H. G. Wells describes a scientist s descent into madness in his classic science fiction novella, The Invisible Man. Griffin, a former medical student, becomes obsessed with the pursuit of invisibility. Already a slave to his goal, he steals money from his own father to perfect his formulas. Lacking suitable subjects, and consumed by the desire to succeed, Griffin uses the formula on himself. His success, however, does not satisfy him, and his crumbling moral foundations result in an egomaniacal rampage. Wells masterpiece offers a thrilling fiction as well as a glimpse into the darkest realms of the human psyche.