The War of the Worlds (Paperback)

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The War of the Worlds (1898), by H. G. Wells, is an early science fiction novel which describes an invasion of England by aliens from Mars. It is one of the earliest and best-known depictions of an alien invasion of Earth, and has influenced many others, as well as spawning several films, radio dramas, comic book adaptations, and a television series based on the story. The 1938 radio broadcast caused public outcry against the episode, as many listeners believed that an actual Martian invasion was in progress, a notable example of mass hysteria.

About the Author


H. G. (Herbert George) Wells (1866-1946) was a prolific author best known for his contributions to science fiction. His early work included such influential works as The Time Machine, The Invisible Man, and The War of the Worlds. In addition to illustrating his own books, Edward Gorey (1925-2000) provided drawings to countless books for both children and adults. Of these, NYRB has published The Haunted Looking Glass; Rex Warner's Men and Gods; Saki's The Unrest-Cure and Other Stories; and, with Rhoda Levine, Three Ladies Beside the Sea and He Was There from the Day We Moved In.


Product Details
ISBN: 9798462730948
Publisher: Independently Published
Publication Date: August 23rd, 2021
Pages: 180
Language: English