The War of the Worlds

The War of the Worlds
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Find yourself caught in the middle of an alien invasion in the late 1800s in this thrilling science fiction classic.

A classic science fiction novel, The War of the Worlds tells the story of the martian invasion of Planet Earth. This late-ninteenth century novel plays on the mood of the period in which it was written - a world with great fears for its security and long-term stability. H.G. Wells predicts the brutal savagery of twentieth-century warfare through the lens of interplanetary conflict. This elegantly designed clothbound edition features an elastic closure and a new introduction by Aaron Parrett.

The Knickerbocker Classics bring together the essential works of classic authors from around the world in stunning editions to be collected and enjoyed.

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Herbert George "H.G." Wells (1866–1946) was a prolific English writer best known for his timeless science fiction novels, including The Time Machine, The Island of Doctor Moreau, and The War of the Worlds. After winning a scholarship to the prestigious Normal School of Science in London, where he studied biology and helped found The Science School Journal, he became a teacher and embarked on an impressive literary career that resulted in four Nobel Prize nominations. Wells also wrote extensively on politics and social matters and was one of the foremost public intellectuals of his day.

Aaron Parrett is Professor of English Literature at the University of Great Falls in Montana. He holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of Georgia and is the author of The Translunar Narrative in the Western Tradition, Montana: Then and Now, and Literary Butte: A History in Novels and Film.

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Format: Paperback / softback, 256 Pages
ISBN: 9781631062452
Size: 5.75 in x 7.5 in / 146.05 mm x 190.5 mm
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