The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells, 1898

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

About this Edition

This Web edition of The War of the Worlds was prepared in June of 1995 by John Walker. It is based on the Project Gutenberg electronic text (etext) edition, warw11.txt which I obtained from the mirror archive then maintained by L'Association des bibliophiles Universels where you will also find a wide variety of French language public domain texts.

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