Herbert Wells

The War of the Worlds

H. G. Wells’ classic tale of alien invasion has to this day never been out of print. Like many works of the era, it was originally published as a serial — though the publisher, Pearson’s Magazine, demanded to know the ending before committing to publication.
The War of the Worlds, with its matter-of-fact narrative style and deft mixture of contemporary science and fictionalized interstellar war machines, became an instant hit. Its themes of colonialism, social Darwinism, good and evil, and total war still resonate with modern-day readers, so much so that it’s been continuously adapted for screen, radio, television, comics, and print.
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    Peter Ianhar delt en vurderingsidste år

    Excellent Victorian story

    Ibtisam Bhattihar delt en vurderingsidste år
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    🙈Ikke min kop te

    I was thrilled to read this as a young boy. Uh, H.G. Wells made a lasting impression, prompting me to read The Time Machine soon after.
    Wells is worth reading, and this is as good a place to start as any other.

    Вячеслав Вдовенкоhar delt en vurderingsidste år
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    † Eliot Ness †har citeretfor 5 år siden
    At any rate, whether we expect another invasion or not, our views of the human future must be greatly modified by these events. We have learned now that we cannot regard this planet as being fenced in and a secure abiding place for Man; we can never anticipate the unseen good or evil that may come upon us suddenly out of space.
    Настюша Слюсарьhar citeretfor 7 år siden
    But who shall dwell in these worlds if they be
    inhabited?… Are we or they Lords of the
    World?… And how are all things made for man
    b1219793562har citeretfor 3 måneder siden

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