Vintage Classics: The War of the Worlds
‘The classic tale of alien invasion, and still the best’
No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by an intelligence greater than man’s; that as men busied themselves about their various concerns they were scrutinized and studied. Yet across the gulf of space, intellects vast and cool and unsympathetic regarded this earth with envious eyes, and slowly and surely drew their plans against us.
Then, late one night, in the middle of the English countryside, they landed.