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The War Of The Worlds

by H.g. Wells
Introduction by Karl Kroeber
Afterword by Isaac Asimov

Signet Classics | September 4, 2007 | Mass Market Paperbound

3.7143 out of 5 rating. 7 Reviews
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

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 224 Pages, 3.94 × 6.69 × 0.39 in

Published: September 4, 2007

Publisher: Signet Classics

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0451530659

ISBN - 13: 9780451530653

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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The War Of The Worlds

The War Of The Worlds

by H.g. Wells
Introduction by Karl Kroeber
Afterword by Isaac Asimov

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 224 Pages, 3.94 × 6.69 × 0.39 in

Published: September 4, 2007

Publisher: Signet Classics

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0451530659

ISBN - 13: 9780451530653

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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

About the Author

Herbert George Wells was born in Bromley, Kent, England, on September 21, 1866. His father was a professional cricketer and sometime shopkeeper, his mother a former lady’s maid. Although "Bertie" left school at fourteen to become a draper’s apprentice (a life he detested), he later won a scholarship to the Normal School of Science in London, where he studied with the famous Thomas Henry Huxley. He began to sell articles and short stories regularly in 1893. In 1895, his immediately successful novel rescued him from a life of penury on a schoolteacher’s salary. His other "scientific romances"— The Island of Dr. Moreau (1896), The Invisible Man (1897), The War of the Worlds (1898), The First Men in the Moon (1901), and The War in the Air (1908)—won him distinction as the father of science fiction. Henry James saw in Wells the most gifted writer of the age, but Wells, having coined the phrase "the war that will end war" to describe World War I, became increasingly disillusioned and focused his attention on educating mankind with his bestselling Outline of History (1920) and his later utopian works. Living until 1946, Wells witnessed a world more terrible than any of his imaginative visions, and he bitterly observed: "Reality has taken a leaf from my book and set itself to supercede me." Isaac Asimov authored over 400 books in a career that lasted nearly 50 years. As a leading scientific writer, historian, and futurist, he covered a variety of subject
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