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The War of the Worlds H.G. Wells

The War of the Worlds By H.G. Wells

The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells


$16.49
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Summary

The classic tale of an alien invasion of Earth from the pen of the father of modern SF, with an introduction by Adam Roberts - now adapted for TV by the BBC, airing Autumn 2019!

The War of the Worlds Summary

The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells

'No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man's...'

So begins H. G. Wells' classic novel in which Martian lifeforms take over planet Earth. As the Martians emerge, they construct giant killing machines - armed with heatrays - that are impervious to attack. Advancing upon London they destroy everything in their path. Everything, except the few humans they collect in metal traps.

Victorian England is a place in which the steam engine is state-of-the-art technology and powered flight is just a dream. Mankind is helpless against the killing machines from Mars, and soon the survivors are left living in a new stone age.

The War of the Worlds Reviews

Groundbreaking ... A true classic that has pointed the way not just for science-fiction writers, but for how we as a civilisation might think of ourselves * GUARDIAN *
[Wells' work is] astonishingly rich in human and historical interest ... he foresaw the invention of, among other things, television, tanks, aerial warfare and the atom bomb -- David Lodge
I personally consider the greatest of English living writers [to be] H. G. Wells -- Upton Sinclair

About H.G. Wells

H.G. Wells was born in Bromley, Kent in 1866. After working as a draper's apprentice and pupil-teacher, he won a scholarship to the Normal School of Science in 1884, studying under T. H. Huxley. He was awarded a first-class honours degree in biology and resumed teaching but had to retire after a kick from an ill-natured pupil afflicted his kidneys. He worked in poverty in London as a crammer while experimenting in journalism and stories. It was with THE TIME MACHINE (1895) that he had his real breakthrough.

Additional information

GOR008594349
9781473218024
1473218020
The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Orion Publishing Co
2017-01-12
208
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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