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The Penguin English Library Edition of The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells

'Death!' I shouted. 'Death is coming! Death!'
In this pioneering, shocking and nightmarish tale, naïve suburban Londoners investigate a strange cylinder from space, but are instantly incinerated by an all-destroying heat-ray. Soon, gigantic killing machines that chase and feed on human prey are threatening the whole of humanity. A pioneering work of alien invasion fiction, The War of the World's journalistic style contrasts disturbingly with its horrifying visions of the human race under siege.
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  • Paperback

    9780141199047

    May 11, 2012

    Penguin Classics

    200 pages

    RRP $12.99

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  • Audio CD

    9781785293573

    May 18, 2017

    BBC CD

    RRP $32.99

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  • The War Of The Worlds
    H. G. Wells, H. G. Wells

    EBook

    9780141974200

    May 23, 2012

    Penguin eBooks

    208 pages

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