This was a thrill of a story. I thought it would be corny, but to my delight it was so wonderfully presented. It takes place at an Inn in an English village during the time of Victorian Britain. The locals are nosy rumor mongers who find the strange bandaged man a bit of an odd fellow who keeps himself to himself. From here the wonderful plot begins as we gradually learn of the invisible man and the growing intolerance towards his desperate need for isolation and secretive studies. A gripping tale with characters that are deeper and more real than those in his other good novels.
I would say this story is a must for all fans of retro science fiction.