The war of the worlds / H.G. Wells Wells, H. G. (Herbert George), 1866-1946

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Wells, H. G. (Herbert George), 1866-1946
Science fiction.; Imaginary wars and battles - Fiction.; Mars (Planet) - Fiction.
Adult; Juvenile; Pre-adolescent; General; Adolescent
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.
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