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The War of the Worlds (Modern Library Classics)

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Publisher Comments:

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

Synopsis:

A prophetic and gripping work from the father of science fiction, The War of the Worlds forever cast into doubt the notion that we are alone in the universe. It endures as one of the most captivating accounts of interplanetary invasion ever written. This edition includes transcripts of Orson Welles's infamous 1938 radio broadcast.

About the Author

Sir Arthur C. Clarke is the honorary vice president of the H. G. Wells Society and the author of more than sixty works of science fiction, including the bestsellers 2001: A Space Odyssey and Childhoods End. He lives in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375759239
Introduction:
Clarke, Arthur Charles
Author:
Clarke, Arthur Charles
Author:
H. G. Wells Introduction by Sir Arthur C. Clarke
Author:
Wells, H. G.
Author:
Clarke, Arthur C.
Publisher:
Modern Library
Location:
New York
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Science / General
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Modern Library Classics
Series Volume:
107-175
Publication Date:
20020331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.03x5.17x.50 in. .37 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , A prophetic and gripping work from the father of science fiction, The War of the Worlds forever cast into doubt the notion that we are alone in the universe. It endures as one of the most captivating accounts of interplanetary invasion ever written. This edition includes transcripts of Orson Welles's infamous 1938 radio broadcast.
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