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The war of the worlds

 
dc.contributor Triggs, Jeffery North American Reading Project, Oxford University Press
dc.contributor.author Wells, H.G. (Herbert George), 1866-1946
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dc.date.accessioned 2019-07-04T10:31:19Z
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dc.date.created 1898
dc.identifier ota:3055
dc.identifier.citation http://purl.ox.ac.uk/ota/3055
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12024/3055
dc.description.abstract First edition 1898 Text tagged to TEI compatible format from archive download by Jeffrey Triggs for the University of Oxford Text Archive Released from copyright 1992
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dc.publisher University of Oxford
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dc.title The war of the worlds
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The War of the Worlds by H(erbert) G(eorge) Wells But who shall dwell in these worlds if they be inhabited? . . . Are we or they Lords of the World? . . . And how are all things made for man?— KEPLER (quoted in The Anatomy of Melancholy) THE COMING OF THE MARTIANS THE EVE OF THE WAR 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 almost as narrowly as a man with a microscope might scrutinise the transient creatures that swarm and multiply in a drop of water. With infinite complacency men went to and fro over this globe about their little affairs, serene in their assurance of their empire over matter. It is possible that the infusoria under the microscope do the same. No one gave a thought to the older worlds of space as sources of human danger, o . . .
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