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The war of the worlds

Author: H G Wells; Martin A Danahay
Publisher: Peterborough, Ont. ; Orchard Park, NY : Broadview Press, ©2003.
Series: Broadview literary texts.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"H. G. Wells's The War of the Worlds, the first story to speculate about the consequences of aliens (from Mars) with superior technology landing on earth, is one of the most influential science fiction books ever written. The novel is both a thrilling narrative and an elaboration of Wells's socio-political thought on the subjects of imperialism, humankind's treatment of other animals, and unquestioning faith in  Read more...
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Named Person: Herbert G Wells
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: H G Wells; Martin A Danahay
ISBN: 1551113538 9781551113531
OCLC Number: 51534523
Notes: Appendices (p. 193-261) include additional material by and about H.G. Wells and the book.
Description: 268 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Series Title: Broadview literary texts.
Responsibility: H.G. Wells ; edited by Martin A. Danahay.
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"H. G. Wells's The War of the Worlds, the first story to speculate about the consequences of aliens (from Mars) with superior technology landing on earth, is one of the most influential science fiction books ever written. The novel is both a thrilling narrative and an elaboration of Wells's socio-political thought on the subjects of imperialism, humankind's treatment of other animals, and unquestioning faith in military technology and the continuation of the human species." "This edition's appendices include other related writings by Wells; selected correspondence; contemporary reviews; excerpts from works that influenced the novel and from contemporary invasion narratives; and photographs of examples of Victorian military technology."--BOOK JACKET.

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"One reads this edition with great pleasure. The novel is lightly and intelligently annotated, making concise sense of all the local allusions that make this remarkable fantasy so realistic. The Read more...

 
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