THE WAR OF THE WORLDS .

Wells, H[erbert] G[eorge]

Edité par William Heinemann, 1898
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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. Endpapers tanned, signature of early owner neatly eradicated from front paste-down, old bookseller's catalogue description affixed to front paste-down, a clean, bright, about near fine copy. A handsome copy of this classic. (#114672). N° de réf. du libraire

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Titre : THE WAR OF THE WORLDS .
Éditeur : William Heinemann
Date d'édition : 1898


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Wells, H[erbert] G[eorge]
Edité par Pendulum Press, West Haven, Connecticut, USA (1974)
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Description du livre Pendulum Press, West Haven, Connecticut, USA, 1974. Paperback. État : Very Good. No Jacket. Eighth Printing. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Very good white color pictorial trade paperback. Light wear. (November 1976), 1974, 8vo, [6], 7-62pp. N° de réf. du libraire 024434

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Wells, H[erbert] G[eorge]
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Description du livre C. Arthur Pearson Ltd., London, 1897. Cloth. Two bound publishers volumes comprising Pearson's Magazine from January to December 1897 which features the magazine appearance of War of the Worlds with the wonderful Warwick Goble illustrations (these volumes are from a larger set as they are numbered Volume III and IV). A solid very good set with some wear to cloth at the extremities. (10981). N° de réf. du libraire 10981

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Description du livre Harper & Brothers Publishers, New York and London, 1898. Octavo, pp. [1-12] [1-2] 3-290 [291] [292: blank] [note: first leaf is a blank], inserted frontispiece with illustration by Cosmo Row and fifteen inserted plates with illustrations by Warwick Goble, original decorated sea green cloth, front panel stamped in light green, black and gold, spine panel stamped in gold. First U.S. (and first illustrated) edition. The Harper edition omits "The Epilogue," printed in the earlier Heinemann edition and there are minor textual differences as well. "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. 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, pp. 526. Hammond B5. Wells 14. Wells Society 14. Edges of text block just a bit tanned, a bright, fine copy. A very attractive copy. (#149941). N° de réf. du libraire 149941

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Description du livre William Heinemann, London, 1898. Octavo, pp. [i-vii] viii [1] 2-303 [304: blank], original gray cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black, publisher's monogram stamped in black on rear panel, edges untrimmed. First edition. This book was issued with and without an inserted publisher's catalogue; this copy has no catalogue. "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. 13 May 1898 gift inscription on front free endpaper. Mild rubbing to cloth, at spine ends, corner tips and along outer joints, mild crease to front free endpaper and preliminary leaves, a very good copy. (#130684). N° de réf. du libraire 130684

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