War of the Worlds (Macmillan Collector's Library)

Author(s): H. G. Wells; James P. Blaylock (Introduction by)

Fiction - Classics

The War of the Worlds By H.G. Wells The War of the Worlds describes the fictional 1895 invasion of Earth by aliens from Mars who use laser-like Heat-Rays, chemical weapons, and mechanical three-legged ''fighting machines'' that could potentially be viewed as precursors to the tank. After defeating the resistance the Martians devastate much of eastern England, including London... We are delighted to publish this classic book as part of our extensive Classic Library collection. Many of the books in our collection have been out of print for decades, and therefore have not been accessible to the general public. The aim of our publishing program is to facilitate rapid access to this vast reservoir of literature, and our view is that this is a significant literary work, which deserves to be brought back into print after many decades. The contents of the vast majority of titles in the Classic Library have been scanned from the original works. To ensure a high quality product, each title has been meticulously hand curated by our staff. Our philosophy has been guided by a desire to provide the reader with a book that is as close as possible to ownership of the original work. We hope that you will enjoy this wonderful classic work, and that for you it becomes an enriching experience.


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H. G. Wells' most famous work of science fiction.

Herbert George Wells, the son of a shopkeeper and a lady's maid, was born in Kent in 1866. A bookish child, his education was interrupted when he served a brief and gruelling apprenticeship to a draper. But Wells then went on to study biology under the great T. H. Huxley, before finding instant literary success in 1895 with the publication of his first 'scientific romance', The Time Machine. This was followed in quick succession by The Island of Dr Moreau, The Invisible Man and The War of the Worlds. Wells also wrote extensively on social issues, history and science. He died in 1946.

General Fields

  • : 9781909621541
  • : Pan Macmillan
  • : Collector's Library, The
  • : January 2017
  • : 156mm X 96mm X 16mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : February 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : H. G. Wells; James P. Blaylock (Introduction by)
  • : Hardback
  • : Main Market Ed.
  • : English
  • : [Fic]
  • : 240