The War of the Worlds


H. G. Wells


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Table of Contents

Book One
The Coming of the Martians

  1. The Eve of the War
  2. The Falling Star
  3. On Horsell Common
  4. The Cylinder Opens
  5. The Heat-Ray
  6. The Heat-Ray in the Chobham Road
  7. How I Reached Home
  8. Friday Night
  9. The Fighting Begins
  10. In the Storm
  11. At the Window
  12. What I Saw of the Destruction of Weybridge and Shepperton
  13. How I Fell in with the Curate
  14. In London
  15. What Had Happened in Surrey
  16. The Exodus From London
  17. The “Thunder Child”

Book Two
The Earth Under the Martians

  1. Under foot
  2. What We Saw From the Ruined House
  3. The Days of Imprisonment
  4. The Death of the Curate
  5. The Stillness
  6. The Work of Fifteen Days
  7. The Man On Putney Hill
  8. Dead London
  9. Wreckage
  10. The Epilogue

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)

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