Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
H.G.Wells: A Brief Chronology
A Note on the Text

The War of the Worlds

Appendix A: H.G. Wells on The War of the Worlds

  1. H.G. Wells, from Strand Magazine (1920)
  2. H.G. Wells, from “Preface to Volume III” (1924)

Appendix B: Wells’s Publications Related to The War of the Worlds

  1. H.G. Wells, from “Zoological Retrogression” (1891)
  2. H.G. Wells, “On Extinction” (1893)
  3. H.G. Wells, from “The Advent of the Flying Man: An Inevitable
    Occurrence” (1893)
  4. H.G. Wells, from “The Man of the Year Million” (1893)
  5. H.G. Wells, from “Another Basis for Life” (1894)
  6. H.G. Wells, “The Extinction of Man: Some Speculative
    Suggestions” (1894)
  7. H.G. Wells, from “The Stolen Bacillus” (1894)
  8. H.G. Wells, “Intelligence on Mars” (1896)
  9. H.G. Wells, “Through a Microscope” (1897)

Appendix C: Extracts from Wells’s Correspondence

Appendix D: Reviews of The War of the Worlds

  1. John St. Loe Strachey, from Spectator (29 January 1898)
  2. Academy (29 January 1898)
  3. R.A. Gregory, from Nature (10 February 1898)
  4. Basil Williams, from Athenaeum (5 February 1898)

Appendix E: Influences on Wells

  1. Winwood Reade, from The Martyrdom of Man (1872, 1875)
  2. T.H. Huxley, from Evolution and Ethics (1893)
  3. H.G.Wells, from “Huxley” (1901)

Appendix F: Invasion Narratives

  1. William Le Queux, from The Great War in England in 1897 (1894)
  2. “Grip” (pseudonym), from How John Bull Lost London (1882)

Appendix G: Mars in 1898

  1. Nature (2 August 1894)
  2. Percival Lowell, from Mars (1895)

Appendix H: Woking and Surrey

  1. A.R. Hope Moncrieff, from Black’s Guide to Surrey (1898)
  2. Eric Parker, from Highways and Byways in Surrey (1908)

Appendix I: The Victorian Military, 1890s

  1. Field Artillery
  2. Gunners of Field Artillery
  3. High-Angle Firing
  4. Machine Gun Detachment
  5. Heliograph Operators
  6. 1st Dragoons
  7. H.M.S.Thunderer
  8. H.M.S. Ramilles

Selected Bibliography

Posted on October 29, 2015