A CRITICAL EDITION OF THE WAR OF THE WORLDS ... With Introduction and Notes by David Y. Hughes and Harry M. Geduld. Bloomington & Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, . Octavo, pp. [1-12]  2-319 [320: note about the editors] [321-324: blank] [note last two leaves are blanks], cloth. First printing of this text. "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. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#158854).
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