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The War of the Worlds

by H.G. Wells

Introduction by Arthur C. ClarkeCommentary by Jules Verne and an anonymous reviewer from The Critic“No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than...

Introduction by Arthur C. Clarke
Commentary by Jules Verne and an anonymous reviewer from The Critic

“No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man’s and yet as mortal as his own.” Thus begins one of the most terrifying and morally prescient science fiction novels ever penned. Beginning with a series of strange flashes in the distant night sky, the Martian attack initially causes little concern on Earth. Then the destruction erupts—ten massive aliens roam England and destroy with heat rays everything in their path. Very soon humankind finds itself on the brink of extinction. H. G. Wells raises questions of mortality, man’s place in nature, and the evil lurking in the technological future—questions that remain urgently relevant in the twenty-first century.

Includes a Modern Library Reading Group Guide

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Paperback - 192 pages - in English - $8.00
ISBN: 0375759239 (ISBN13: 9780375759239)
Published Mar 12, 2002 by Modern Library
First published 1897

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Advisory is a class that centers around socio-emotional learning, college readiness, and academic support. I believe that these 3 themes can be met through...

Advisory is a class that centers around socio-emotional learning, college readiness, and academic support. I believe that these 3 themes can be met through reading. Students spend 15 minutes a day reading a book of their choice, these books can serve as options in our class library.

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