The novel “The Invisible Man: A Grotesque Romance”, generally known simply as “The Invisible Man”, by H.G. Wells was published for the first time in 1897. The novel is available on Project Gutenberg’s website.
When a stranger arrives at an inn in the English village of Iping, everyone can immediately notice that he’s not a person like any other. The man is in fact completely covered from head to toe, with a bandaged face and a fake nose. From the very beginning he shows he’s a recluse and the local people start wondering about him.
The stranger’s weirdness increases when what’s supposed to be his luggage have content quite out of the ordinary. The man claims he wants only to conduct a complex scientific research and doesn’t tolerate the innkeeper’s interference. When the woman asks him to pay his rent, the man reveals his invisibility.