The War of the Worlds  -     By: H.G. Wells
Buy Item $6.29 Retail: $8.00 Save 21% ($1.71) Add To Cart
Add To Wishlist

The War of the Worlds

Penguin Classics / 2005 / Paperback

$6.29 (CBD Price)
|
Retail: $8.00
|
Save 21% ($1.71)
Availability: In Stock
CBD Stock No: WW441038

Current Promotions

Product Description

The night after a shooting star is seen streaking through the sky from Mars, a cylinder is discovered on Horsell Common near London. At first, naive locals approach the cylinder armed just with a white flag - only to be quickly killed by an all-destroying heat-ray as terrifying tentacled invaders emerge. Soon the whole of human civilization is under threat, as powerful Martians build gigantic killing machines, destroy all in their path with black gas and burning rays, and feast on the warm blood of trapped, still-living human prey. The forces of the Earth, however, may prove harder to beat than they at first appear.

The first modern tale of alien invasion, The War of the Worlds remains one of the most influential of all science-fiction works. Part of a brand-new Penguin series of H.G. Wells's works, this edition includes a newly established text, a full biographical essay on Wells, a further reading list and detailed notes. The introduction, by Brian Aldiss, considers the novel's view of religion and society. Paperback, 199 pages.

Product Information

Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 192
Vendor: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: 2005
Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.13 (inches)
ISBN: 0141441038
ISBN-13: 9780141441030
UPC: 051488007005
Availability: In Stock

Related Products

  1. The War of the Worlds
    The War of the Worlds
    H.G. Wells
    EDCON Publishing Group / 1997 / Trade Paperback
    $9.19 Retail: $11.99 Save 23% ($2.80)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW306B
  2. The Invisible Man Edcon Workbook
    The Invisible Man Edcon Workbook
    H.G. Wells
    EDCON Publishing Group / 1997 / Trade Paperback
    $9.19 Retail: $11.99 Save 23% ($2.80)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW304B
  3. The War of the Worlds
    The War of the Worlds
    H.G. Wells
    Dover Publications / 1997 / Trade Paperback
    $3.49 Retail: $4.00 Save 13% ($0.51)
    4 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW95060

Publisher's Description

Famous for the mistaken panic that ensued from Orson Welles’s 1938 radio dramatization, The War of the Worlds remains one of the most influential of all science fiction works. The night after a shooting star is seen streaking through the sky from Mars, a cylinder is discovered on Horsell Common in London. Naïve locals approach the cylinder armed just with a white flag—only to be quickly killed by an all-destroying heat ray, as terrifying tentacled invaders emerge. Soon the whole of human civilization is under threat as powerful Martians build gigantic killing machines, destroying all life in their path with black gas and burning ray. The forces of Earth, however, may prove harder to beat than they appear.

-Includes a newly established text, a full biographical essay on Wells, a list of further reading, and detailed notes
-Brian Aldiss’s introduction considers the novel’s view of religion and society

Author Bio

Herbert George Wells was born in Bromley, Kent, England, on September 21, 1866. His father was a professional cricketer and sometime shopkeeper, his mother a former lady’s maid. Although "Bertie" left school at fourteen to become a draper’s apprentice (a life he detested), he later won a scholarship to the Normal School of Science in London, where he studied with the famous Thomas Henry Huxley. He began to sell articles and short stories regularly in 1893. In 1895, his immediately successful novel rescued him from a life of penury on a schoolteacher’s salary. His other "scientific romances"—The Island of Dr. Moreau (1896), The Invisible Man (1897), The War of the Worlds (1898), The First Men in the Moon (1901), and The War in the Air (1908)—won him distinction as the father of science fiction.

Henry James saw in Wells the most gifted writer of the age, but Wells, having coined the phrase "the war that will end war" to describe World War I, became increasingly disillusioned and focused his attention on educating mankind with his bestselling Outline of History (1920) and his later utopian works. Living until 1946, Wells witnessed a world more terrible than any of his imaginative visions, and he bitterly observed: "Reality has taken a leaf from my book and set itself to supercede me."


Andy Sawyer is the librarian of the Science Fiction Foundation Collection at the University of Liverpool Library.

Product Reviews

Be the first to write a review!

Ask Christianbook

Back
×

Ask Christianbook

What would you like to know about this product? Please enter your name, your email and your question regarding the product in the fields below, and we'll answer you in the next 24-48 hours.

If you need immediate assistance regarding this product or any other, please call 1-800-CHRISTIAN to speak directly with a customer service representative.

Other Customers Also Purchased

  1. Spectrum Test Practice, Grade 2
    Spectrum Test Practice, Grade 2
    Carson-Dellosa Publishing LLC / 2003 / Trade Paperback
    $11.49 Retail: $15.99 Save 28% ($4.50)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW687221
  2. Spectrum Test Practice, Grade 6
    Spectrum Test Practice, Grade 6
    Carson-Dellosa Publishing LLC / 2003 / Trade Paperback
    $11.49 Retail: $15.99 Save 28% ($4.50)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW689763
  3. KTA Answers Notes, Books #5-7
    KTA Answers Notes, Books #5-7
    McGraw-Hill / Trade Paperback
    $6.99 Retail: $7.96 Save 12% ($0.97)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW43014
  4. Test Book Vol 3: Early Modern Times, Story of the World
    Test Book Vol 3: Early Modern Times, Story of the World
    Peace Hill Press / Trade Paperback
    $8.49 Retail: $12.95 Save 34% ($4.46)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 2 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW412833

Find Related Products

Author/Artist Review

Start A New Search