The War of the Worlds

The War of the Worlds

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The War of the Worlds is a science fiction novel by English author H. G. Wells. The War of the Worlds has two parts, Book One: The Coming of the Martians and Book Two: The Earth under the Martians. The unnamed narrator, a philosophically inclined author, struggles to return to his wife while seeing the Martians lay waste to the southern country outside London. Book One also imparts the experience of his brother, also unnamed, who describes events as they deteriorate in the capital, forcing him to escape the Martian onslaught by boarding a paddle steamer near Tillingham, on the Essex coast. The plot has been related to invasion literature of the time. The novel has been variously interpreted as a commentary on evolutionary theory, British imperialism, and generally Victorian superstitions, fears and prejudices. he War of the Worlds has been both popular (having never gone out of print) and influential, spawning half a dozen feature films, radio dramas, a record album, various comic book adaptations, a television series, and sequels or parallel stories by other authors. Enjoy this time less classic novel.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 172 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 9.91mm | 317.51g
  • Createspace Independent Pub
  • English
  • 1514633477
  • 9781514633472