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The war of the worlds

Author: H G Wells
Publisher: [S.l.] : Joshua James Press, 1898.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The War of the Worlds is a novel written by H.G. Wells in 1898, depicting an alien invasion of the earth, and is often regarded as being the first to depict such a disaster. The book tells the story of a Martian invasion of Earth. The Martians, fleeing their own planet because its resources are depleted, invade Earth, landing in England, sweeping through the countryside, destroying or capturing everything in their  Read more...
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Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: H G Wells
ISBN: 1598759655 9781598759655
OCLC Number: 171568606
Description: p.
Contents: Preliminaries; The Eve Of The War; The Falling Star; On Horsell Common; The Cylinder Opens; The Heat-Ray; The Heat-ray In The Chobham Road; How I Reached Home; Friday Night; The Fighting Begins; In The Storm; At The Window; What I Saw Of The Destruction Of Weybridge And Shepperton; How I Fell In With The Curate; In London; What Had Happened In Surrey; The Exodus From London; The "Thunder Child"; Under Foot; What We Saw From The Ruined House; The Days Of Imprisonment; The Death Of The Curate; The Stillness; The Work Of Fifteen Days; The Man On Putney Hill; Dead London; Wreckage; The Epilogue.

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The War of the Worlds is a novel written by H.G. Wells in 1898, depicting an alien invasion of the earth, and is often regarded as being the first to depict such a disaster. The book tells the story of a Martian invasion of Earth. The Martians, fleeing their own planet because its resources are depleted, invade Earth, landing in England, sweeping through the countryside, destroying or capturing everything in their path. Any effort by the humans to thwart the Martian advance is crushed; the alien invaders seem unstoppable. Since its publication, The War of the Worlds has entered pop.

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