The War of the Worlds is a science fiction novel, the first-person narrative of an unnamed protagonist in Surrey and that of his younger brother in London as Earth is invaded by Martians. It is one of the earliest stories that detail a conflict between mankind and an extraterrestrial race. The novel is one of the most commented-on works in the science fiction canon. The War of the Worlds has two parts, Book One: The Coming of the Martians and Book Two: The Earth under the Martians. The unnamed narrator, a philosophically inclined author, struggles to return to his wife while seeing the Martians lay waste to the southern country outside London. Book One also imparts the experience of his brother, also unnamed, who describes events as they deteriorate in the capital, forcing him to escape the Martian onslaught by boarding a paddle steamer near Tillingham, on the Essex coast. Herbert George Wells (1866 - 1946), known as H. G. Wells, was a prolific English writer in many genres, including the novel, history, politics, and social commentary, and textbooks and rules for war games.
Author: H. G. Wells
Publisher: Musaicum Books
H.G. Wells' late nineteenth-century novel in which an intellectually superior race from Mars invades Earth with plans to take over the planet.
Author: Herbert George Wells
Publisher: Book Wholesalers
Category: Imaginary wars and battles
Dieser Klassiker der Science-Fiction-Literatur gehört definitiv zu den Meisterwerken des bekannten Schriftstellers H.G. Wells. Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts landen die Marsianer in der Nähe von London. Da sie den Planeten Erde als Ersatz für ihren desolaten eigenen, roten Mars beanspruchen, entbrennt bald ein gnadenloser Kampf zwischen den hoch entwickelten Außerirdischen und den hoffnungslos unterlegenen Erdlingen. Erst als alles verloren scheint, nehmen die Dinge eine unerwartete Wendung. Spannung pur und ein Buch, das niemals wirklich alt wird. Diese zweisprachige Edition enthält sowohl den englischen Originaltext, als auch die deutsche Übersetzung. Diese Neuübersetzung aus dem Jahr 2017 stammt von Jürgen Beck, der u.a. auch Klassikern wie "Zwölf Jahre ein Sklave" oder "Der Zauberer von Oz" in ein neues, zeitgemäßes Kleid verholfen hat.
Zweisprachige Ausgabe / Bilingual Edition
Author: H. G. Wells
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
No one would have believed that in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched... These words marked the beginning of H.G. Well's classic science fiction novel The War of the Worlds...and marked the end of man's child-like belief that we are alone in the universe. Published in 1898, The War of the Worlds is one of the greatest works of science fiction ever written, and it cemented H.G. Wells' legacy as a founding father of science fiction. A 1938 radio play by Orson Welles caused mass panic when it hit the airwaves, and frankly we haven't been able to trust aliens ever since. Here now, are bold new visions of Alien and Human conflicts on many different fronts, including: A man scours a distant world searching for something right under his nose...Two children terrorized by their own mother find an unlikely saviour...Giant war machines find love and more at the end of the world...A harmless looking birthday gift is really a portal to humanity's doom... Looking for great horror and science fiction? GET IN LINE. War of the Worlds: Frontlines
Author: Edward Morris,James S. Dorr
H.G. Wells's classic tale of war between humans and Martians imagines the horror and destruction of alien invasion. When the Martians need a new home planet, they send an army to take over Earth for their own needs. Chaos spreads as the Martian's fighting machines and red plants make their way toward London. Man's fight to preserve their planet has been adapted for young readers in the Calico Illustrated Classics adaptation of Wells's The War of the Worlds. Calico Chapter Books is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO Group. Grades 3-8.
Author: H.G. Wells
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Contains the original story by H.G. Wells, and describes how Orson Welles was inspired by the tale of Martian invasion to create the radio broadcast in 1938 which frightenend over one million people.
Mars' Invasion of Earth from H.G. Wells to Orson Welles
Author: Brian Holmsten,Alex Lubertozzi
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
First published in 1897, H.G. Wells's alien invasion narrative The War of the Worlds was a landmark work of science fiction and one that continues to be adapted and referenced in the 21st century. Chronicling the novel's contexts, its origins and its many multi-media adaptations, this book is a complete biography of the life ? and the afterlives ? of The War of the Worlds. Exploring the original text's compelling sense of place and vivid recreation of Wells's Woking home and the concerns of fin-de-siÃ©cle Britain, the book goes on to chart the novel's immediate international impact. Starting with the initial serialisations in US newspapers, Peter Beck goes on to examine Orson Welles's legendary 1938 radio adaptation, TV and film adaptations from George Pal to Steven Spielberg, Jeff Wayne's rock opera and the numerous other works that have taken their inspiration from Wells's original. Drawing on new archival research, this is a comprehensive account of the continuing impact of The War of the Worlds.
From H. G. Wells to Orson Welles, Jeff Wayne, Steven Spielberg and Beyond
Author: Peter J. Beck
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Category: Literary Criticism
mit Illustrationen von Henrique Alvim Correa
Author: H. G. Wells
H.G. Wells's scientific romance
Author: Herbert George Wells,David Yerkes Hughes,Harry M. Geduld
Publisher: Indiana Univ Pr
A sequel to the H.G. Wells classic THE WAR OF THE WORLDS, brilliantly realized by award-winning SF author and Wells expert Stephen Baxter It has been fourteen years since the Martian invasion. Humanity has moved on, always watching the skies but confident that we know how to defeat the alien menace. The Martians are vulnerable to Earth germs. The army is prepared. Our technology has taken great leaps forward, thanks to machinery looted from abandoned war-machines and capsules. So when the signs of launches on Mars are seen, there seems little reason to worry. Unless you listen to one man, Walter Jenkins, the narrator of Wells’ book. He is sure that the first incursion was merely a scouting mission, a precursor to the true attack—and that the Martians have learned from their defeat, adapted their methods, and now pose a greater threat than ever before. He is right. Thrust into the chaos of a new worldwide invasion, journalist Julie Elphinstone—sister in law to Walter Jenkins—struggles to survive the war, report on it, and plan a desperate effort that will be humanity’s last chance at survival. Because the massacre of mankind has begun. Echoing the style and form of the original while extrapolating from its events in ingenious, unexpected fashion again and again, The Massacre of Mankind is a labor of love from one of the genre’s most praised talents—at once a truly fitting tribute to a classic and brainy, page-turning fun for any science-fiction fan.
Sequel to The War of the Worlds
Author: Stephen Baxter
Death comes from the sky in this thrilling War of the Worlds graphic novel adaptation! Several days ago, projectiles from the Red Planet began to rain down on Earth. Professor Ogilvy of the small town of Ottershaw, England, is skeptical of theories that it is an alien attack—until a meteor crashes near his home. Inside the crater, he discovers a giant cylinder that can only be the work of a superior civilization—the intentions of which are not peaceful. From the extraterrestrial capsule emerges a tripod, an immense machine of death that is soon joined by many others, with the sole intention of exterminating all life on Earth. H. G. Wells’s science fiction classic The War of the Worlds has been adapted several times for the big screen and radio shows across the globe. With this stunning and faithful graphic novel adaptation, the epic tale has finally found a place in comics.
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
This Prestwick House Literary Touchstone Classic? includes a glossary and reader?s notes to help the modern reader contend with Wells? vocabulary, use of science, and British references.Originally written for a magazine in 1897, The War of the Worlds became an instant, popular favorite. Long before our modern fascination with flying saucers and brightly glowing UFOs, H. G. Wells anticipated a close encounter between puny Earthlings and seemingly all-powerful Martians.A flash of light observed coming from the red planet sets the stage for a terrifying invasion, against which Earth?s modern weapons are useless. Throughout the epic battle, Wells points out that humans just might not have the talent or ability to defeat an extraterrestrial rival. Could we become slaves to a race of alien monsters? Will their heat-ray destroy all of London and decimate the rest of civilization? Can one man save the world? The War of the Worlds is a science fiction masterpiece that has fascinated us for more than a century, through at least three different movies, the infamous Orson Welles radio broadcast, and even a Broadway musical. Few books have captured the popular imagination as forcefully as this H. G. Wells novel.
Author: Herbert George Wells
Publisher: Prestwick House Inc
THE CLASSIC SCIENCE FICTION TALE THAT WILL EAT YOUR BRAINS! Never before in the history of warfare had destruction been so indiscriminate and so universal. Panic descends upon planet Earth once more as H. G. Wells’s terrify- ing cosmic invaders blaze a path of fiery destruction across Victorian England, leaving thousands of undead in their wake. Our adventurous narrator must survive the apocalyptic alien threat while fighting off rag- ing, bloodthirsty zombies. Who will triumph when man, Martian, and flesh-eating monster meet? Packed with fearsome supernatural creatures at every turn, Wells’s original masterpiece is scarier, gorier, and more suspenseful than ever!
Author: H.G. Wells,Eric Brown
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
The inhabitants of Mars have attacked Earth! It’s pandemonium everywhere. Cities and countryside are razed to the ground as dreaded aliens unleash their fiery power. Nobody realises that the world, as they know it, is coming to an end when a flaming spaceship hits the earth and out come strange creatures ready to devour everything that comes in their path. Can the world be saved at all? Will these strange, tentacled aliens be stopped before all is burnt and lost forever? Will the earth bloom again? Find out as you read the thrilling story of the time when two worlds fought the most destructive war ever.
Author: H G Wells
Publisher: Om Books International