Cover of: The war of the worlds | H. G. Wells

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About the Book

The ultimate science fiction classic: for more than one hundred years, this compelling tale of the Martian invasion of Earth has enthralled readers with a combination of imagination and incisive commentary on the imbalance of power that continues to be relevant today. The style is revolutionary for its era, employing a sophisticated first and third person account of the events which is both personal and focused on the holistic downfall of Earth's society. The Martians, as evil, mechanical and unknown a threat they are, remain daunting in today's society, where, despite technology's mammoth advances, humanity's hegemony over Earth is yet to be called into question. In Well's introduction to the book, where the character discusses with the later deceased Ogilvy about astronomy and the possibility of alien life defeating the 'savage' (to them) nineteenth-century Britain, is he insinuating that this is the truth and fate of humanity? It's up to you to decide....

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Number of pages
216

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL10352018M
Internet Archive
1978warofworlds00well
ISBN 10
0307216268
ISBN 13
9780307216267
OCLC/WorldCat
8869900
Library Thing
11494
Goodreads
1231000

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