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The War of The Worlds., WELLS, H. G.;

Author Name    WELLS, H. G.;

Title   The War of The Worlds.

Publisher    William Heinemann 1898 (1st. ed. 2nd issue.)

Seller ID   75611

Size 8 x 7 inches. Grey cloth lettered in black on spine and front with monogram to rear. In very good condition. Corners are a little bumped with some rubbing to edges and corners. A couple of small marks to cloth with faint mark to spine but otherwise clean binding with nice strong lettering. The endpaper is split on back hinge and slightly on front. A few minor marks inside, some mild foxing spots, small inscriptions to end boards. Overall a very good copy. 303 pp. Half title with list of "Popular Six Shilling Novels" on verso. 32pp adverts (adverts undated.) The original story of this book was serialised in "Pearson's" from April - December 1897 with illustrations by Warwick Goble, before it was issued in volume form by Heinemann the following year. "According to Wells himself, the idea for this exciting novel came from his brother Frank. The pair were walking through some peaceful Surrey scenery one evening, when Frank remarked: Suppose some being from another planet were to drop out of the sky suddenly and began laying about them here. - The idea appealed to Wells, and the novel was written. Even today it makes terrifying reading, largely because the setting of the novel, Wolin, and its environs, is normally so peaceful, just like the towns in which most of us live. By using such familiar surroundings Wells heightened the horror of his story, and its message, which has never ceased to alarm people. Well's imagination was so meticulous and vivid that in 1938 a radio adaptation of the novel by ORSON WELLES was believed to be a real announcement of Martians landing, and produced a panic-stricken stampede out of New York City - one of the most memorable moments of Radio History" (BMC 1991)

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Price = 725.00 GBP


Minutes of the Examination taken before the Select Committee who were appointed to try and determine the Merits of the Petition of Hans Wintrop Mortimer, Esquire, complaining Of an undue Election and Return for the Borough of Shaston, otherwise Shaftesbury, in the County of Dorset.
Minutes of the Examination taken before the Select Committee who were appointed to try and determine the Merits of the Petition of Hans Wintrop Mortimer, Esquire, complaining Of an undue Election and Return for the Borough of Shaston, otherwise Shaftesbury, in the County of Dorset.

Purbeck Shop. A Stoneworker's Story of Stone. With an Introduction by Professor A. E. Richardson., BENFIELD, ERIC;
Purbeck Shop. A Stoneworker's Story of Stone. With an Introduction by Professor A. E. Richardson.

The Dreadful Dragon of Hay Hill., BEERBOHM, MAX:
The Dreadful Dragon of Hay Hill.

Lucretius on the Nature of Things. Translated from the Latin into English Verse. With Introduction, Appendices and Notes., ALLISON, Sir ROBERT:
Lucretius on the Nature of Things. Translated from the Latin into English Verse. With Introduction, Appendices and Notes.

Restoration Comedy 1660-1720., DOBREE, BONAMY:
Restoration Comedy 1660-1720.

The Misery of Boots. Reprinted with alterations from the Independent Review, December 1905., WELLS, H. G.;
The Misery of Boots. Reprinted with alterations from the Independent Review, December 1905.

Some Account of the Old Hall of Lincoln’s Inn., SIMPSON, Sir JOHN W.:
Some Account of the Old Hall of Lincoln’s Inn.

The First Men in The Moon., WELLS, H. G.;
The First Men in The Moon.

 


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