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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display_description H.G. Wells' original masterpiece now includes a newly established text, a full biographical essay on the author, a list of further reading, and detailed notes. Famous for the mistaken panic that ensued from Orson Welles' 1938 radio dramatization, "The War of the Worlds" remains one of the most influential of all science fiction works.
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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
title_short The war of the worlds
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