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The war of the worlds

An easy-reading version of H.G. Wells' chilling story of the invasion of Earth by Martians.

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  • "An easy-reading version of H.G. Wells' chilling story of the invasion of Earth by Martians."@en
  • "The ultimate tale of Earth's invasion, written by one of the fathers of the science fiction genre. They came from a depleted, dying planet. Their target: the riches of a moist, green Earth. With horrifyingly advanced machines of destruction, they began their inexorable conquest. The war for Earth seemed destined to be ... but was it?"
  • "An unnamed narrator delivers a first-person account of his experiences during the Martian invasion of Earth. With his eye on the stars when the first Martian cylinder falls to Earth, and present when a Martian emerges from the cylinder at Woking, the narrator provides a detailed and up-close picture of both the Martians and their terrible weapons as they unleash their fury on London and the English countryside. HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library."@en
  • "Martian spaceships crash down to land in peaceful Victorian Surrey - Martians emerge and construct gigantic killing machines, impervious to attack, and advance upon London."@en
  • ""The inhabitants of Mars, a loathsome though highly organized race, invade England, and by their command of superior weapons subdue and prey on the people." Baker. Guide to the Best Fic *** "In this novel the author 'introduced the "Alien" being into the role which became a cliché -- a monstrous invader of Earth, a competitor in a cosmic struggle for existence. Though the martians were a ruthless and terrible enemy, HGW was careful to point ouit that Man had driven many animal species to extinction, and that human invaders of Tasmania had behaved no less callously in exterminating their cousins." Sci Fic Ency. *** "Presents a large-print edition of the story in which an intellectually-superior race from Mars invades the Earth with plans to enslave human beings.""@en
  • "Science fiction story of the Martian invasion of Earth."@en
  • "The timeless science-fiction story of an English astronomer, in company with an artilleryman, a country curate, and others, as they struggle to survive the invasion of Earth by Martians in 1894."
  • "H.G. Wells became famous as a prophet, predicting tanks, aerial bombing, nuclear war, gas warfare, lasers and industrial robots. The War of the Worlds was the first novel to explore the possibilities of intelligent life from other planets, and is still startlingly vivid, having lost none of its impact since it's publication in 1898. It was the source of Orson Welles' 1938 radio broadcast, so realistic it caused a panic, as well as two film versions. The story begins with the arrival of the Martians just outside London and ends with the near-annihilation of humanity."@en
  • "An intellectually superior race from Mars invades Earth with plans to take over the planet."@en
  • "They came from outer space with deadly heat-rays and giant fighting machines. They want to conquer Earth. Earth will never be the same."
  • "An English astronomer, in company with an artilleryman, a country curate, and others, struggle to survive the invasion of earth by Martians in 1894. Thirty five million miles into space, a species of Martians sets eyes on planet earth. With their own planet doomed for destruction, the Martians prepare to invade. Their weapons are ready and their aim is ruthless. The war of the worlds is about to begin."@en
  • "As life on Mars becomes impossible, Martians and their terrifying machines invade earth."@en
  • "This Graphic Novel Series features classic tales retold with attractive color illustrations. Educatiors using the Dale-Chall vocabulary system adapted each title. Each 70 page, softcover book retains key phrases and quotations from the original classics. Introduce literature to reluctant readers and motivate struggling readers. Students build confidence through reading practice. Motivation makes all the difference. What's more motivation then the expectation of success?"@en
  • "The classic novel about a staged alien invasion. This compelling tale describes the Martian invasion of Earth."@en
  • "What would happen if Martians landed on Earth--and none of our weapons could stop them? H.G. Wells's timeless masterpiece--which spawned many a movie adaptation--imagines this frightening scenario. The horrifying bug-like extraterrestrials, which can wipe out entire crowds with a single heat-ray and poisonous gas, first appear in the English countryside and then wreak havoc. Narrated by an unnamed protagonist who flees home to seek out safe ground, this terrifying tale creates a shockingly realistic vision of what might happen if fearsome, technologically superior aliens attacked us. Beautifully illustrated by acclaimed artist Scott McKowen, this Unabridged Classic will rivet kids and adults alike."@en
  • "In the late 19th century, a cylinder crashes down near London. When George investigates, a Martian activates an evil machine and begins destroying everything in its path! George must find a way to survive a War of the Worlds."@en
  • ""Mankind finds itself in a fight for its very survival when invaders from Mars land on Earth. Using their vastly superior technology the Martians make short order of all the great powers of Earth, laying waste to everything in their path. The novel follows an unnamed man as he flees for his life while trying to locate his wife in the shattered ruins of Earth." -- p. 4 of cover."
  • "This year marks the 100th anniversary of the publication of H. G. Wells's famous novel about a Martian invasion. To celebrate, we are reissuing our adaptation of this sci-fi classic with brand-new cover art.??From the Trade Paperback edition."@en
  • "The story of visitors from the planet Mars who come to Earth to destroy our civilization."@en
  • "A stunning large format reprint of the 1929 edition with the 1929 art work and a bonus CD of the original Orson Wells recording."@en
  • "As life on Mars becomes impossible, Martians and their terrifying machines invade the earth."@en
  • "As life on Mars becomes impossible, Martians and their terrifying machines invade the earth."
  • "The horror starts on a quiet summer night, with a falling star ... and then hundreds: ships filled with repulsive, super-intelligent monsters and war machines deadly beyond even the dreams of military science. The invaders don't want to trade, or talk, orenlighten: they only want to trample humanity beneath the, and take our world for their own. And we can't stop them."@en
  • "Masterful fantasy by the earliest and still best science fiction writer."@en
  • "H. G. Wells' classic science fiction tale in which, as life on Mars becomes impossible, Martians and their terrifying machines invade the Earth."
  • "Yet across the gulf of space, minds that are to our minds as ours are to those of the beasts that perish, intellects vast and cool and unsympathetic, regarded this earth with envious eyes, and slowly and surely drew their plans against us. And early in the twentieth century came the great disillusionment. The planet Mars, I scarcely need remind the reader, revolves about the sun at a mean distance of 140,000,000 miles, and the light and heat it receives from the sun is barely half of that received by this world. It must be, if the nebular hypothesis has any truth, older than our world; and long before this earth ceased to be molten, life upon its surface must have begun its course. The fact that it is scarcely one seventh of the volume of the earth must have accelerated its cooling to the temperature at which life could begin."@en
  • "Abridged."@en
  • "H.G. Wels' late nineteenth-century novel in which an intellectually superior race from Mars invades Earth with plans to take over the planet."@en
  • "Marsbewoners landen in reusachtige cylinders op het Engelse platteland, van waaruit zij op een allesvernietigende tocht de wereld lijken te overwinnen."
  • "A suspenseful account of the experiences of a single man during the invasion of Earth by Martians in 1894."
  • "Orson Welles' 1938 radio adaptation of The War of the Worlds has done much to obscure the real brilliance of the original work. Written at a time when "science fiction" did not exist as a genre, The War of the Worlds was a new departure in literature. Deeply committed to social improvement in turn of the century Britain, Wells' used extra-terrestrial invasion to predict the results of a not entirely impossible violent upheaval in contemporary society. His book is social prophecy of the first order and only coincidentally one of the great works of science fiction."@en
  • "A retelling of war of the Worlds in comic book format."@en
  • "An English astronomer, in company with an artilleryman, a country curate, and others, struggle to survive the invasion of Earth by Martians in 1894."
  • "An English astronomer, in company with an artilleryman, a country curate, and others, struggle to survive the invasion of Earth by Martians in 1894."@en
  • "Causing mass hysteria as listeners of its 1938 radio broadcast believed a Martian invasion of Earth really was taking place, H. G. Wells' The War of the Worlds is perhaps the most famous novel of its genre. This 1898 story has spawned films, radio and television series and comic-book adaptions, and its popularity endures today."
  • "Causing mass hysteria as listeners of its 1938 radio broadcast believed a Martian invasion of Earth really was taking place, H. G. Wells' The War of the Worlds is perhaps the most famous novel of its genre. This 1898 story has spawned films, radio and television series and comic-book adaptions, and its popularity endures today."@en
  • "Tor Classics are affordably-priced editions designed to attract the young reader. Original dynamic cover art enthusiastically represents the excitement of each story. Appropriate "reader friendly" type sizes have been chosen for each title'offering clear, accurate, and readable text. All editions are complete and unabridged, and feature Introductions and Afterwords. This edition of War of the Worlds includes a Introduction, Biographical Note, and Afterword by James Gunn. They came form outer space--Mars, to be exact. With deadly heat-rays and giant fighting machine they want to conquer Earth and keep humans as their slaves. Nothing seems to stop them as they spread terror and death across the planet. It is the start of the most important war in Earth's history. And Earth will never be the same. At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied."@en
  • "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."
  • "This year marks the 100th anniversary of the publication of H.G. Wells's famous novel about a Martian invasion. To celebrate, we are reissuing our adaptation of this sci-fi classic with brand-new cover art. From the Trade Paperback edition."@en
  • "This is one of the most famous and frightening science fiction stories ever written. When a strange object falls from the sky and lands in southern England, few people are worried. But then strange creatures climb out and start killing people. Before long, the land is being attacked by huge fighting machines and nobody is safe ..."@en
  • "As life on Mars becomes impossible, Martians and their terrifying machines invade the Earth."@en
  • "An intellectually-superior race from Mars invades the Earth with plans to enslave human beings."@en
  • "H.G. Wells' chilling story of the invasion of Earth by martians. Mass evacuation begins in panic as nations unite in an effort to repel the aliens."@en
  • "A retelling of The war of the worlds in comic book format."@en
  • "As life on Mars becomes impossible, Martians and their terrifying machines invade Earth."@en
  • "'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 ... ' The War of the Worlds is the literary predecessor to invasion stories like 'Independence Day'. Set in fin de siè£℗Ơe London, H.G. Wells? sci-fi classic tells the story of a Martian invasion of the earth. When Orson Welles presented it as a radio play in 1938 it led to widespread panic among listeners because of its seeming authenticity. A chilling, ominous tale which will resonate throughout the ages."@en
  • "Thirty-five reproducible activities per guide reiforce basic reading and comprehension skills while teaching higher-order critical thinking. Also included are teaching suggestions, background notes, summaries, and answer keys."@en
  • "Timeless Classics--designed for the sturggling reader and adapted to retain the integrity of the original classic. These classic novels will grab a students attention from the first page. Included are eight pages of end-of-book activities to enhance the reading experience, bringing each book to 88 pages."@en
  • "Designed to acquaint readers with famous stories, this book, in graphic novel format, retells H.G. Wells' "The War of the Worlds," the story of visitors from the planet Mars who come to Earth to destroy our civilization."@en
  • "Designed to acquaint readers with famous stories, this book, in graphic novel format, retells H.G. Wells' "The War of the Worlds," the story of visitors from the planet Mars who come to Earth to destroy our civilization."
  • ""The night after a shooting star is seen streaking across the sky, a cylinder is discovered near London. Armed with just a white flag, the locals approach the mysterious object - only to be burned alive by heat-rays as horrific, tentacled invaders emerge. Soon, the whole of human civilization is under threat, as powerful Martians move across the land in massive killing machines, armed with black gas and burning rays. The aliens are determined to win the Earth for themselves." -- Back cover."
  • ""When massive, intelligent aliens from Mars touch down in Victorian England and threaten to destroy the civilized world, humanity's vaunted knowledge proves to be of little use. First published in 1898, H. G. Wells's masterpiece of speculative fiction has thrilled and delighted generations of readers, spawned countless imitations, and inspired dramatizations by such masters as Orson Welles and Steven Spielberg. The War of the Worlds is a fantasy that is both startlingly up-to-date and in touch with the most ancient of human fears.". "In 1960, Edward Gorey prepared a set of his inimitable pen-and-ink drawings to illustrate a new edition of Wells's The War of the Worlds for the legendary Looking Glass Library. Characteristically quirky, elegant, and entrancing, Gorey's visual take on Wells's seminal tour de force has been unavailable for close to fifty years. This special hardcover edition from NYRB Classics brings back for today's readers a richly rewarding collaboration between two modern masters of all that's wonderful and strange.""@en
  • "3D realtime strategiespel waarbij de speler de keuze heeft ofwel de invasie van de Martianen te dirigeren, ofwel de aardlingen te beschermen."
  • "'The War of the Worlds' is Wells' classic science fiction tale of a Martian invasion of Earth. Having already destroyed London, it seems that no-one can stop the intellectually superior Martians from taking over the whole planet."@en
  • "Great cities destroyed...people fleeing in panic...the countryside in ruins. A burst of flame from Mars heads toward the Earth, and a strange ship, unlike anything ever seen here, lands. Soon, it devours everything in its path, people and buildings alike."@en
  • "When a Martian spacecraft lands on Woking Common, mankind is terrorized by aliens in tall, armored capsules which stalk the countryside on three legs. The machines wreak havoc on London and the Southern Counties, and survivors are driven underground. Scientist John Nicholson tells how he was plunged into a paralyzing nightmare of stark terror, savage madness and utter destruction."@en
  • "When a Martian spacecraft lands on Woking Common, mankind is terrorized by aliens in tall, armored capsules which stalk the countryside on three legs. The machines wreak havoc on London and the Southern Counties, and survivors are driven underground. Scientist John Nicholson tells how he was plunged into a paralyzing nightmare of stark terror, savage madness and utter destruction."
  • "An English astronomer, in company with an artilleryman, a country curate, and others struggle to survive the invasion of Earth by Martians in 1894."
  • "An English astronomer, in company with an artilleryman, a country curate, and others struggle to survive the invasion of Earth by Martians in 1894."@en
  • "Author H.G. Wells, deeply committed to social improvement in turn-of-the-century Britain, used extra-terrestrial invasion to predict the results of a not-entirely-impossible violent upheaval in contemporary society: for "Martians" read "bolsheviks." His book is social prophecy of the first order and only coincidentally one of the great works of science fiction."@en
  • "A nameless man recounts his experiences in Surrey and London as Earth is invaded by Martians."@en
  • "'Death!' I shouted. 'Death is coming! Death!' In this pioneering, shocking and nightmarish tale, naïve suburban Londoners investigate a strange cylinder from space, but are instantly incinerated by an all-destroying heat-ray. Soon, gigantic killing machines that chase and feed on human prey are threatening the whole of humanity. A pioneering work of alien invasion fiction, The War of the World's journalistic style contrasts disturbingly with its horrifying visions of the human race under siege. (Website Amazon.de)."
  • ""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 penn."@en
  • "The prototype for all science fiction, H.G. Wells's fantastic novel will not let you out of its grip as it narrates the invasion of Earth by ruthless Martians. In 1938, a radio adaption of The War of the Worlds--don in the style of a news broadcast--panicked the listening public."
  • "H.G. Wells' original masterpiece now includes a newly established text, a full biographical essay on the author, a list of further reading, and detailed notes. Famous for the mistaken panic that ensued from Orson Welles' 1938 radio dramatization, "The War of the Worlds" remains one of the most influential of all science fiction works."@en
  • "H.G. Wells' original masterpiece now includes a newly established text, a full biographical essay on the author, a list of further reading, and detailed notes. Famous for the mistaken panic that ensued from Orson Welles' 1938 radio dramatization, "The War of the Worlds" remains one of the most influential of all science fiction works."
  • "The ultimate science fiction classic For more than one hundred years this compelling tale of the Martian invasion of Earth has enthralled readers with a combination of imagination and incisive commentary on the imbalance of power that continues to be relevant today."@en
  • "As life on Mars becomes impossible, Martians and their terrifying machines invade the earth. a study guide."
  • "Tagline: They're already here. Plot Outline: As Earth is invaded by alien tripod fighting machines, one family fights for survival. Plot Synopsis: Ray Ferrier is a working class man living in New Jersey. He's estranged from his family, his life isn't in order, and he's too caught up with himself. But the unthinkable and, ultimately, the unexpected happens to him in an extraordinary sense. His small town life is shaken violently by the arrival of destructive intruders: Aliens which have come en masse to destroy Earth. As they plow through the country in a wave of mass destruction and violence, Ray must come to the defense of his children. As the world must fend for itself by a new and very advanced enemy not of this world, it's inhabitants must save humanity from a far greater force that threatens to destroy it."
  • "Containing 11 reproducible exercises to maximize vocabulary development and comprehension skills, these guides include pre-and post-reading activities, story synopses, key vocabulary, and answer keys."@en
  • "Great cities are destroyed, people are fleeing in panic and the country side is in ruins. Bursts of flames from Mars attack the earth and a strange ship, the likes of which have never been seen, lands on Earth devouring everything in its path--people and buildings alike. What or who can save what is left of the world?"@en
  • "The War of the Worlds (1898), by H. G. Wells, is an early science fiction novel which describes an invasion of Earth by Martians. It is one of the earliest and best-known depictions of an alien invasion of Earth, and has influenced many others, as well as spawning several films, radio dramas, comic book adaptations, and a television series based on the story. The 1938 radio broadcast caused public outcry against the episode, as many listeners believed that an actual Martian invasion was in progress, a notable example of mass hysteria. [adapted from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_War_of_the_W."@en
  • "The War of the Worlds is a novel written by H.G. Wells in 1898, depicting an alien invasion of the earth, and is often regarded as being the first to depict such a disaster. The book tells the story of a Martian invasion of Earth. The Martians, fleeing their own planet because its resources are depleted, invade Earth, landing in England, sweeping through the countryside, destroying or capturing everything in their path. Any effort by the humans to thwart the Martian advance is crushed; the alien invaders seem unstoppable. Since its publication, The War of the Worlds has entered pop."@en
  • "Humans battle evil aliens to save Earth and its people from certain doom when the Martians land in England."@en
  • "H.G. Wells' "scientific romance," published first in serial form and then as a book in 1898, attained perhaps its greatest fame in another form, the infamous realistic 1939 radio broadcast "Invasion from Mars" by Orson Welles. It was also made into an early 1950s science fiction adventure movie. Stover (emeritus, Illinois Institute of Technology) describes Wells' story as "a prophecy of startling originality foreseeing the coming of totalitarianism in the 20th century" (from the introduction). The War of the Worlds is presented as a profoundly ideological philosophical tale, with the world of the Martians representing the progressive future of humanity in a cultural war with our world of tradition and reaction."@en
  • "Time machine deals with the final demise of mankind, half-a-million years in the future."@en
  • "H.G. Wells' "scientific romance," published first in serial form and then as a book in 1898, attained perhaps its greatest fame in another form, the infamous realistic 1939 radio broadcast "Invasion from Mars" by Orson Welles. It was also made into an early 1950s science fiction adventure movie. Stover (emeritus, Illinois Institute of Technology) describes Wells' story as "a prophecy of startling originality foreseeing the coming of totalitarianism in the 20th century" (from the introduction). The War of the Worlds is presented as a profoundly ideological philosophical tale, with the world of the Martians representing the progressive future of humanity in a cultural war with our world of tradition and reaction."
  • "Marsbewoners landen in reusachtige cylinders ergens op het Engelse platteland, van waaruit zij op een allesvernietigende tocht de wereld lijken te overwinnen."
  • ""The night after a shooting star is seen streaking across the sky, a cylinder is discovered on Horselle Common. Fascinated and exhilarated, the local people approach the mysteriuos object armed with nothing more than a white flag. But when gruesome alien creatures emerge armed with all-destroying heat-rays, their rashness turns rapidly to fear. As the rays blaze towards them, it soon becomes clear they have no choice but to flee - or die. Soon, the Martians begin a sinister invasion of the world. Destroying all in their path with gas and burning rays, they britally make their advance, feasting on the xarm blood of still-living human prey. The forces of the Earth, however, may prove harder to beat than they at first appear ..."
  • "As life on Mars becomes impossible, Martians and their terrifying machines invade the earth. Includes a study guide."@en
  • "A daring portrayal of aliens landing on English soil. The survival of mankind in the face of scientific powers spinning out of control."
  • ""It all began with a falling star--a star that proved to be a spaceship filled with "visitors" from the planet Mars. They came in a huge cylinder, armed with a terrifying heat-ray that could destroy men and cities in an instant. The visitors themselves were of a frightening height, and apparently indestructible. All human life on earth seemed on the verge of total extinction ..."--Page 4 of cover."@en
  • "As life on Mars becomes impossible, Martians and their terrifying machines invade the earth. Includes discussion questions."
  • "H.G. Wells' late nineteenth-century novel in which an intellectually superior race from Mars invades Earth with plans to take over the planet."
  • "H.G. Wells' late nineteenth-century novel in which an intellectually superior race from Mars invades Earth with plans to take over the planet."@en

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