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The War of the Worlds
By H. G. Wells and Arthur C. Clarke (introduced by)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Modern Library
Publication date March 1, 2002
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780375759239
ISBN-10 0375759239
Dimensions 0.50 by 8.50 by 11 in.
Weight 0.35 lbs.
Original list price $8.00
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Summary
An English astronomer, in company with an artilleryman, a country curate, and others, struggle to survive the invasion of Earth by Martians in 1894. (view table of contents)
Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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

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