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Mille fois repris et d form des em Triffides em de J Wyndham em Independance Day em ou em Mars Attacks em en passant par le canular radio d Orson Welles sans oublier le film ponyme de Steven Spielberg le roman de H G WELLS est une fable beaucoup plus s rieuse qu il n y para t fruit d une r flexion politique et morale .

Premier d crire des extraterrestres l identit propre intelligents et totalement inhumains Wells y soul ve des questions sociologiques et philosophiques em La Guerre des Mondes em confrontant l humanit une race extra terrestre hostile est un r quisitoire contre le colonialisme violent de l poque victorienne mais aussi une anticipation d une fulgurante lucidit des massacres des guerres mondiales venir dont Wells eut la pr monition d s la fin du XIXe Reflet de l angoisse de l poque victorienne et de l imp rialisme il d crit une lutte pour la survie aux chos cosmiques Les martiens importent sur terre leur cosyst me l ensemble du vivant est agress .

L histoire d taille jours au cours desquels des envahisseurs venus de em Mars em attaquent la Terre semant terreur et d solation Contraints de fuir leur propre monde mourant em les Martiens em tentent de faire de la Terre leur nouveau territoire par la force des armes en atterrissant dans une Angleterre victorienne mal pr par e o ils commencent un r gne d vastateur Balayant toute r sistance avec leurs machines de guerre les em tripodes em les Martiens r duisent n ant le monde terrien .

Dans un style vif tr pidant ce r cit spectaculaire est une course fuite pour la survie d hommes devenus de v ritables riens ballot s par la d tresse en perte brutale de rep re et de dignit dans un monde int gralement ravag La fuite affol e des Londoniens devant les envahisseurs rythm e par la panique est d crite avec un r alisme si poignant qu on croirait lire le r cit d un t moin Par contraste avec cet infernal grouillement rien n est plus saisissant que la promenade du h ros travers les rues de Londres d sertes silencieuses et saccag es .

Le r cit intense et oppressant retrace cette errance collective hallucin e Mais Wells choisit avec originalit de d crire le cauchemar du point de vue d un unique h ros narrateur qui seul ou presque face lui m me cherche retrouver sa femme perdue en plein champ de bataille .

La d b cle sera totale du c t de la race humaine Mais dans un d nouement terriblement ing nieux m me ans apr s Wells ridiculise la toute puissance de ces envahisseurs simples em unicellulaires em au pouvoir tellement grand en faisant arriver le salut de l o on ne l attend pas .

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LA GUERRE DES MONDES / THE WAR OF THE WORLDS ( Édition complète Bilingue Français / Anglais) (annotée + annexes autour de l'oeuvre et de l'auteur)
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With H G Wells other novels i The War of the Worlds i was one of the first and greatest works of science fiction ever to be written Even long before man had learned to fly H G Wells wrote this story of the Martian attack on England These unearthly creatures arrive in huge cylinders from which they escape as soon as the metal is cool The first falls near Woking and is regarded as a curiosity rather than a danger until the Martians climb out of it and kill many of the gaping crowd with a Heat Ray These unearthly creatures have heads four feet in diameter and colossal round bodies and by manipulating two terrifying machines the Handling Machine and the Fighting Machine they are as versatile as humans and at the same time insuperable They cause boundless destruction The inhabitants of the Earth are powerless against them and it looks as if the end of the World has come But there is one factor which the Martians in spite of their superior intelligence have not reckoned on It is this which brings about a miraculous conclusion to this famous work of the imagination, Ranked among the classic novels of the English language and the inspiration for several unforgettable movies this early work of H G Wells was greeted in by howls of protest from reviewers who found it horrifying and blasphemous They wanted to know more about the wondrous possibilities of science shown in his first book i The Time Machine i not its potential for misuse and terror In i The Island of Dr Moreau i a shipwrecked gentleman named Edward Prendick stranded on a Pacific island lorded over by the notorious Dr Moreau confronts dark secrets strange creatures and a reason to run for his life br br While this riveting tale was intended to be a commentary on evolution divine creation and the tension between human nature and culture modern readers familiar with genetic engineering will marvel at Wells s prediction of the ethical issues raised by producing smarter human beings or bringing back extinct species These levels of interpretation add a richness to Prendick s adventures on Dr Moreau s island of lost souls without distracting from what is still a rip roaring good read, i The Time Machine and The Invisible Man i by b H G Wells b is part of the i i Barnes amp Noble Classics i i series which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader including new scholarship thoughtful design and pages of carefully crafted extras Here are some of the remarkable features of i Barnes amp Noble Classics i br br New introductions commissioned from today s top writers and scholars br Biographies of the authors br Chronologies of contemporary historical biographical and cultural events br Footnotes and endnotes br Selective discussions of imitations parodies poems books plays paintings operas statuary and films inspired by the work br Comments by other famous authors br Study questions to challenge the reader s viewpoints and expectations br Bibliographies for further reading br Indices amp Glossaries when appropriate br All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications some include illustrations of historical interest i Barnes amp Noble Classics i pulls together a constellation of influences biographical historical and literary to enrich each reader s understanding of these enduring works br br br i i br br i The Time Machine i b H G Wells b s first novel is a tale of Darwinian evolution taken to its extreme Its hero a young scientist travels years into the future and discovers a dying earth populated by two strange humanoid species the brutal Morlocks and the gentle but nearly helpless Eloi br br i The Invisible Man i mixes chilling terror suspense and acute psychological understanding into a tale of an equally adventurous scientist who discovers the formula for invisibility a secret that drives him mad br br Immensely popular during his lifetime H G Wells along with Jules Verne is credited with inventing science fiction This new volume offers two of Wells s best loved and most critically acclaimed scientific romances In each the author grounds his fantastical imagination in scientific fact and conjecture while lacing his narrative with vibrant action not merely to tell a ripping yarn but to offer a biting critique on the world around him The strength of Mr Wells wrote Arnold Bennett lies in the fact that he is not only a scientist but a most talented student of character especially quaint character He will not only ingeniously describe for you a scientific miracle but he will set down that miracle in the midst of a country village sketching with excellent humour the inn landlady the blacksmith the chemist s apprentice the doctor and all the other persons whom the miracle affects br br br b Alfred Mac Adam b teaches literature at Barnard College Columbia University He is a translator and art critic, Contents br Preface by H G Wells br Introduction by H G Wells br The Time Machine novel br The Wonderful Visit novel br The Jilting of Jane short story br The Cone short story br The Flowering of the Strange Orchid short story br Aepyornis Island short story br The Remarkable Case of Davidson s Eyes short story br The Lord of the Dynamos short story br The Moth short story br The Story of the Late Mr Elvesham short story br Under the Knife short story br The Plattner Story short story br The Purple Pileus short story