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Mod Lib War Of The Worlds : Modern Library Classics - H.G. Wells

Mod Lib War Of The Worlds

Modern Library Classics

Paperback Published: 1st March 2002
ISBN: 9780375759239
Number Of Pages: 224

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Introduction by Arthur C. Clarke
Commentary by Jules Verne and an anonymous reviewer from The Critic

“No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man’s and yet as mortal as his own.” Thus begins one of the most terrifying and morally prescient science fiction novels ever penned. Beginning with a series of strange flashes in the distant night sky, the Martian attack initially causes little concern on Earth. Then the destruction erupts—ten massive aliens roam England and destroy with heat rays everything in their path. Very soon humankind finds itself on the brink of extinction. H. G. Wells raises questions of mortality, man’s place in nature, and the evil lurking in the technological future—questions that remain urgently relevant in the twenty-first century.

Includes a Modern Library Reading Group Guide

"The creations of Mr. Wells . . . belong unreservedly to an age and degree of scientific knowledge far removed from the present, though I will not say entirely beyond the limits of the possible." --Jules Verne

The Coming of the Martians
The Eve of the Warp. 3
The Falling Starp. 10
On Horsell Commonp. 15
The Cylinder Opensp. 19
The Heat-Rayp. 23
The Heat-Ray in the Chobham Roadp. 28
How I Reached Homep. 31
Friday Nightp. 36
The Fighting Beginsp. 40
In the Stormp. 47
At the Windowp. 54
What I Saw of the Destruction of Weybridge and Sheppertonp. 61
How I Fell in with the Curatep. 74
In Londonp. 80
What Had Happened in Surreyp. 93
The Exodus from Londonp. 102
The "Thunder Child"p. 116
The Earth Under the Martians
Under Footp. 129
What We Saw from the Ruined Housep. 137
The Days of Imprisonmentp. 148
The Death of the Curatep. 154
The Stillnessp. 160
The Work of Fifteen Daysp. 164
The Man on Putney Hillp. 168
Dead Londonp. 185
Wreckagep. 195
The Epiloguep. 201
Afterwordp. 206
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ISBN: 9780375759239
ISBN-10: 0375759239
Series: Modern Library Classics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1st March 2002
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.2 x 13.2  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.17
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition

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