La guerra de los mundos / The War of the Worlds (Penguin Clasicos) (Spanish Edition)

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La obra de Wells ha influido largamente a la tradición literaria de la ciencia ficción.


La guerra de los mundos narra por primera vez en la historia de la literatura un tema que será recurrente desde entonces y originará todo un subgénero dentro de la ciencia ficción: la invasión de la Tierra por extraterrestres procedentes de Marte. A través de esta fábula en la que ocupan un lugar central las descripciones científicas, las premoniciones sobre el futuro de la tecnología y los entresijos de la política, H. G. Wells nos habla sobre la vanidad y la seguridad ficticia de una humanidad autosatisfecha, y los peligros que acechan su supervivencia.

Su presencia ineludible se descubre así en el imaginario de autores consagrados del género como Félix J. Palma, que firma la introducción que abre la presente edición. Asimismo, recuperamos la clásica traducción que en su día hizo Julio Vacarezza y de la que han disfrutado generaciones enteras.

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The War of the Worlds is a science fiction novel by English author H. G. Wells. It first appeared in serialized form in 1897, published simultaneously in Pearson's Magazine in the UK and Cosmopolitan magazine in the US. The first appearance in book form was published by William Heinemann of London in 1898. It is the first-person narrative of an unnamed protagonist in Surrey and that of his younger brother in London as Earth is invaded by Martians. Written between 1895 and 1897, it is one of the earliest stories that detail a conflict between mankind and an extraterrestrial race. The novel is one of the most commented-on works in the science fiction canon.

The War of the Worlds has two parts, Book One: The Coming of the Martians and Book Two: The Earth under the Martians. The narrator, a philosophically inclined author, struggles to return to his wife while seeing the Martians lay waste to the southern country outside London. Book One also imparts the experience of his brother, also unnamed, who describes events as they deteriorate in the capital, forcing him to escape the Martian onslaught by boarding a paddle steamer near Tillingham, on the Essex coast.

The plot has been related to invasion literature of the time. The novel has been variously interpreted as a commentary on evolutionary theory, British Imperialism, and generally Victorian superstitions, fears and prejudices. At the time of publication it was classified as a scientific romance, like his earlier novel The Time Machine. The War of the Worlds has been both popular (having never gone out of print) and influential, spawning half a dozen feature films, radio dramas, a record album, various comic book adaptations, a television series, and sequels or parallel stories by other authors. It has even influenced the work of scientists, notably Robert Hutchings Goddard.

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Herbert George Wells was born on September 21, 1866, in England. At age 7, he suffered a broken leg. While resting his injury, Wells started reading books. As he grew older, he continued to enjoy reading and school. At 14, young Wells quit school to help his struggling family. Fortunately, he received a scholarship in 1883 and began studying science at a school in London. Soon after, Wells started writing. Some of his works, like The War of the Worlds, combine his love for storytelling and science.

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Book Description Penguin Clasicos, Spain, 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: Spanish . Brand New Book. La obra de Wells ha influido largamente a la tradicion literaria de la ciencia ficcion. La guerra de los mundos narra por primera vez en la historia de la literatura un tema que sera recurrente desde entonces y originara todo un subgenero dentro de la ciencia ficcion: la invasion de la Tierra por extraterrestres procedentes de Marte. A traves de esta fabula en la que ocupan un lugar central las descripciones cientificas, las premoniciones sobre el futuro de la tecnologia y los entresijos de la politica, H. G. Wells nos habla sobre la vanidad y la seguridad ficticia de una humanidad autosatisfecha, y los peligros que acechan su supervivencia. Su presencia ineludible se descubre asi en el imaginario de autores consagrados del genero como Felix J. Palma, que firma la introduccion que abre la presente edicion. Asimismo, recuperamos la clasica traduccion que en su dia hizo Julio Vacarezza y de la que han disfrutado generaciones enteras. ENGLISH DESCRIPTION The War of the Worlds is a science fiction novel by English author H. G. Wells. It first appeared in serialized form in 1897, published simultaneously in Pearson s Magazine in the UK and Cosmopolitan magazine in the US. The first appearance in book form was published by William Heinemann of London in 1898. It is the first-person narrative of an unnamed protagonist in Surrey and that of his younger brother in London as Earth is invaded by Martians. Written between 1895 and 1897, it is one of the earliest stories that detail a conflict between mankind and an extraterrestrial race. The novel is one of the most commented-on works in the science fiction canon. The War of the Worlds has two parts, Book One: The Coming of the Martians and Book Two: The Earth under the Martians. The narrator, a philosophically inclined author, struggles to return to his wife while seeing the Martians lay waste to the southern country outside London. Book One also imparts the experience of his brother, also unnamed, who describes events as they deteriorate in the capital, forcing him to escape the Martian onslaught by boarding a paddle steamer near Tillingham, on the Essex coast. The plot has been related to invasion literature of the time. The novel has been variously interpreted as a commentary on evolutionary theory, British Imperialism, and generally Victorian superstitions, fears and prejudices. At the time of publication it was classified as a scientific romance, like his earlier novel The Time Machine. The War of the Worlds has been both popular (having never gone out of print) and influential, spawning half a dozen feature films, radio dramas, a record album, various comic book adaptations, a television series, and sequels or parallel stories by other authors. It has even influenced the work of scientists, notably Robert Hutchings Goddard. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9788491052371

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