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The War of the Worlds (AmazonClassics Edition)

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A metallic cylinder falls to earth, landing in the sands of Horsell Common, Surrey, generating curiosity and awe. But what's inside soon induces only terror. The story that unfolds is a breathless first-person account of an inconceivable reality: an extraterrestrial war has been waged on the planet.

In a twist on cautionary turn-of-the-century invasion literature, H. G. Wells posits the Martian attack as an insurmountable apocalyptic event. The first of its kind and a foundational work, The War of the Worlds inspired a radio broadcast, television shows, graphic novels, and countless films; roused the imagination and stirred anxieties; and changed the landscape of science fiction for generations.

AmazonClassics brings you timeless works from the masters of storytelling. Ideal for anyone who wants to listen to a great work for the first time or rediscover an old favorite, these new editions open the door to literature's most unforgettable characters and beloved worlds.

Revised edition: Previously published as The War of the Worlds, this edition of The War of the Worlds (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions.

Public Domain (P)2017 Brilliance Audio

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Still Timely in it's Message

So much better than the many attempts to put this story in theatres. The War of the Worlds is enjoyable from an entertainment angle, but carries with it a study of how humans might act in desperate situations. Humanity itself is examined, when we are no longer the wearer of the boot stepping on the ant, but the ant itself. A great book. Do not dismiss this because of Tom Cruise' s film.