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The Battle of Dorking, and When William Came (Oxford Popular Fiction Series) Paperback – July 10, 1997


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  • Series: Oxford Popular Fiction Series
  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (July 10, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0192832859
  • ISBN-13: 978-0192832856
  • Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 5 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.1 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,833,381 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I.F. Clarke retired after a varied university teaching career, he has pioneered the study of future-war fiction with books such as Voices Prophesying War: 1644-1984 (OUP, 2E 1992).
George Tomkyns Chesney (1830-1895) had a distinguished military career, mainly in India, and is remembered to this day in the award of the Sir George Chesney Medal. The Battle of Dorking appeared anonymously in the May number of Blackwood's Magazine, 1871.
H. H. Munro or `Saki' (1870-1916), killed in action in the First World War, had considerable experience as a foreign correspondent for the Morning Post (Balkan War of 1902-3), and was one of the most original satirical writers of his time.

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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Stephen Balbach on January 20, 2008
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The short story "The Battle of Dorking" was the genesis of the 'Invasion Literature' genre. It first appeared in Blackwood's Magazine in 1871. For a lot more historical information about this book and its later influences, see the Wiki pedia article on "Invasion Literature" which is quite good.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By John R. Krawczyk II on December 21, 2000
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It's sad that they are no longer in print. They were in print just a few months ago. Good book, fiction about a war between Germany & England in the 1880's or so. Well done & easy to read but too short! Much better than H.G.Well's stuff in terms of an interesting story.
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