The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells

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Read The War of the Worlds Online Free - Je voyais maintenant que c'étaient les créatures les moins terrestres qu'il soit possible de concevoir. Ils étaient formés d'un grand corps rond, ou plutôt d'une grande tête ronde d'environ quatre pieds de diamètre et pourvue d'une figure. Cette face n'avait pas de narines — à vrai dire les Martiens ne semblent pas avoir été doués d'odorat — mais possédait deux grands yeux sombres, au-dessous desquels se trouvait immédiatement une sorte de bec cartilagineux.

La guerre des mondes est un récit passionnant qui relate l'invasion de la Terre par des Martiens. C'est un témoin extérieur qui nous montre le désarroi et la lutte désespérée des hommes face à un cataclysme directement sorti de l'enfer. Si les Martiens sont d'abord présentés comme des êtres faibles (la gravité terrestre, trois fois plus forte que celle de Mars, les empêche effectivement de se mouvoir rapidement), ils ne vont pas tarder à dévoiler leur puissance, qui n'aura d'égale que leur cruauté.

Chef-d'œuvre de la science-fiction moderne, ce roman est le premier à décrire des extraterrestres à l'identité propre, intelligents et totalement inhumains. La guerre des mondes fait partie de ces textes qui traversent le temps, et il a inspiré à Steven Spielberg son nouveau film à grand spectacle.



Title : The War of the Worlds
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ISBN : 0375759239
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 192 pages


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Joeji rated it ★★★★☆

June 26, 2007

I acknowledge that I am one of the few people who actually enjoyed the recent "War of the Worlds" movie. The reason for this has to do more with the original book than Tom Cruise or Steven Speilburg's tendency to wittle everything, including alien attacks, down to simple family problems. In a lot...


Paul rated it ★★★★☆

January 04, 2017

This was not anything like the Tom Cruise movie so be warned. If you’re expecting an action story about a divorced union container crane operator with a 10 year old daughter you ain’t gonna find it here. They changed like 99% of everything around. As far as I could see there are only two things w...


Jo Woolfardis rated it ★★★★☆

June 14, 2017

Read as part of The Infinite Variety Reading Challenge, based on the BBC's Big Read Poll of 2003. The War of the Worlds goes beyond the of-the-time popular military invasion fiction, which took away the standard protagonist/antagonist arc of single characters and popped whole countries or tribes...


Apatt rated it ★★★★★

May 06, 2017

“No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man's and yet as mortal as his own; that as men busied themselves about their various concerns they were scrutinised and studied, perhaps almo...


Denisse rated it ★★★★★

August 12, 2015

Read for the 2015 Reading Challenge: #41 A book by an author you've never read before stupidly haven't read before I should say And for my 2015 Reading Resolutions: 5 classics (5/5) :’D completed!! Excellent. Not just very interesting for all the technology and science it has, but outstanding i...


Jean rated it ★★★★★

March 24, 2017

Was H.G. Wells schizophrenic? I'm just wondering because his novels fall into 2 distinct groups. There are the gently humorous novels such as "Kipps" or "The History of Mr Polly" - and then there are his SF novels, of which The War of the Worlds is surely the most famous. His prescience is startli...


Susan rated it ★★★★☆

July 03, 2017

You would think that as Man grows in intelligence he would likewise grow in morality. But you would be wrong. Or at least, that is what history teaches us. About a hundred years before Harvard professor Robert Coles wrote his now famous article “The Disparity Between Intellect and Character,” H.G...


Becky rated it ★★★☆☆

October 02, 2008

As I was reading this, two thoughts struck me. The first was that this book was less about Martians than it was about how humanity views itself as the "Kings of the Earth". Mankind has always had this annoying tendency to think that whatever serves us is good and right, despite whatever injury is...


Owlseyes rated it ★★★★☆

March 03, 2017

A few days ago I have read this juicy article on a Portuguese magazine (Visão): 5th September...still missing 3290 days for a visit to Mars. The article speaks about NASA's visit by 2030. Yet, a Dutch company* is preparing to anticipate NASA in a decade. A no-return voyage,vegetarians by force....


Benjamin rated it ★★★★☆

December 15, 2011

I somewhat lazily and arbitrarily clicked this book onto my "science fiction" Goodreads shelf, but it isn't, not really. Sure, the monsters happened to come from Mars, but that isn't essential to the plot. They could just as easily have come from deep under the ground, from the bottom of the ocea...





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