaid Level: 7.5
- Word Count: 159
- Genre: Science Fiction
- Keywords: duality of man, good vs. evil, science, scientific experimentation
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Wells, H. (1897). Chapter 8. The Invisible Man (Lit2Go Edition). Retrieved June 02, 2023, from https://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/120/the-invisible-man/2488/chapter-8/
Wells, H.G.. "Chapter 8." The Invisible Man. Lit2Go Edition. 1897. Web. <https://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/120/the-invisible-man/2488/chapter-8/>. June 02, 2023.
H.G. Wells, "Chapter 8," The Invisible Man, Lit2Go Edition, (1897), accessed June 02, 2023, https://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/120/the-invisible-man/2488/chapter-8/.
The eighth chapter is exceedingly brief, and relates that Gibbons, the amateur naturalist of the district, while lying out on the spacious open downs without a soul within a couple of miles of him, as he thought, and almost dozing, heard close to him the sound as of a man coughing, sneezing, and then swearing savagely to himself; and looking, beheld nothing. Yet the voice was indisputable. It continued to swear with that breadth and variety that distinguishes the swearing of a cultivated man. It grew to a climax, diminished again, and died away in the distance, going as it seemed to him in the direction of Adderdean. It lifted to a spasmodic sneeze and ended. Gibbons had heard nothing of the morning's occurrences, but the phenomenon was so striking and disturbing that his philosophical tranquillity vanished; he got up hastily, and hurried down the steepness of the hill towards the village, as fast as he could go.