The War of the Worlds by H.g. Wells buy used Used & Rare price $23.44 new from$12.34 shop with confidence SPECIAL SHIPPING CONSIDERATIONS FOR USED & RARE ITEMS. Please see the special considerations for shipping Used & Rare items, including extended delivery times, possible import duties & taxes. Delivered in 3-5 weeks Format: Hard cover Publisher: Gollancz Condition: The following ISBNs are associated with this title: ISBN - 10:0575115351 ISBN - 13:9780575115354 Seller Comments: Glued binding. 208 p. S.F. Masterworks. . From the Publisher ''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.