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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author_additional H. G. Wells., H.G. Wells ; [introduction, Adam Roberts]., H.G. Wells ; adapted by Malvina G. Vogel ; illustrations by Brendan Lynch., H.G. Wells ; edited by Patrick Parrinder ; with an introduction by Brian Aldiss and notes by Andy Sawyer., H.G. Wells ; illustrated by Edward Gorey., H.G. Wells ; supplementary material written by Daniel Taravella; series edited by Cynthia Brantley Johnson., H.G. Wells.
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series Enriched classics, Great illustrated classics, New York Review Books classics, Penguin classics, SF masterworks
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series_with_volume Enriched classics, Great illustrated classics, New York Review Books classics, Penguin classics, SF masterworks
subject_facet 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
table_of_contents Mysterious bursts of flame -- Landing of the Martians -- Heat-ray -- Second cylinder falls -- Fighting begins -- Battle in the Thames -- Curate -- News reaches London -- Attack of the black smoke -- Terrible stampede -- Martians reach London -- Warship attacks the Martians -- Imprisoned at a Martian pit -- Terrible human yell -- Death of the curate -- Escape! -- Martians' destruction -- Future of man.
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title The war of the worlds
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
title_sort war of the worlds
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topic Classic Literature, Fiction, Science Fiction, Thriller
topic_facet Classic Literature, Fiction, Science Fiction, Thriller