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The War of the Worlds
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Publisher Chivers Audio Books
Publication date May 1, 1987
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780745130781
ISBN-10 074513078X
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $25.01
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Summary
An English astronomer, in company with an artilleryman, a country curate, and others struggles to survive the invasion of Earth by Martians in 1894
Amazon.com description: Product Description:
When four Martian spaceships land in England, masses of people flee the cities, hoping to escape from the hostile alien creatures sweeping across the countryside. Armed with devastating weapons of death and destruction, the invaders are destroying all buildings and life in their path.
Who are these beings? What do they want? How can Earthlings combat the monsters from outer space and penetrate their powerful defenses? Find out in this specially abridged, easy-to-read edition of one of the great science-fiction stories of all time.
The War of the Worlds has thrilled countless readers since it was first published in 1891. (The story even caused widespread panic among a radio audience listening to a dramatization of the tale in 1938.)  Enhanced with nine original illustrations by John Green, this gripping tale by a master storyteller will thrill new generations with its exciting accounts of interplanetary travel and cosmic warfare.


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