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The War of the Worlds

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Genre: fantasy
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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 disturbingly realistic both because of its setting Wells bicycled the route the Martians take on landing and because of its characters: the superstitious curate, boastful artilleryman, and enterprising medical student are believable if not sympathetic figures, as well as signifying types of fin-de-siecle change and vision. The novel exemplifies most dramatically the scientific scepticism and vivid narrative imagination which make Wells the pre-eminent founder of modern science fiction.
Year: 1898 г.
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  1. The War of the Worlds H. G. Wells
  2. Book One The Coming of the Martians
  3. Chapter 1 The Eve of the War
  4. Chapter 2 The Falling Star
  5. Chapter 3 On Horsell Common
  6. Chapter 4 The Cylinder Opens
  7. Chapter 5 The Heat-Ray
  8. Chapter 6 The Heat-Ray in the Chobham Road
  9. Chapter 7 How I Reached Home
  10. Chapter 8 Friday Night
  11. Chapter 9 The Fighting Begins
  12. Chapter 10 In the Storm
  13. Chapter 11 At the Window
  14. Chapter 12 What I Saw of the Destruction of Weybridge and Shepperton
  15. Chapter 13 How I fell in with the Curate
  16. Chapter 14 In London
  17. Chapter 15 What had Happened in Surrey
  18. Chapter 16 The Exodus from London
  19. Chapter 17 The  «Thunder Child»
  20. Book Two The Earth under the Martians
  21. Chapter 1 Under Foot
  22. Chapter 2 What We Saw from the Ruined House
  23. Chapter 3 The Days of Imprisonment
  24. Chapter 4 The Death of the Curate
  25. Chapter 5 The Stillness
  26. Chapter 6 The Work of Fifteen Days
  27. Chapter 7 The Man on Putney Hill
  28. Chapter 8 Dead London
  29. Chapter 9 Wreckage
  30. Chapter 10 The Epilogue


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