The War of the Worlds is an American classic written by H.G. Wells and published in 1898. 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...' So begins H. G. Wells' classic novel in which Martian lifeforms take over planet Earth. As the Martians emerge, they construct giant killing machines - armed with heatrays - that are impervious to attack. Advancing upon London they destroy everything in their path. Everything, except the few humans they collect in metal traps. Victorian England is a place in which the steam engine is state-of-the-art technology and powered flight is just a dream. Mankind is helpless against the killing machines from Mars, and soon the survivors are left living in a new stone age.
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The War of the Worlds
Cracking story. Herbert George Wells was English and he wrote this story in Woking from a modest terraced house near a railway line. The book was first published in the UK in 1898. Would the publishers of this version be good enough to correct the statement that it is an American novel? Many thanks
How can it be an American classic? H G Wells was English.
War of the worlds
Awesome book a must read for science fiction fans