The War of the Worlds Overview (1953-2021)

Introduction The War of the Worlds is a science fiction novel by English author H.G. Wells, first serialised in 1897 by Pearson’s Magazine in the UK and by Cosmopolitan magazine in the US. Background The novel’s first appearance in hardcover was in 1898 from publisher William Heinemann of London. Written between 1895 and 1897, it… Read More

War and Peace Overview (1869-2016)

Introduction War and Peace (pre-reform Russian: Война и миръ; post-reform Russian: Война и мир, romanised: Vojna i mir [vɐjˈna i ˈmʲir]) is a novel by the Russian author Leo Tolstoy, published serially, then in its entirety in 1869. It is regarded as a central work of world literature and one of Tolstoy’s finest literary achievements.… Read More