The War of the Worlds

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‘The War of the Worlds’ is Wells’ classic science fiction tale of a Martian invasion of Earth. Having already destroyed London, it seems that no-one can stop the intellectually superior Martians from taking over the whole planet.

ISBN: 9780141199047 Author: Wells, H. G. Publisher: Penguin Classics Publication Date: 26th April 2012 Imprint: Penguin Classics Cover: Paperback Dewey: 823.912 (edition:23) Pages: 198 Language: English Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subject:

The Penguin English Library Edition of The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells

‘Death!’ I shouted. ‘Death is coming! Death!’

In this pioneering, shocking and nightmarish tale, naïve suburban Londoners investigate a strange cylinder from space, but are instantly incinerated by an all-destroying heat-ray. Soon, gigantic killing machines that chase and feed on human prey are threatening the whole of humanity. A pioneering work of alien invasion fiction, The War of the World‘s journalistic style contrasts disturbingly with its horrifying visions of the human race under siege.

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