The War of the Worlds

Author: H. G. Wells

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781603034012


Page: N.A

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The War of the Worlds is a novel written by H. G. Wells in 1898, depicting an alien invasion of the earth, and is often regarded as being the first to depict such a disaster. The book tells the story of a Martian invasion of Earth. The Martians, fleeing their own planet because its resources are depleted, invade Earth, landing in England, sweeping through the countryside, destroying or capturing everything in their path. Any effort by the humans to thwart the Martian advance is crushed; the alien invaders seem unstoppable. Since its publication, The War of the Worlds has entered pop.
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War of the Worlds

From Wells to Spielberg

Author: John L. Flynn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780976940005


Page: 200

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This book is a tribute to H. G. Wells, his most famous novel, and those adaptations that have been inspired by it. For more than a hundred years, readers, listeners, and moviegoers have been tantalized by the prospect of an invasion from Mars. When H. G. Wells first published The War of the Worlds in 1898, his Victorian audience responded very enthusiastically to the depth and resonance of the work because it reflected their fears and anxieties as they faced the turn of a new century. And while scenes of mass destruction and death are all too familiar to us in light of what happened on September 11, 2001, they were startlingly fresh and nightmarishly overpowering to those living in 1898. Thankfully, his Martian invasion was the stuff of fiction, not prophecy, and his invaders never arrived with their death rays, tripod machines, and poison gas. But that has not stopped his tale of interplanetary conflict from resonating with subsequent generations of people. From comic books to radio broadcasts, from movies and television to trading cards and record albums, the Martians keep coming back again...and again!
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The War of The Worlds (Unabridged)

Author: H. G. Wells

Publisher: Musaicum Books

ISBN: 8075830202

Category: Fiction

Page: 177

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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.
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The War of the Worlds

Author: Herbert George Wells

Publisher: Book Wholesalers


Category: Imaginary wars and battles

Page: 308

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H.G. Wells' late nineteenth-century novel in which an intellectually superior race from Mars invades Earth with plans to take over the planet.
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Das Ende der Menschheit


Author: Stephen Baxter

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641204925

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

View: 8086

Vierzehn Jahre sind vergangen, seit die Invasion der Marsianer Englands Städte in Schutt und Asche legte. Vierzehn Jahre, seit die Angreifer vom roten Planeten an den Mikroben der Erde zugrunde gingen. Seitdem herrschen Frieden, Wohlstand und Fortschritt. Als man erneut den Start von Marsraketen beobachtet, macht sich daher keiner Sorgen – bis auf Walter Jenkins. Und er hat recht. Denn die Marsianer kommen zurück. Und sie wollen nur eins: Rache.
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Der Krieg der Welten / The War of the Worlds

Zweisprachige Ausgabe / Bilingual Edition

Author: H. G. Wells

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 384968041X

Category: Fiction

Page: 292

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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.
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War of the Worlds


Author: Edward Morris,James S. Dorr

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780973483727

Category: Fiction

Page: 266

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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
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War of the Worlds

New Millennium

Author: Douglas Niles

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 1466806451

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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First the Mars probe picked up an anomaly. Then NASA saw some strange activity, and many stargazers noticed meteorites rocketing towards earth. A cylinder surreptitiously landed in Wisconsin, then another, and another, ... and then invasion from Mars. The War of the Worlds had begun. War of the Worlds:New Millennium follows in the great tradition of Wells' original masterpiece, Niven and Pournelle's Footfall, and 'V' the mini-series. It is the story of an alien invasion of earth as told from numerous viewpoints: - a writer in rural Wisconsin - a soldier in the field - a science advisor to the president As tripods leave a swath of destruction across the Americas, Washington groups some of its great minds to solve the problem as the Pentagon throws at the invaders the latest hardware the military has to offer. At stake is the survival of the human race and the dominion of planet earth. Filled with techno-thriller like detail War of the Worlds: New Millennium merges Clancy with Clarke for a truly page turning science fiction thriller. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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War of the Worlds

Author: H.G. Wells

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 161641510X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 112

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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.
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The Complete War of the Worlds

Mars' Invasion of Earth from H.G. Wells to Orson Welles

Author: Brian Holmsten,Alex Lubertozzi

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.


Category: History

Page: 201

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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.
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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

ISBN: 1474229891

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 384

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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-siécle 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.
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Krieg der Welten

mit Illustrationen von Henrique Alvim Correa

Author: H. G. Wells

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783868203653


Page: 280

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A critical edition of the War of the worlds

H.G. Wells's scientific romance

Author: Herbert George Wells,David Yerkes Hughes,Harry M. Geduld

Publisher: Indiana Univ Pr


Category: Fiction

Page: 319

View: 7468

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The Massacre of Mankind

Sequel to The War of the Worlds

Author: Stephen Baxter

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 1524760145

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

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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.
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H. G. Wells: The War of the Worlds

Author: Dobbs

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1683832140

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 116

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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.
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The War of the Worlds - Literary Touchstone Classic

Author: Herbert George Wells

Publisher: Prestwick House Inc

ISBN: 9781580493437

Category: Martians

Page: 184

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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.
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The War of the Worlds, Plus Blood, Guts and Zombies

Author: H.G. Wells,Eric Brown

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781451611359

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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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!
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War of the Wordls: A Scrambled Translation of H.G. Wells' War of the Worlds

Author: D. M. Brown


ISBN: 1411624750

Category: Fiction

Page: 127

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You can raed tihs senetnce, eevn thgouh the wrdos are scrbamled. Your brain can read common words even if only the first and last letters are in their proper places. Test this ability for yourself with War of the Wordls - an entire novel of scrambled words. War of the Wordls tells the story of Martian invaders who land in late nineteenth-century Britain. With visionary references to space travel, lasers, robots, and other innovation, H.G. Wells' story is as captivating as ever. In this edition, the text looks like gibberish, but if you read English well, it reads like any other book. Go ahead - try it. Amaze yourself and impress your friends. It's fun!
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The War Of The Worlds : Om Illustrated Classics

Author: H G Wells

Publisher: Om Books International

ISBN: 938007090X


Page: 16

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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.
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