Wells, H.G. The war of the worlds.WELLS, H.G. The war of the worlds. Read by Sean Barrett, 6 cds. 6.33 hrs. ISIS Audiobooks. 2006. 0-7531-2470-x. $64.95. Vinyl; plot notes. JSA JSA - Japanese Standards Association.
Herbert George Wells (1866-1946) was a writer ahead of his time. The War of the Worlds was inspired by an Italian astronomer who wrote of the "canali" he saw on Mars in 1894. The word was mistranslated as "'canals," suggesting manmade structures on the red planet. Wells combined his pessimism about human nature with uncanny prescience pre·science
Knowledge of actions or events before they occur; foresight.
Formal knowledge of events before they happen [Latin praescire to know beforehand] about future militaristic mil·i·ta·rism
1. Glorification of the ideals of a professional military class.
2. Predominance of the armed forces in the administration or policy of the state.
3. developments such as lasers, robots, and poison gas poison gas, any of various gases sometimes used in warfare or riot control because of their poisonous or corrosive nature. These gases may be roughly grouped according to the portal of entry into the body and their physiological effects. . Many will know the story from films and from the tale of the 1938 Orson Welles radio broadcast that panicked America.
Narrator NARRATOR. A pleader who draws narrs serviens narrator, a sergeant at law. Fleta, 1. 2, c. 37. Obsolete. Barrett gives the novel a full-voiced reading, bringing to life the curate CURATE, eccl. law. One who represents the incumbent of a church, person, or20 vicar, and takes care of the church, and performs divine service in his stead. , the narrator's brother, female characters, and the artilleryman as well as the dying keen of the alien invaders. He captures perfectly the impassive delivery of the narrator of the invasion, a "writer of philosophy" who merely observes. This is a classic dark tale of slaughter, the uselessness of organized religion, the great gift of bacteria, and the thin veneer of civilization. Janet Julian, English Teacher (retired), Grafton, MA
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