The War of the WorldseBook - 2004
�Orson Welles' 1938 radio adaptation of The War of the Worlds has done much to obscure the real brilliance of the original work. Written at a time when "science fiction" did not exist as a genre, The War of the Worlds was a new departure in literature. Deeply committed to social improvement in turn of the century Britain, Wells' used extra-terrestrial invasion to predict the results of a not entirely impossible violent upheaval in contemporary society. His book is social prophecy of the first order and only coincidentally one of the great works of science fiction.
Publisher: Salt Lake City : Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation, 2004
Characteristics: 1 online resource : multiple file formats