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Titre : THE WAR OF THE WORLDS .
Éditeur : Harper & Brothers Publishers, New York and London
Date d'édition : 1898
Reliure : Hardcover
Edition : 1st Edition
Octavo, pp. [1-12] [1-2] 3-290  [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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