80 pages, 8.25 × 5.19 × 0.68 in
December 31, 1998
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0486405524
ISBN - 13: 9780486405520
About the Book
Four Martian spaceships land in England, forcing masses of people to flee from the alien creatures and their devastating weapons of death and destruction. Excellent adaptation for young readers. (Abridged)
From the Publisher
When four Martian space ships land in England, masses of people flee the cities, driven by an overwhelming fear of the alien creatures devastating weapons of death and destruction. Excellently adapted by Bob Blaisdell for youngsters, this easy-to-read version of the 19th-century science-fiction classic is enhanced with 6 original illustrations by John Green. Abridged.
About the Author
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 Science in South Kensington, where he studied biology under the British biologist and educator, Thomas Henry Huxley. After graduating, Wells took several different teaching positions and began writing for magazines. When his stories began to sell, he left teaching to write full time. Wells's first major novel, The Time Machine (1895), launched his career as a writer, and he began to produce a steady stream of science-fiction tales, short stories, realistic novels, and books of sociology, history, science, and biography, producing one or more books a year. Much of Wells's work is forward-looking, peering into the future of prophesy social and scientific developments, sometimes with amazing accuracy. Along with French writer Jules Verne, Wells is credited with popularizing science fiction, and such novels as The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds (1898) are still widely read. Many of Wells's stories are based on his own experiences. The History of Mr. Polly (1910) draws on the life of Wells's father. Kipps (1905) uses Wells's experience as an apprentice, and Love and Mr. Lewisham (1900) draws on Wells's experiences as a school teacher. Wells also
From Our Editors
What would happen if Martians invaded England? Now you can find out by reading one of the great science fiction stories of the late 19th century, The War of the Worlds. Some 40 years after its release, Orson Welles caused widespread panic among radio audiences with his dramatic adaptation of this classic work.