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The War of the Worlds : World's Classics - H. G. Wells

The War of the Worlds

World's Classics

Paperback Published: 1st August 2017
ISBN: 9780198702641
Number Of Pages: 240

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One of the most important and influential invasion narratives ever written, The War of the Worlds (1897) describes the coming of the Martians, who land in Woking, and make their way remorselessly towards the capital, wreaking chaos, death, and destruction.

The novel is closely associated with anxiety about a possible invasion of Great Britain at the turn of the century, and concerns about imperial expansion and its impact, and it drew on the latest astronomical knowledge to imagine a desert planet, Mars, turning to Earth for its future. The Martians are also evolutionarily superior to mankind.

About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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An interesting and informative foreword and notes by Darryl Jones... I highly recommend these OWC editions - I find the forewords, without being overly long, pack in a lot of information and add a huge amount to my appreciation of the books.

Introduction Note on the Text Select Bibliography A Chronology of H. G. Wells THE WAR OF THE WORLDS Explanatory Notes

ISBN: 9780198702641
ISBN-10: 0198702647
Series: World's Classics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1st August 2017
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.3 x 12.7  x 1.52
Weight (kg): 0.17

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