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The War of the Worlds

by H.g. Wells

ORION PUBLISHING GROUP | November 6, 2012 | Hardcover

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''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...''

So begins H. G. Wells'' classic novel in which Martian lifeforms take over planet Earth. As the Martians emerge, they construct giant killing machines - armed with heatrays - that are impervious to attack. Advancing upon London they destroy everything in their path. Everything, except the few humans they collect in metal traps.

Victorian England is a place in which the steam engine is state-of-the-art technology and powered flight is just a dream. Mankind is helpless against the killing machines from Mars, and soon the survivors are left living in a new stone age.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 208 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 in

Published: November 6, 2012

Publisher: ORION PUBLISHING GROUP

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0575115351

ISBN - 13: 9780575115354

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The War of the Worlds

by H.g. Wells

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 208 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 in

Published: November 6, 2012

Publisher: ORION PUBLISHING GROUP

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0575115351

ISBN - 13: 9780575115354

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''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...''

So begins H. G. Wells'' classic novel in which Martian lifeforms take over planet Earth. As the Martians emerge, they construct giant killing machines - armed with heatrays - that are impervious to attack. Advancing upon London they destroy everything in their path. Everything, except the few humans they collect in metal traps.

Victorian England is a place in which the steam engine is state-of-the-art technology and powered flight is just a dream. Mankind is helpless against the killing machines from Mars, and soon the survivors are left living in a new stone age.

About the Author

H G Wells was born in Bromley, Kent in 1866. After working as a draper''s apprentice and pupil-teacher, he won a scholarship to the Normal School of Science in 1884, studying under T H Huxley. He was awarded a first-class honours degree in biology and resumed teaching but had to retire after a kick from an ill-natured pupil afflicted his kidneys. He worked in poverty in London as a crammer while experimenting in journalism and stories. It was with The Time Machine (1895) that he had his real breakthrough.

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The Prospero of all the brave new worlds of the mind, and the Shakespeare of science fiction
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