The War of the Worlds

Author: Professor Peter J. (Kingston University Beck

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First published in 1897, H.G. Wells’s alien invasion narrative The War of the Worlds was a landmark work of science fiction and one that continues to be adapted and referenced in the 21st century. Chronicling the novel’s contexts, its origins and its many multi-media adaptations, this book is a complete biography of the life – and the afterlives – of The War of the Worlds. Exploring the original text’s compelling sense of place and vivid recreation of Wells’s Woking home and the concerns of fin-de-siecle Britain, the book goes on to chart the novel’s immediate international impact. Starting with the initial serialisations in US newspapers, Peter Beck goes on to examine Orson Welles’s legendary 1938 radio adaptation, TV and film adaptations from George Pal to Steven Spielberg, Jeff Wayne’s rock opera and the numerous other works that have taken their inspiration from Wells’s original. Drawing on new archival research, this is a comprehensive account of the continuing impact of The War of the Worlds.show more

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Weight 638 g
Author

Professor Peter J. (Kingston University Beck

Publisher

Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Binding

Paperback / softback

ISBN-10

1474229875

Dimensions

159 x 234 x 25

Language

English

Country of Pub

United Kingdom

Book Condition

New

Notes

26 b/w illustrations

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