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The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells - Paperback - 1999 - from Manyhills Books and Biblio.com

The War of the Worlds

by H. G. Wells

Condition: Very Good


J. M. Dent, London, 1999. Medium Trade Paperback. Very Good. 188 pages. Covers have no creasing. Corners of covers are lightly bumped. Spine is uncreased. Pages are reasonably tanned. From the planet of war they came to conquer the Earth The night after a shooting star is seen streaking across the sky, a cylinder is discovered on Horsell Common. Fascinated and exhilarated, the local people approach the mysterious object armed with nothing more than a white flag. But when gruesome alien creatures emerge armed with all-destroying heat-rays, their rashness turns rapidly to fear. As the rays blaze towards them, it soon becomes clear they have no choice but to flee or die. Soon, the Martians begin a sinister invasion of the world. Destroying all in their path with black gas and burning rays, they brutally make their advance, feasting on the warm blood of still-living human prey. The forces of the Earth, however, may prove harder to beat than they at first appear Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die; Science Fiction & Fantasy. ISBN: 0460873032. ISBN/EAN: 9780460873031. Inventory No: 09050602.. 9780460873031

The War of the Worlds (1898) is a science fiction novel by H. G. Wells describing an invasion of late Victorian England by Martians equipped with advanced weaponry. It is a seminal depiction of an alien invasion of Earth. The novel is narrated by an unnamed writer of scientific articles. Throughout the narrative he struggles to reunite with his wife, while witnessing the Martians rampaging through the southern English counties. The plot has been related to invasion literature of the time.




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