The War of the Worlds (Google eBook)

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Arc Manor LLC, May 1, 2008 - Fiction - 180 pages
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An amazing story plot! - Goodreads
I decided I do not like the writing style of HG Wells. - Goodreads
Wells has a real knack for imagery and story telling. - Goodreads
The ending, sadly, is a little lame. - Goodreads
Well's prose in this book is fantastic. - Goodreads
I also liked his portrayal of mass hysteria. - Goodreads

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4.5 Originally posted at Fantasy Literature: http://www.fantasyliterature.com/revi... “It was the beginning of the rout of civilization, of the massacre of mankind.” HG Wells' earliest novels had a ... Read full review

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User Review  - Linda - Goodreads

The novel was first published in book form in 1898, and is one of the first books containing a meeting with extra terrestrials. Wells was before his time with his reasoning science tone throughout the ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

H.G. Wells was born in Bromley, England, the son of an unsuccessful merchant. After a limited education, he was apprenticed to a dry-goods merchant, but soon found he wanted something more out of life. He read widely and got a position as a student assistant in a secondary school, eventually winning a scholarship to the College of Science in South Kensington, where he studied biology under the British biologist and educator, Thomas Henry Huxley. After graduating, Wells took several different teaching positions and began writing for magazines. When his stories began to sell, he left teaching to write full time. Wells's first major novel, The Time Machine (1895), launched his career as a writer, and he began to produce a steady stream of science-fiction tales, short stories, realistic novels, and books of sociology, history, science, and biography, producing one or more books a year. Much of Wells's work is forward-looking, peering into the future of prophesy social and scientific developments, sometimes with amazing accuracy. Along with French writer Jules Verne, Wells is credited with popularizing science fiction, and such novels as The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds (1898) are still widely read. Many of Wells's stories are based on his own experiences. The History of Mr. Polly (1910) draws on the life of Wells's father. Kipps (1905) uses Wells's experience as an apprentice, and Love and Mr. Lewisham (1900) draws on Wells's experiences as a school teacher. Wells also wrote stories showing how the world could be a better place. One such story is A Modern Utopia (1905). As a writer, Wells's range was exceptionally wide and his imagination extremely fertile. While time may have caught up with him (many of the things he predicted have already come to pass), he remains an interesting writer because of his ability to tell a lively tale.

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