The War of the Worlds

Paperback | January 10, 1997

byH. G. Wells

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Imaginative, highly readable novel that helped launch the science-fiction genre exploits the concept of interplanetary travel with its gripping account of hostile invaders from Mars who use deadly heat rays to decimate all life in their path. Energetic, intense, and strikingly original.

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A story of a war with extraterrestrials that destroys mankind as we know it.

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Imaginative, highly readable novel that helped launch the science-fiction genre exploits the concept of interplanetary travel with its gripping account of hostile invaders from Mars who use deadly heat rays to decimate all life in their path. Energetic, intense, and strikingly original.

H.G. Wells was born in Bromley, England, the son of an unsuccessful merchant. After a limited education, he was apprenticed to a dry-goods merchant, but soon found he wanted something more out of life. He read widely and got a position as a student assistant in a secondary school, eventually winning a scholarship to the College of Scie...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 8.25 × 5.19 × 0.68 inPublished:January 10, 1997Publisher:Dover Publications

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0486295060

ISBN - 13:9780486295060

Appropriate for ages: 11

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favourite read! I could reread this book a million times!
Date published: 2016-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from War of the Worlds Classics Illustrat Brilliant adaptation captures the essence of the book with wonderful 1950's illustrations.
Date published: 2014-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Arguably his best book, H.G. Wells has portrayed and painted a vivid image in reader's minds what an invasion from Mars would be like. This book is a must for lovers of science fiction classics. I believe that this book will linger in peoples dreams as it has on mine. The only fault H.G. Wells made in this book was make the triumphant victory of mankind too abrupt. On one page the Martians have destroyed London, and the next they are all dead from bacteria. Although this little abruptness in the story in which i find slightly disturbing, I recommend strongly this book to everyone.
Date published: 2010-06-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Repetitive and boring How could any writer take a subject as potentially thrilling as an invasion from Mars and turn it into such tedious and dull blather? He repeats the same descriptions over and over until you can't wait for it to end. This is one of the few instances in which the movie far outdoes the book.
Date published: 2010-02-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty good altough the general story presented was fairly good i found it a difficult read and found that it dregged on and on with details
Date published: 2005-05-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Scarily Creepily Wonderful! «H.G. Wells» Is an amazing writer, and with War Of The Worlds, his writing continues to amaze readers!
Date published: 2004-12-31

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A story of a war with extraterrestrials that destroys mankind as we know it.