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The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells: Vook Classics [Kindle Edition]

H.G. Wells
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H.G. Wells' 1898 novel, "The War of the Worlds," made people start to look at the sky in a whole new way—from over their shoulders. Written in a journalistic style, blending fantastic events with real-life locations and actual science of its day, Wells' novel chronicles the sudden Martian invasion of our planet Earth. "The War of the Worlds," and its realistic approach, launched a new, chilling genre of fiction and went on to inspire numerous variations and adaptations for radio, television, comics and film.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 926 KB
  • Publisher: Vook (19 Aug 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005I6HZ5E
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #36,892 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Classic Alien Invasion Tale 5 Oct 2011
By M. Dowden HALL OF FAME TOP 50 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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Like most people I have lost count of how many times I have read this story over the years. This Vook edition contains both photos and illustrations, and if you are looking at this book on a colour screen device then you will see that these are in colour, as well as some black and white.

This has to be the most famous novel of alien invasion, with Martians coming to Earth in their tripod killing machines. Our narrator sees what is happening from his home, and then tells us all what he sees happening. At the time this book was considered more than just science fiction, but also a scathing indictment on Imperialism. Of course nowadays with laser guided missiles and what have you this can also be seen as an allegory of modern warfare, with death and destruction raining from the air by a faceless military. Because it can be read on more than one level this story never really ages and is just as enjoyable for a child reading it for the first time, to an adult reading it for the umpteenth time.

If you've never read this before then you have a real treat in store, and if you have read it before you will know how great this is.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent product 10 April 2013
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There's no point in me rating the literature as it stands on its own as one of the greats so this review is for the Kindle product itself.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars 8 July 2014
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Meh - not as good as i hoped it would be
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5.0 out of 5 stars War of the Worlds 21 Feb 2014
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Simply wonderful. The best free book available. Would happily have paid for the book but no need. Recommended to everyone.
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5.0 out of 5 stars 5 5 Aug 2013
By M. Koslap - Published on Amazon.com
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It is a classic!
How can you say anything other than this is what we grew up on on high school.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great classic sci fi 8 Oct 2012
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For the movie generation- there is so much mopre in the original Orwell than the cinema has presented through the years. A must read for detail and story.
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Table of Contents 1. The Eve of the War &quote;
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