Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
The War of the Worlds Paperback – July 1, 2015
|New from||Used from|
The Amazon Book Review
Author interviews, book reviews, editors picks, and more. Read it now
Frequently bought together
About the Author
Herbert George Wells (21 September 1866 – 13 August 1946)---known as H. G. Wells---was a prolific English writer in many genres, including the novel, history, politics, and social commentary, and textbooks and rules for war games. He is now best remembered for his science fiction novels, and Wells is called a father of science fiction. His most notable science fiction works include The Time Machine (1895), The Island of Doctor Moreau (1896), The Invisible Man (1897), and The War of the Worlds (1898).
Wells's earliest specialized training was in biology, and his thinking on ethical matters took place in a specifically and fundamentally Darwinian context. He was also from an early date an outspoken socialist, often (but not always, as at the beginning of the First World War) sympathising with pacifist views. His later works became increasingly political and didactic, and he wrote little science fiction, while he sometimes indicated on official documents that his profession was that of journalist. Novels like Kipps and The History of Mr Polly, which describe lower-middle class life, led to the suggestion, when they were published, that he was a worthy successor to Charles Dickens, but Wells described a range of social strata and even attempted, in Tono-Bungay (1909), a diagnosis of English society as a whole.
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
The story of the invasion is eerily realistic and describes how an invading race of aliens who cannot tolerate our atmosphere and gravity use advanced technology to crawl out of there craters they have created and take on the military might of England.
I don't want to spoil this very good story but I recommend to you that you read it for yourself and enjoy it. The book is worth reading and it is entertaining. One of the messages I got was that mankind, who thought themselves to be superior to all of the earth's creatures were at the total mercy of the alien invading force. The aliens were indeed brought down to defeat by the lowliest life forms on earth.
A great story, even 115 years later.
As the story opens, a group of educated men are listening to the claim of a young adventurer and inventor that time travel is possible. The young man provides a demonstration, in which a small device disappears. He then show the men a full scale version, in which he claims he will travel through time. When the men reassemble in one week's time, an exhausted and haggard Time Traveler makes a dramatic appearence, with an even more dramatic claim, that he has just returned from the future. His story is exotic and chilling, and scarcely believable...
This graphic novel version captures both the wonder and the horror of H.G. Wells' novel, in a format that easy to read and easy to follow. Highly recommended to readers of all ages.
I was fiddling with the idea of reading ebooks and chose this one as it was free. I had seen a movie "based" on this story as well.
This is an awesome book that could please not just the fan fiction crowd. yes it is a fiction story about someone traveling trough time but there is also a bigger story about human evolution, the impact of the choice we make, our relationship with other creature. Yes I know there are some deeper messages in this book about politics and what not of the time. but I usually read for entertainment and don't go in that kind of deep analysis and this book is very good even then.
I wished it was longer, that I could follow the protagonist in other adventures.
Maybe a The Time Machine 2 would have been nice where he goes backward in time. But that won't happen in this universe.
All in all very good book, and free!