The war of the worlds

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Introduction by Arthur C. ClarkeCommentary by Jules Verne and an anonymous reviewer from The Critic“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 and yet as mortal as his own.” Thus begins one of the most terrifying and morally prescient science fiction novels ever penned. Beginning with a series of strange flashes in the distant night sky, the Martian attack initially causes little concern on Earth. Then the destruction erupts—ten massive aliens roam England and destroy with heat rays everything in their path. Very soon humankind finds itself on the brink of extinction. H. G. Wells raises questions of mortality, man’s place in nature, and the evil lurking in the technological future—questions that remain urgently relevant in the twenty-first century.Includes a Modern Library Reading Group Guide
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auth_author2 Gorey, Edward, 1925-2000., Hurt, Christopher, 1959-, Johnson, Cynthia, 1969-, Lynch, Brendan,, Parrinder, Patrick., Roberts, Adam., Spencer, Alexander., Vance, Simon., Vogel, Malvina G.
author Wells, H. G. (Herbert George), 1866-1946,
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subject_facet Downloadable audio, Downloadable streaming, Imaginary wars and battles -- Fiction, Imaginary wars and battles -- Juvenile fiction, Mars (Planet) -- Fiction, Mars (Planet) -- Juvenile fiction, Science fiction, Space warfare -- Fiction, Space warfare -- Juvenile fiction
title_display The war of the worlds
title_full The War of the Worlds, The war of the worlds / H. G. Wells, The war of the worlds / H.G. Wells, The war of the worlds / H.G. Wells ; [introduction, Adam Roberts], The war of the worlds / H.G. Wells ; adapted by Malvina G. Vogel ; illustrations by Brendan Lynch, The war of the worlds / H.G. Wells ; edited by Patrick Parrinder ; with an introduction by Brian Aldiss and notes by Andy Sawyer, The war of the worlds / H.G. Wells ; illustrated by Edward Gorey, The war of the worlds / H.G. Wells ; supplementary material written by Daniel Taravella; series edited by Cynthia Brantley Johnson, The war of the worlds [electronic resource] / H.G. Wells
title_short The war of the worlds
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