The War of the Worlds
By (author) H. G. Wells
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War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells
Book DescriptionOne of the most famous science-fiction stories ever written, "The War of the Worlds" helped launch the entire genre by exploiting the concept of interplanetary travel.First published in 1898, the novel terrified readers of the Victorian era with its account of an invasion of hostile creatures from Mars who moved across the English landscape in bizarre metal transports, using deadly heat rays to destroy buildings and annihilate all life in their path. Its power to stir the imagination was made abundantly clear when Orson Welles adapted the story for a radio drama on Halloween night in 1938 and created a national panic.Despite readers' increasing sophistication about space travel and interplanetary invaders, "The War of the Worlds" remains a riveting reading experience. Its narrative energy, intensity, and striking originality remain undiminished, ready to thrill a new generation of readers with old-fashioned storytelling power.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780486295060
(210mm x 132mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Dover Publications Inc.
Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2009
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author H. G. Wells
Island of Doctor Moreau, Paperback (February 2017)
The Island of Doctor Moreau is the account of Edward Prendick, an English gentleman who finds himself shipwrecked and an unwelcomed guest on the Pacific island of one Doctor Moreau. There, Prendick discovers Moreau is performing horrific experiments, using vivisection to craft animals into human beings.
Time Machine, Paperback (January 2017)
The Time Machine is a scientific romance that helped invent the genre of science fiction and the time travel story. This edition features a contextual introduction, detailed explanatory notes, and two essays Wells wrote just prior to the publication of his first book.
Invisible Man, Paperback (January 2017)
One night in the depths of winter, a bizarre and sinister stranger wrapped in bandages and eccentric clothing arrives in a remote English village. In this pioneering novella, Wells combines comedy, both farcical and satirical, and tragedy - to superbly unsettling effect.
First Men in the Moon, Paperback (January 2017)» View all books by H. G. Wells
At the village of Lympne, on the south coast of England, the failed playwright Mr Bedford meets the brilliant inventor Mr Cavor, and together they invade the moon. The First Men in the Moon is an inspired and imaginative fantasy of space travel and alien life, a satire of turn-of-the-century Britain
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