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The war of the worlds

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:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

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  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: H G Wells; Martin A Danahay
ISBN: 1551113538 9781551113531
OCLC Number: 780331362
Notes: Appendices (p. 193-261) include additional material by and about H.G. Wells and the book - Includes bibliographical references (p. 263-268).
Description: 268 Seiten : Illustrationen ; 22 cm.
Contents: AcknowledgementsIntroductionH.G.Wells: A Brief ChronologyA Note on the TextThe War of the WorldsAppendix A: H.G. Wells on The War of the WorldsH.G. Wells, from Strand Magazine (1920)H.G. Wells, from "Preface to Volume III" (1924)Appendix B: Wells's Publications Related to The War of the WorldsH.G. Wells, from "Zoological Retrogression" (1891)H.G. Wells, "On Extinction" (1893)H.G. Wells, from "The Advent of the Flying Man: An InevitableOccurrence" (1893)H.G. Wells, from "The Man of the Year Million" (1893)H.G. Wells, from "Another Basis for Life" (1894)H.G. Wells, "The Extinction of Man: Some SpeculativeSuggestions" (1894)H.G. Wells, from "The Stolen Bacillus" (1894)H.G. Wells, "Intelligence on Mars" (1896)H.G. Wells, "Through a Microscope" (1897)Appendix C: Extracts from Wells's CorrespondenceAppendix D: Reviews of The War of the WorldsJohn St. Loe Strachey, from Spectator (29 January 1898)Academy (29 January 1898)R.A. Gregory, from Nature (10 February 1898)Basil Williams, from Athenaeum (5 February 1898)Appendix E: Influences on WellsWinwood Reade, from The Martyrdom of Man (1872, 1875)T.H. Huxley, from Evolution and Ethics (1893)H.G.Wells, from "Huxley" (1901)Appendix F: Invasion NarrativesWilliam Le Queux, from The Great War in England in 1897 (1894)"Grip" (pseudonym), from How John Bull Lost London (1882)Appendix G: Mars in 1898Nature (2 August 1894)Percival Lowell, from Mars (1895)Appendix H: Woking and SurreyA.R. Hope Moncrieff, from Black's Guide to Surrey (1898)Eric Parker, from Highways and Byways in Surrey (1908)Appendix I: The Victorian Military, 1890sField ArtilleryGunners of Field ArtilleryHigh-Angle FiringMachine Gun DetachmentHeliograph Operators1st DragoonsH.M.S.ThundererH.M.S. RamillesSelected Bibliography
Series Title: Broadview literary texts
Responsibility: H.G. Wells. Ed. by Martin A. Danahay.


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"Martin Danahay's edition shows the extent to which The War of the Worlds draws on the biological and astronomical theories, political ideologies, and military technology of its time. Readers who Read more...

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