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    DescriptionOne of the most famous science-fiction stories ever written, "The War of the Worlds" helped launch the entire genre by exploiting the concept of interplanetary travel. First published in 1898, the novel terrified readers of the Victorian era with its account of an invasion of hostile creatures from Mars who moved across the English landscape in bizarre metal transports, using deadly heat rays to destroy buildings and annihilate all life in their path. Its power to stir the imagination was made abundantly clear when Orson Welles adapted the story for a radio drama on Halloween night in 1938 and created a national panic. Despite readers' increasing sophistication about space travel and interplanetary invaders, "The War of the Worlds" remains a riveting reading experience. Its narrative energy, intensity, and striking originality remain undiminished, ready to thrill a new generation of readers with old-fashioned storytelling power.


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    The War of the Worlds
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) H. G. Wells
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 160
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 206 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 113 g
    ISBN 13: 9780486295060
    ISBN 10: 0486295060

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.7
    BIC subject category V2: DSBF
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    DC21: 823.912
    BIC E4L: LIT
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
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    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: DSG
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    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Ingram Theme: APPR/CLASSA
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21300
    B&T Approval Code: C25109232
    Ingram Subject Code: FS
    Libri: I-FS
    DC22: 823/.912
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    LC classification: PR5774.W3, PR5774 .W3 1997
    BISAC V2.8: FIC028000, FIC019000
    Thema V1.0: DSG, DSBF
    Dover Publications Inc.
    Imprint name
    Dover Publications Inc.
    Publication date
    01 January 2009
    Publication City/Country
    New York