The War Of The Worlds

Paperback | January 1, 2006

byH. G. Wells

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First published in 1898, "The War of the Worlds begins ominously, as the lone voice of a narrator tells readers, "No one would have believed in the last years of the 19th century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man's." This opening marked the beginning of the enduring alien invasion genre, and no one did it better than H. G. Wells. The book's tableaux of a world under siege by all-powerful, super-destructive, amoral aliens resonated with audiences from the early 20th century through a Cold War world threatened with nuclear extinction. Yet, despite the book's stature, the antiquated language and outmoded science have limited its interest for modern readers. This new adaptation remedies that, preserving the power of Wells's narrative while modernizing the language. This version also updates the science about Mars, based on America's multiple landings there in the past 15 years.

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First published in 1898, "The War of the Worlds begins ominously, as the lone voice of a narrator tells readers, "No one would have believed in the last years of the 19th century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man's." This opening marked the beginning of the enduring alien invasion ge...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:124 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.29 inPublished:January 1, 2006Publisher:Paperbackshop.Co.UK Ltd - Echo LibraryLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1846375134

ISBN - 13:9781846375132

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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