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The war of the worlds

Author: H G Wells
Publisher: London : The Folio Society, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print 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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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: H G Wells
OCLC Number: 64080052
Notes: Originally published in: The works of H.G. Wells. Atlantic edition. London : T. Fisher Unwin ; printed in U.S.A., 1924.
Description: xx, 212 pages, [7] leaves of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Responsibility: H.G. Wells ; introduced by Iain Sinclair ; illustrated by Grahame Baker.

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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.

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