“Suddenly, like a thing falling upon me from without, came fear.”
First serialized by Pearson’s Magazine in 1897, The War of the Worlds is an enduring science-fiction classic by H.G. Wells. It is a first-person account, relayed by an unnamed South England protagonist.
The novel opens by narrating, how, as humans on Earth busy themselves in their work in the mid-1890s, Southern England is struck by an alien invasion. What at first, seems like harmless falling stars turn out to be dangerous Martian ships threatening to kill every living thing in their way.
Playing expertly on worldwide fears, The War of the Worlds grips readers with its conviction that invasion can happen anytime, anywhere—even in our own backyard.
|No. of Pages||176|
|Author||H. G. Wells|