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The War of the Worlds

H. G. Wells
Edited by Darryl Jones

August 2017

ISBN: 9780198702641

224 pages
Paperback
196x129mm

In Stock

Oxford World's Classics

Price: £6.99

In The War of the Worlds H. G. Wells invented the myth of invasion from outer space. Martians land near London, conquering all before them, and ruin the metropolis; the fate of civilization and even of the human race remains in doubt until the very last.

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In The War of the Worlds H. G. Wells invented the myth of invasion from outer space. Martians land near London, conquering all before them, and ruin the metropolis; the fate of civilization and even of the human race remains in doubt until the very last.

  • The War of the Worlds is the most important and influential invasion narrative ever written, as well as being one of the tiny handful of the most important scientific romances ever written
  • Includes a lively and accessible introduction by a leading scholar of late Victorian popular fiction
  • Includes an up-to-date bibliography, chronology, and notes to provide addional contextual interest
  • This edition uses the first-edition English texts
  • Fully annotated, with meticulous attention to the novel's use of geographical locations in and around London

About the Author(s)

H. G. Wells

Edited by Darryl Jones

Darryl Jones has taught at Trinity College Dublin since 1994. Prior to this he taught in the University of Lodz, Poland. He has held Visiting Professorships at Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, Babes Bolyai University, Cluj, Transylvania, and Tongji University, Shanghai. He is the author or editor of nine books, including Horror: A Thematic History in Fiction and Film (Arnold/OUP 2002), It Came From the 1950s!: Popular Culture, Popular Anxieties (with Elizabeth McCarthy and Bernice M. Murphy, Palgrave Macmillan 2011), and for Oxford World's Classics, M. R. James, Collected Ghost Stories (OUP, 2011, 2013) and Arthur Conan Doyle's Gothic Tales (2016).

Table of Contents

    Introduction
    Note on the Text
    Select Bibliography
    A Chronology of H. G. Wells
    THE WAR OF THE WORLDS
    Explanatory Notes

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