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The war of the worlds

Author: H G Wells
Publisher: [S.l.] : Electric Book Co., 1999.
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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 ... ' The War of the Worlds is the literary predecessor to invasion stories like 'Independence Day'. Set in fin de siè£℗Ơe London, H.G. Wells? sci-fi classic tells the story of a Martian invasion of the earth. When Orson Welles presented it as a radio play  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: H G Wells
ISBN: 1598757628 9781598757620
OCLC Number: 171568371
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Using Acrobat; Project Gutenberg Etexts; The War of the Worlds; Contents; BOOK ONE: The Coming of the Martians; CHAPTER ONE: The Eve Of The War; CHAPTER TWO: The Falling Star; CHAPTER THREE: On Horsell Common; CHAPTER FOUR: The Cylinder Opens; CHAPTER FIVE: The Heat-Ray; CHAPTER SIX: The Heat-Ray in the Chobham Road; CHAPTER SEVEN: How I Reached Home; CHAPTER EIGHT: Friday Night; CHAPTER NINE: The Fighting Begins; CHAPTER TEN: In the Storm; CHAPTER ELEVEN: At the Window; CHAPTER TWELVE: What I Saw of the Destruction of Weybridge and Shepperton.

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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 ... ' The War of the Worlds is the literary predecessor to invasion stories like 'Independence Day'. Set in fin de siè£℗Ơe London, H.G. Wells? sci-fi classic tells the story of a Martian invasion of the earth. When Orson Welles presented it as a radio play in 1938 it led to widespread panic among listeners because of its seeming authenticity. A chilling, ominous tale which will resonate throughout the ages.

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