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The War of the Worlds - a book by Wells, H. G.

The War of the Worlds

The War of the Worlds( )
Author: Wells, H. G.
Designed by: Moore, Chris
Introduction by: Roberts, Adam
ISBN:978-0-575-11535-4
Publication Date:Nov 2012
Publisher:Orion Publishing Group, Limited
Imprint:Gollancz
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $15.95
Book Description:

The classic SF novel rejoins the Masterwork list in an affordable hardback format, with an exciting new cover design and a new introduction.

Book Details
Pages:208
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Science Fiction / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.07 x 7.956 x 0.819 Inches
Book Weight:0.625 Pounds
Author Biography
Wells, H. G. (Author)
H. G. Wells was born in Bromley, England on September 21, 1866. After a limited education, he was apprenticed to a draper, but soon found he wanted something more out of life. He read widely and got a position as a student assistant in a secondary school, eventually winning a scholarship to the Royal College of Science in South Kensington, where he studied biology. He graduated from London University in 1888 and became a science teacher. He also wrote for magazines. When his stories began to sell, he left teaching to write full time.

He became an author best known for science fiction novels and comic novels. His science fiction novels include The Time Machine, The War of the Worlds, The Wonderful Visit, The Island of Doctor Moreau, The Invisible Man, The First Men in the Moon, and The Food of the Gods. His comic novels include Love and Mr. Lewisham, Kipps: The Story of a Simple Soul, The History of Mr. Polly, and Tono-Bungay. He also wrote several short story collections including The Stolen Bacillus, The Plattner Story, and Tales of Space and Time. He died on August 13, 1946 at the age of 79.

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