The War of the Worlds The War of the Worlds

The War of the Worlds

Publisher Description

The War of the Worlds is a science fiction novel by H. G. Wells, first published in 1898. It is the first-person narrative of the adventures of an unnamed protagonist and his brother in Surrey and London as Earth is invaded by Martians. Written between 1895 and 1897, it is one of the earliest stories that detail a conflict between mankind and an extraterrestrial race. The novel is one of the most commented-on works in the science fiction canon.


The War of the Worlds has two parts, Book One: The Coming of the Martians and Book Two: The Earth under the Martians. The narrator, a philosophically-inclined author, struggles to return to his wife while seeing the Martians lay waste to southern England. Book One also imparts the experience of his brother, also unnamed, who describes events in the capital and escapes the Martians by boarding a ship near Tillingham, on the Essex coast.

  • GENRE
    Sci-Fi & Fantasy
    RELEASED
    1992
    24 July
    LANGUAGE
    EN
    English
    LENGTH
    257
    Pages
    PUBLISHER
    The Project Gutenberg
    SIZE
    467.3
    KB

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