The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells

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The War of the Worlds Read 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


Reviews


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...


Joey Woolfardis rated it ★★★★☆

December 08, 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 ★★★★★

February 04, 2018

“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...


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...


Evgeny rated it ★★★★☆

February 04, 2018

Ladies and gentlemen, I shall read you a wire addressed to Professor Pierson from Dr. Gray of the National History Museum, New York. "9:15 P. M. eastern standard time. Seismograph registered shock of almost earthquake intensity occurring within a radius of twenty miles of Princeton. Please invest...


Carmen rated it ★★★★★

February 02, 2018

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 our own; that as men busied themselves about their various concerns they were scrutinised and studied, perhaps almos...


Jeff rated it ★★★★☆

February 20, 2018

One of my favorite movies growing up was the old War of the Worlds movie – the ‘50’s film, not the itty-bitty Tommy remake. I had to watch it each and every time it played on television. The same running dialogue would go on inside my head: “Cowardly dudes, don’t wave that white flag, they’re Mar...


Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽ rated it ★★★★☆

February 04, 2018

I hadn't read this classic (1898!) science fiction novel since I was probably a teenager, and I didn't particularly care for it much back then, but I let myself get roped into a group read of it, partly because it's so short. And also my literary diet needs more classics. And you know? I'm glad I...


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...


Susan rated it ★★★★☆

September 22, 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...





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