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The Resource The war of the worlds : a critical text of the 1898 London first edition, with an introduction, illustrations, and appendices, H.G. Wells ; edited by Leon Stover

The war of the worlds : a critical text of the 1898 London first edition, with an introduction, illustrations, and appendices, H.G. Wells ; edited by Leon Stover

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The war of the worlds : a critical text of the 1898 London first edition, with an introduction, illustrations, and appendices
Title
The war of the worlds
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a critical text of the 1898 London first edition, with an introduction, illustrations, and appendices
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H.G. Wells ; edited by Leon Stover
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eng
Summary
"H. G. Wells' novel, a "scientific romance," attained perhaps its greatest fame in another form, the infamous realistic 1939 radio broadcast "Invasion from Mars" by the redoubtable Orson Welles. It was also notably made into an early fifties science fiction adventure movie (and there have been other adaptations as well). So indelible is the association that the novel, like the panic inducing broadcast and the Hollywood flick, now is taken as little more than a light fantasy of outerspace terror and human heroism. This is far from the author's original vision. Like the other scientific romances treated in the Annotated H.G. Wells series, The War of the Worlds is a philosophical tale and as such, is profoundly ideological. The world of the Martians represents the progressive future of humanity in a cultural war with our world of tradition and reaction - these are the two worlds in question. The Mars from which the invaders come is united by a planet-wide system of irrigation canals; for Wells this indicates a socialist world-state, as claimed by the American astronomer Percival Lowell. The red planet is red in more than one sense, pointing the direction of terrestrial progress. The Martians in the novel are octopoidal monsters, bodily anticipating the tentacular, all-controlling totalitarian regimes of the twentieth century. To those familiar with Wells' works only through film, this acclaimed series annotated by the world's premier Wellsian scholar, Leon Stover, will be a real eye-opener."--Jacket
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1866-1946
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Wells, H. G.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR5774
LC item number
.W3 2001
Literary form
fiction
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bibliography
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Stover, Leon E
Series statement
The annotated H.G. Wells
Series volume
4
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  • Imaginary wars and battles
  • Space warfare
  • Imaginary wars and battles
  • Space warfare
  • Mars (Planet)
  • Mars (Planet)
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The war of the worlds : a critical text of the 1898 London first edition, with an introduction, illustrations, and appendices, H.G. Wells ; edited by Leon Stover
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-317) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • H.G. Wells
  • "Administrative Areas," (1903)
  • H.G. Wells
  • "The Philosophy of a Bacteriologist," (1903)
  • Excerpt from Philosophical Dialogues, (1883)
  • Ernest Renan
  • Excerpt from Mars, (1896)
  • Percival Lowell
  • The Text
  • The Frontispiece
  • Benevolent Catastrophe
  • Socialist Mars
  • Vampire State
  • The War of the Worlds (1898)
  • (Annotated text of the first London edition)
  • "The Man of the Year Million," (1893)
Control code
45583446
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 321 pages
Isbn
9780786407804
Lccn
00068377
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)45583446
Label
The war of the worlds : a critical text of the 1898 London first edition, with an introduction, illustrations, and appendices, H.G. Wells ; edited by Leon Stover
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-317) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • H.G. Wells
  • "Administrative Areas," (1903)
  • H.G. Wells
  • "The Philosophy of a Bacteriologist," (1903)
  • Excerpt from Philosophical Dialogues, (1883)
  • Ernest Renan
  • Excerpt from Mars, (1896)
  • Percival Lowell
  • The Text
  • The Frontispiece
  • Benevolent Catastrophe
  • Socialist Mars
  • Vampire State
  • The War of the Worlds (1898)
  • (Annotated text of the first London edition)
  • "The Man of the Year Million," (1893)
Control code
45583446
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 321 pages
Isbn
9780786407804
Lccn
00068377
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)45583446

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