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The Resource The war of the worlds, H.G. Wells

The war of the worlds, H.G. Wells

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The war of the worlds
Title
The war of the worlds
Statement of responsibility
H.G. Wells
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
H.G. Wells' "scientific romance," published first in serial form and then as a book in 1898, attained perhaps its greatest fame in another form, the infamous realistic 1939 radio broadcast "Invasion from Mars" by Orson Welles. It was also made into an early 1950s science fiction adventure movie. Stover (emeritus, Illinois Institute of Technology) describes Wells' story as "a prophecy of startling originality foreseeing the coming of totalitarianism in the 20th century" (from the introduction). The War of the Worlds is presented as a profoundly ideological philosophical tale, with the world of the Martians representing the progressive future of humanity in a cultural war with our world of tradition and reaction
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1866-1946
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Wells, H. G.
Dewey number
823/.912
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
Dover thrift editions
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  • Mars (Planet)
  • Imaginary wars and battles
  • Martians
  • Diseases
  • Earth
  • Space vehicles
  • Science fiction
  • Imaginary wars and battles
  • Mars (Planet)
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The war of the worlds, H.G. Wells
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Contents
Coming of the martians: Eve of the war -- Falling-star -- On horsell common -- Cylinder opens -- Heat-ray -- Heat-ray in the Chobham Road -- How I reached home -- Friday night -- Fighting begins -- In the storm -- At the window -- What I saw of the destruction of Weybridge and Shepperton -- How I fell in the curate -- In London -- What had happened in Surrey -- Exodus from London -- "Thunder Child" -- Earth under the martians: Under foot -- What we saw from the ruined house -- Days of imprisonment -- Death of the curate -- Stillness -- Work of fifteen days -- Man on putney hill -- Dead London -- Wreckage -- Epilogue
Control code
ocm35450565
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xii, 145 p.
Isbn
9780486295060
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
96043700
System control number
(OCoLC)35450565
Label
The war of the worlds, H.G. Wells
Link
Publication
Contents
Coming of the martians: Eve of the war -- Falling-star -- On horsell common -- Cylinder opens -- Heat-ray -- Heat-ray in the Chobham Road -- How I reached home -- Friday night -- Fighting begins -- In the storm -- At the window -- What I saw of the destruction of Weybridge and Shepperton -- How I fell in the curate -- In London -- What had happened in Surrey -- Exodus from London -- "Thunder Child" -- Earth under the martians: Under foot -- What we saw from the ruined house -- Days of imprisonment -- Death of the curate -- Stillness -- Work of fifteen days -- Man on putney hill -- Dead London -- Wreckage -- Epilogue
Control code
ocm35450565
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xii, 145 p.
Isbn
9780486295060
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
96043700
System control number
(OCoLC)35450565

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