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The war of the worlds

Author: H G Wells
Publisher: New York : New York Review of Books, ©1960.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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When a Martian spacecraft lands on Woking Common, mankind is terrorized by aliens in tall, armored capsules which stalk the countryside on three legs. The machines wreak havoc on London and the Southern Counties, and survivors are driven underground. Scientist John Nicholson tells how he was plunged into a paralyzing nightmare of stark terror, savage madness and utter destruction.
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Genre/Form: Science fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: H G Wells
ISBN: 1590171586 9781590171585
OCLC Number: 865228569
Description: 251 p. : Ill.
Contents: Book 1: The coming of the Martians. The eve of the war --
The falling star --
On Horsell Common --
The cylinder opens --
The heat-ray --
The heat-ray in 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" --
Book 2: The Earth under the Martians. 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.
Responsibility: H. G. Wells ; illustrated by Edward Gorey.

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When a Martian spacecraft lands on Woking Common, mankind is terrorized by aliens in tall, armored capsules which stalk the countryside on three legs. The machines wreak havoc on London and the Southern Counties, and survivors are driven underground. Scientist John Nicholson tells how he was plunged into a paralyzing nightmare of stark terror, savage madness and utter destruction.

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