The War of the Worlds: Illustrated

The War of the Worlds: Illustrated

by H. G. Wells
     
 

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The War of the Worlds first appeared in print in 1897. It is perhaps the most notorious of all science fiction works, and one of the first to envision a full-scale conflict between humans and extra terrestrials.

Orson Welles famously adapted the novel for radio in 1938, presenting the drama as a series of simulated news bulletins -- convincingly enough to

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The War of the Worlds first appeared in print in 1897. It is perhaps the most notorious of all science fiction works, and one of the first to envision a full-scale conflict between humans and extra terrestrials.

Orson Welles famously adapted the novel for radio in 1938, presenting the drama as a series of simulated news bulletins -- convincingly enough to cause panic among a large portion of the national audience. Many other adaptations have been produced over the years, the most recent of which was the 2005 feature film starring Tom Cruise.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781300906889
Publisher:
Lulu.com
Publication date:
04/04/2013
Sold by:
LULU PRESS
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
7 MB

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Meet the Author

Herbert George "H. G." Wells (21 September 1866 - 13 August 1946) was an English writer, now best known for his work in the science fiction genre. He was also a prolific writer in many other genres, including contemporary novels, history, politics and social commentary, even writing textbooks and rules for war games. Wells is sometimes called "The Father of Science Fiction", as are Jules Verne and Hugo Gernsback. His most notable science fiction works include The War of the Worlds, The Time Machine, The Invisible Man and The Island of Doctor Moreau.
Wells's earliest specialised training was in biology, and his thinking on ethical matters took place in a specifically and fundamentally Darwinian context. He was also from an early date an outspoken socialist, often (but not always, as at the beginning of the First World War) sympathising with pacifist views. His later works became increasingly political and didactic, and he sometimes indicated on official documents that his profession was that of "Journalist." Most of his later novels were not science fiction. Some described lower-middle class life (Kipps; The History of Mr Polly), leading him to be touted as a worthy successor to Charles Dickens, but Wells described a range of social strata and even attempted, in Tono-Bungay (1909), a diagnosis of English society as a whole.

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Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
September 21, 1866
Date of Death:
August 13, 1946
Place of Birth:
Bromley, Kent, England
Place of Death:
London, England
Education:
Normal School of Science, London, England

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