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London: William Heinemann, 1898 - Octavo, pp. [i-vii] viii [1] 2-303 [304: blank] + 16-page publisher's catalogue dated "Autumn mdcccxcvii" inserted at rear, original gray cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black, publisher's monogram stamped in black on rear panel, edges untrimmed. First edition. An early copy with earliest form of publisher's catalogue inserted at rear. "The great classic of interplanetary invasion ." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2331. ". a forceful, sophisticated novel that remains original, intense, and provocative today." - Survey of Science Fiction Literature V, pp. 2416-23. ". still the most remarkable fantasy of imaginary warfare that has so far appeared in the history of the genre." - Clarke, Voices Prophesying War: Future Wars 1763-3749, p. 86. THE WAR OF THE WORLDS "set the seal on Wells's success. The novel was immediately taken up in Britain and America, and translated into European languages. It has remained popular ever since, spawning many imitations, fathering all invasion-of-earth stories, yet transcending them in the grandeur of its concept." - Bleiler (ed), Science Fiction Writers, p. 27. Filmed twice, the first memorably by George Pal in 1953 and most recently by Stephen Spielberg in 2005. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-164; (1981) 1- 173; (1987) 1-105; (1995) 1-105; and (2004) II-1234. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 802. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 24. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 228. Locke, Voyages in Space 210. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 75. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 205. Reginald 15108. Currey (2002), pp. 426 (catalogue A). Hammond B5. Wells 14. Wells Society 14. Just the merest hint of tanning to endpapers, a fine copy. A very sharp copy of this classic. (#147572) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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