The War of the Worlds - Collins Classics (Paperback)
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Published: 26/01/2017
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“For a time I believed that mankind had been swept out of existence, and that I stood there alone, the last man left alive.”

When a strange, meteor-like object lands in the heart of England, the inhabitants of Earth find themselves victims of a terrible attack. A ruthless race of Martians, armed with heat rays and poisonous smoke, is intent on destroying everything that stands in its way. As the unnamed hero struggles to find his way across decimated wastelands, the fate of the planet hangs in the balance . . .

H. G. Wells was a pioneer of modern science fiction. First serialised in the UK in 1897, The War of the Worlds is one of the earliest stories to depict conflict with an extraterrestrial race, and has influenced countless adaptations and sequels.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780008190019
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 130 g
Dimensions: 178 x 111 x 15 mm


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‘groundbreaking … a true classic that has pointed the way not just for science-fiction writers, but for how we as a civilisation might think of ourselves’ Guardian ‘[Wells’ work is] astonishingly rich in human and historical interest … he foresaw the invention of, among other things, television, tanks, aerial warfare and the atom bomb’ David Lodge ‘I personally consider the greatest of English living writers [to be] H. G. Wells’ Upton Sinclair

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“One of my all time favourites.”

An imaginative tale of invasion in a gothic backdrop – there’s no means to communicate widely, rising panic and an unknown powerful invader. It deftly challenges the vain notion of human supremacy as the Martians... More

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“More horror than sci-fi”

In a list of the best horror stories ever written, I am repeatedly surprised not to see The War of the Worlds on that list. Sure, on the surface of it, the novel is a science fiction one, a classic written by the... More

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“More Than Just A Sci-Fi Masterpiece”

H. G. Wells' tale of Martian invasion may unfold without the aid of flashy CGI or surround sound, but it is surely unrivalled as the most vivid representation of inter-world war ever produced.

Wells'... More

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