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The War of the Worlds

The War of the Worlds

The next elegant edition in the Knickerbocker Classics series, The War of the Worlds is a well-known tale about extraterrestrial invasions.

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ISBN 9781631062452
Barcode 9781631062452
Published 26 October 2016 by Misc - United Book Distributor
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Wells, H. G.
Introduction by Parrett, Aaron
Series Knickerbocker Classics
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Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9781631062452
ISBN-10 163106245X
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
Imprint Race Point Publishing
Publication Date 26 October 2016
International Publication Date 6 October 2016
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Wells, H. G.
Introduction by Parrett, Aaron
Series Knickerbocker Classics
Category General & Literary Fiction
Adventure / Thriller
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Width: 146mm
Height: 191mm
Spine: 15mm
Weight 7g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.912
Catalogue Code 986031

Description of this Book

Find yourself caught in the middle of an alien invasion in the late 1800s in this thrilling science fiction classic.A classic science fiction novel, The War of the Worlds tells the story of the martian invasion of Planet Earth. This late-ninteenth century novel plays on the mood of the period in which it was written - a world with great fears for its security and long-term stability. H.G. Wells predicts the brutal savagery of twentieth-century warfare through the lens of interplanetary conflict. This elegantly designed clothbound edition features an elastic closure and a new introduction by Aaron Parrett.The Knickerbocker Classics bring together the essential works of classic authors from around the world in stunning editions to be collected and enjoyed.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Herbert George H.G. Wells (1866-1946) was a prolific English writer best known for his science-fiction novels. His most notable works of science fiction include The Time Machine, The Island of Doctor Moreau, and The War of the Worlds. While he was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature four times, his novels were never selected for that top literary honor. Regardless, they remain timeless pieces of science fiction. Aaron Parrett is Professor of English Literature at the University of Great Falls in Montana. He holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of Georgia and is the author of The Translunar Narrative in the Western Tradition, Montana: Then and Now, and Literary Butte: A History in Novels and Film.

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