The mysterious recluse Mr Griffin wanders into town, keeping his whole body hidden and shutting himself away with his scientific equipment. So begins another incredible tour de force by the master of science fiction H.G. Wells. When the village is besieged by strange thefts by an uncatchable thief, the clues might lie with the odd-acting stranger. Revealing his incredible secret – he has turned himself invisible, Griffin escapes and seeks those whom he might suborn into aiding him. Driven to darkness by his inability to make himself visible again, Griffin decides to use his misfortune to terrorise others. Greeted with fear and suspicion and betrayed by those around him, Griffin is determined to show just how dangerous an unseen enemy can be.