The War of the Worlds

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The science fiction masterpiece of man versus alien that inspired generations, from Orson Welles’s classic radio play to the film starring Tom Cruise.

At the turn of the twentieth century, few would believe that mankind is being watched from above. But millions of miles from Earth, the lords of the Red Planet prepare their armies for invasion, waiting for the moment to strike. When they land in the English countryside, baffled humans approach, waving white flags, and the Martians burn them to a crisp. The war has begun, and mankind doesn’t stand a chance. As Martian armies roll across England, one man fights to keep his family safe, risking his life—and his sanity—on the front lines of the greatest war in galactic history.
 
H. G. Wells’s groundbreaking novel, adapted to radio and film, among other mediums, by visionary artists from Orson Welles to Steven Spielberg, remains one of the most chilling, unforgettable works of science fiction ever written.
 
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Widely regarded as the father of science fiction, H. G. Wells was also a prolific author of history, politics and social commentary, whose works from an early date were renowned for their outspoken socialist views. This comprehensive eBook presents the most complete edition of Wells’ works possible in the US, with numerous illustrations, rare novels and tales, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 7)

* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Wells’ life and works
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* All of the short stories – including rare tales available in no other collection
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* Includes a wide selection of Wells’ non-fiction - spend hours exploring the author’s varied works
* Special criticism essay, evaluating Wells’ contribution to literature
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres
* UPDATED with rare novels and many improvements (Major update)

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CONTENTS:

The Novels
THE TIME MACHINE
THE WONDERFUL VISIT
THE ISLAND OF DOCTOR MOREAU
THE WHEELS OF CHANCE
THE INVISIBLE MAN
THE WAR OF THE WORLDS
WHEN THE SLEEPER WAKES
LOVE AND MR. LEWISHAM
THE FIRST MEN IN THE MOON
THE SEA LADY
THE FOOD OF THE GODS AND HOW IT CAME TO EARTH
KIPPS
A MODERN UTOPIA
IN THE DAYS OF THE COMET
THE WAR IN THE AIR
TONO-BUNGAY
ANN VERONICA
THE HISTORY OF MR. POLLY
THE SLEEPER AWAKES
THE NEW MACHIAVELLI
MARRIAGE
THE PASSIONATE FRIENDS
THE WIFE OF SIR ISAAC HARMAN
THE WORLD SET FREE
BEALBY: A HOLIDAY
BOON
THE RESEARCH MAGNIFICENT
MR. BRITLING SEES IT THROUGH
THE SOUL OF A BISHOP
JOAN AND PETER: THE STORY OF AN EDUCATION
THE UNDYING FIRE
THE SECRET PLACES OF THE HEART

The Short Story Collections
THE EARLY SHORT STORIES
SELECT CONVERSATIONS WITH AN UNCLE
THE STOLEN BACILLUS AND OTHER INCIDENTS
THE PLATTNER STORY AND OTHERS
TALES OF SPACE AND TIME
TWELVE STORIES AND A DREAM
THE COUNTRY OF THE BLIND AND OTHER STORIES
THE DOOR IN THE WALL AND OTHER STORIES
UNCOLLECTED SHORT STORIES

The Short Stories
LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

Selected Non-Fiction
TEXT-BOOK OF BIOLOGY
CERTAIN PERSONAL MATTERS
ANTICIPATIONS OF THE REACTIONS OF MECHANICAL AND SCIENTIFIC PROGRESS UPON HUMAN LIFE AND THOUGHT
THE DISCOVERY OF THE FUTURE
PREFACE TO ‘Underground Man by Gabriel Tarde’
MANKIND IN THE MAKING
THE FUTURE IN AMERICA
THIS MISERY OF BOOTS
NEW WORLDS FOR OLD
FIRST AND LAST THINGS
FLOOR GAMES
LITTLE WARS
THE WAR THAT WILL END WAR
AN ENGLISHMAN LOOKS AT THE WORLD
WHAT IS COMING?
THE ELEMENTS OF RECONSTRUCTION
INTRODUCTION TO ‘Nocturne by Frank Swinnerton’
INTRODUCTION TO ‘The Pivot of Civilization by Margaret Sanger’
GOD THE INVISIBLE KING
WAR AND THE FUTURE
IN THE FOURTH YEAR
THE IDEA OF A LEAGUE OF NATIONS
THE OUTLINE OF HISTORY
RUSSIA IN THE SHADOWS
THE SALVAGING OF CIVILIZATION
A SHORT HISTORY OF THE WORLD
WASHINGTON AND THE HOPE OF PEACE

The Criticism
H. G. WELLS by J. D. Beresford
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Open Road Media
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Mar 15, 2016
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258
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ISBN
9781504034562
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English
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Fiction / Science Fiction / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Science Fiction / Alien Contact
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