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The War of the Worlds

The War of the Worlds

by H. G. Wells

Thirty-five million miles into space, a species of Martians sets eyes on planet Earth. With their own planet doomed for destruction, the Martians prepare to invade. Their weapons are ready and their aim is ruthless. The war of the worlds is about to begin.

An English astronomer — in company with an artilleryman, a country curate, and others — struggles to survive the invasion of Earth by Martians in 1894.

Originally published: 1898.; Includes a study guide.; As life on Mars becomes impossible, Martians and their terrifying machines invade the earth.

11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
Interest Level
Grades 6 - 12
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading
Scholastic Inc.
Number of Pages
Adventure, Classics, Science Fiction

About the Author

H. G. Wells The English writer Herbert George Wells was a well-known novelist and social theorist. In The War of the Worlds (1898) and other works of science fiction, he predicted space exploration, atomic power, and other technological developments.

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