War of the Worlds

War of the Worlds

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An English astronomer, in company with an artilleryman, a country curate, and others, struggle to survive the invasion of Earth by Martians in 1894.show more

Product details

  • Paperback
  • 129 x 198mm | 300g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion mass market paperback
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0752803670
  • 9780752803678

About H G Wells

HG Wells was born in Bromley, Kent in 1866. After working as a draper's apprentice and pupil-teacher, he won a scholarship to the Normal School of Science in 1884, studying under T H Huxley. He was awarded a first-class honours degree in biology and resumed teaching but had to retire after a kick from an ill-natured pupil afflicted his kidneys. He worked in poverty in London as a crammer while experimenting in journalism and stories. It was with The Time Machine (1895) that he had his real breakthrough.show more

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