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The War of the Worlds

Author: H G Wells
Publisher: Salt Lake City : Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation, 2004.
Series: Project Gutenberg, 36.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Orson Welles' 1938 radio adaptation of The War of the Worlds has done much to obscure the real brilliance of the original work. Written at a time when "science fiction" did not exist as a genre, The War of the Worlds was a new departure in literature. Deeply committed to social improvement in turn of the century Britain, Wells' used extra-terrestrial invasion to predict the results of a not entirely impossible  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Fiction
Science fiction
War stories
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: H G Wells
OCLC Number: 703937332
Notes: Project Gutenberg.
Description: 1 online resource : multiple file formats
Series Title: Project Gutenberg, 36.
Responsibility: by H.G. Wells.
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Orson Welles' 1938 radio adaptation of The War of the Worlds has done much to obscure the real brilliance of the original work. Written at a time when "science fiction" did not exist as a genre, The War of the Worlds was a new departure in literature. Deeply committed to social improvement in turn of the century Britain, Wells' used extra-terrestrial invasion to predict the results of a not entirely impossible violent upheaval in contemporary society. His book is social prophecy of the first order and only coincidentally one of the great works of science fiction.

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