War of the Worlds - H. G. Wells (Paperback)

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Description

Part of Alma Classics Evergreen series of popular classics, this new edition includes pictures and an extensive section on Wells's life and works.

Product Details

Barcode
9781847496461
Department
Books
Released
21 Apr 2017
Supply Source
South Africa

Book

Author
H. G. Wells
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Alma Books Ltd
Series
Evergreens
Language
English
Number of Pages
192
Dimensions
198 x 128 x 128mm (250g)

Annotation

An English astronomer, in company with an artilleryman, a country curate, and others, struggles to survive the invasion of Earth by Martians in 1894.

Summary

  • One of the earliest stories to detail a conflict between mankind and an extraterrestrial race. It inspired several other novels, including the popular Star Wars. Part of the H.G. Wells Alma Classics collection. This edition contains extra material.
  • When an army of invading Martians lands in England, panic and terror seize the population. As the aliens traverse the country in huge three-legged machines, incinerating all in their path with a heat ray and spreading noxious toxic gases, the people of the Earth must come to terms with the prospect of the end of human civilization and the beginning of Martian rule.
    Inspiring films, radio dramas, comic-book adaptations, television series and sequels, The War of the Worlds is a prototypical work of science fiction which has influenced every alien story that has come since, and is unsurpassed in its ability to thrill, well over a century since it was first published.

Fiction

General Subject
Science Fiction
BISAC Subject 1
Fiction / Science Fiction / General
BIC Classification 1
Classic science fiction
Dewey Classification
823.912
Readership
General (US: Trade)

Author Bio

Widely considered the father of science fiction, Herbert George Wells (1866-1946), or H.G. Wells as he is best known, was an innovative and prolific writer across many genres. His most famous works - such as The Time Machine, The Invisible Man and The War of the Worlds - are considered modern classics.

Review Quotes

I personally consider the greatest of English living writers [to be] H.G. Wells. -- Upton Sinclair