The War of the Worlds (Mass Market Paperbound)

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H.G. Wells's science fiction classic, the first novel to explore the possibilities of intelligent life from other planets, it still startling and vivid nearly after a century after its appearance, and a half-century after Orson Wells's infamous 1938 radio adaptation. The daring portrayal of aliens landing on English soil, with its themes of interplanetary imperialism, technological holocaust and chaos, is central to the career of H.G. Wells, who died at the dawn of the atomic age. The survival of mankind in the face of "vast and cool and unsympathetic" scientific powers spinning out of control was a crucial theme throughout his work. Visionary, shocking and chilling, The War Of The Worlds has lost none of its impact since its first publication in 1898.

About the Author


H. G. Wells (1866 1946) was a novelist, journalist, sociologist, and historian whose novels "The Time Machine", "The Island of Dr. Moreau", and "The Invisible Man" are among the classic works of science fiction.

Praise For…


“The creations of Mr. Wells . . . belong unreservedly to an age and degree of scientific knowledge far removed from the present, though I will not say entirely beyond the limits of the possible.” —Jules Verne

Product Details
ISBN: 9780553213386
ISBN-10: 0553213385
Publisher: Bantam Classics
Publication Date: November 1988
Pages: 194
Language: English