The War of the Worlds

Author: H. G. Wells
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780191007163
Release Date: 2017-08-03
Genre: Fiction

'Cities, nations, civilization, progress-it's all over. That game's up. We're beat.' One of the most important and influential invasion narratives ever written, The War of the Worlds (1897) describes the coming of the Martians, who land in Woking, and make their way remorselessly towards the capital, wreaking chaos, death, and destruction. The novel is closely associated with anxiety about a possible invasion of Great Britain at the turn of the century, and concerns about imperial expansion and its impact, and it drew on the latest astronomical knowledge to imagine a desert planet, Mars, turning to Earth for its future. The Martians are also evolutionarily superior to mankind.

Die allertraurigste Geschichte

Author: Ford Madox Ford
Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG
ISBN: 9783257609110
Release Date: 2018-10-24
Genre: Fiction

Am Vorabend des Ersten Weltkriegs verbringen die Ehepaare Ashburnham und Dowell alljährlich glückliche Tage in Bad Nauheim. Erst nach dem Tod seiner Frau entdeckt John Dowell, dass der Schein in all den Jahren getrogen hat, und er beginnt, den wahren Charakter seiner Freunde und seiner Frau zu erkennen. Ein bewegender Roman, der den Leser mit jedem seiner betörenden Sätze tiefer in das Labyrinth der menschlichen Seele lockt.

The Invisible Man

Author: H. G. Wells
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780191007217
Release Date: 2016-12-22
Genre: Fiction

'The man's become inhuman ... He has cut himself off from his kind. His blood be upon his own head.' One night in the depths of winter, a bizarre and sinister stranger wrapped in bandages and eccentric clothing arrives in a remote English village. His peculiar, secretive activities in the room he rents spook the locals. Speculation about his identity becomes horror and disbelief when the villagers discover that, beneath his disguise, he is invisible. Griffin, as the man is called, is an embittered scientist who is determined to exploit his extraordinary gifts, developed in the course of brutal self-experimentation, in order to conduct a Reign of Terror on the sleepy inhabitants of England. As the police close in on him, he becomes ever more desperate and violent. In this pioneering novella, subtitled 'A Grotesque Romance', Wells combines comedy, both farcical and satirical, and tragedy - to superbly unsettling effect. Since its publication in 1897, The Invisible Man has haunted not only popular culture (in particular cinema) but also the greatest and most experimental novels of the twentieth century.

The Time Machine

Author: H. G. Wells
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198707516
Release Date: 2017-01-12
Genre:

At a Victorian dinner party in Richmond, London, the Time Traveler returns to tell his extraordinary tale of mankind's future in the year 802,701 AD. It is a dystopian vision of Darwinian evolution, with humans split into an above-ground species of Eloi, and their troglodyte brothers. The first book H. G. Wells published, The Time Machine is a scientific romance that helped invent the genre of science fiction and the time travel story. Even before its serialization had finished in the spring of 1895, Wells had been declared "a man of genius," and the book heralded a fifty year career of a major cultural and political controversialist. It is a sardonic rejection of Victorian ideals of progress and improvement and a detailed satirical commentary on the Decadent culture of the 1890's. This edition features a contextual introduction, detailed explanatory notes, and two essays Wells wrote just prior to the publication of his first book.

Der Krieg der Welten

Author: Herbert George (H. G.) Wells
Publisher: EClassica
ISBN: 9783961640294
Release Date: 2017-01-16
Genre: Fiction

Weil die Ressourcen ihres eigenen Planeten, dem Mars, aufgebraucht sind, überfällt eine überlegene Zivilisation wie aus dem Nichts die Erde, um diese neue wasser- und rohstoffreiche Quelle auszubeuten. Die lästigen Menschen werden von den emotionslosen Marsianern gnadenlos gejagt und sollen mit Hilfe riesiger dreibeiniger Killer-Roboter und Giftgas ausgerottet werden. Das Militär ist den technisch weit fortgeschrittenen Angreifern hoffnungslos unterlegen, und die Menschheit blickt einem elenden Ende entgegen ... Rettung scheint nicht mehr denkbar zu sein ... Dieser im Jahr 1898 erschienene unerreichte Klassiker der Science-Fiction-Literatur löste, als von Orson Welles im Jahr 1938 neu inszeniertes Radio-Hörspiel, bei vielen Zuhörern, die es als Live-Reportage missverstanden, an der Ostküste der USA Panik aus.

Ilias

Author: Homer
Publisher:
ISBN: MINN:31951002073062I
Release Date: 1858
Genre:


The Gallic War

Author: Julius Caesar
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780191605666
Release Date: 1998-11-26
Genre: History

The Gallic War, published on the eve of the civil war which led to the end of the Roman Republic, is an autobiographical account written by one of the most famous figures of European history. On one level a straightforward narrative of the campaigns Caesar fought against the Gauls, Germans and Britons, it also serves a deeper political purpose, revealing him as a commander of breathtaking flair, courage and persistence - a man of the people, a man without rival. This new translation reflects the purity of Caesar's Latin while preserving the pace and flow of his momentous narrative of the conquest of Gaul and the first Roman invasions of Britain and Germany. The introduction includes a survey of Caesar's role and reputation in later thought, while detailed notes, maps, a table of dates, and glossary make this the most useful edition available. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Anatomie eines Soldaten

Author: Harry Parker
Publisher: Benevento
ISBN: 9783710950100
Release Date: 2016-11-09
Genre: Fiction

45 Gegenstände, 1 unvergessliche Geschichte Captain Tom Barnes leitet einen Einsatz der britischen Armee, als er auf eine Landmine tritt. Zwei einheimische Jungen werden in den Konflikt hineingezogen, kaum ahnend, was dort geschieht. Auf allen Seiten verändert Gewalt das Leben von Grund auf. In diesem ungewöhnlichen Roman erzählen die Gegenstände des Krieges: Turnschuhe, Soldatenstiefel, Helm, ein paar Dollar, eine Drohne, ein Fahrrad, ein militärischer Orden, ein Glas Bier, eine Schneeflocke, medizinisches Gerät und eine Landmine. Anatomie eines Soldaten ist bewegend, aufwühlend und visionär: über den Krieg, tiefe Wunden und das Überleben. "Eine Tour de Force. In seinem brillanten und verführerischen Roman entblößt Harry Parker die geheimen Kräfte des Krieges. Diese Seiten sind gefährlich, aber sie enthalten Mitgefühl und Trauer. Man kann sich nur wundern, dass Menschen sich das gegenseitig antun. Der Krieg wird hier durch die Lupe betrachtet, aber ist doch völlig real." Nadeem Aslam

On War

Author: Carl von Clausewitz
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780192807168
Release Date: 2007
Genre: History

Intended for military strategists, politicians, and others. This abridged edition deals with the subject of war, and selects the central books in which the author's views on the nature and theory of war are developed.

Vom Kriege

Author: C. von Clausewitz
Publisher: Рипол Классик
ISBN: 9785874182595
Release Date: 1893
Genre: History


The time machine The war of the worlds

Author: Herbert George Wells
Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr
ISBN: STANFORD:36105003934879
Release Date: 1977
Genre: Fiction

The classic science-fiction novels are presented with contemporary critical essays and more recent biographical contributions