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Read online LA GUERRE DES MONDES / THE WAR OF THE WORLDS ( Édition complète Bilingue Français / Anglais) (annotée + annexes autour de l'oeuvre et de l'auteur).pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC LA GUERRE DES MONDES / THE WAR OF THE WORLDS ( Édition complète Bilingue Français / Anglais) (annotée + annexes autour de l'oeuvre et de l'auteur) Classique parmi les classiques b La Guerre des Mondes b peut tre le plus fameux des chefs d uvre de b H G WELLS b est le premier roman de science fiction imaginer une invasion extra terrestre et un combat inter esp ces Roman fondateur de la SF populaire il en est devenu le mod le ultime .

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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p Immensely popular during his lifetime b H G Wells b along with Jules Verne is credited with inventing science fiction This new volume collects Wells best loved and most critically acclaimed works 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 humor the inn landlady the blacksmith the chemist s apprentice the doctor and all the other persons whom the miracle affects p p p, When penniless businessman Mr Bedford retreats to the Kent coast to write a play he meets by chance the brilliant Dr Cavor an absent minded scientist on the brink of developing a material that blocks gravity Cavor soon succeeds in his experiments only to tell a stunned Bedford the invention makes possible one of the oldest dreams of humanity a journey to the moon With Bedford motivated by money and Cavor by the desire for knowledge the two embark on the expedition But neither are prepared for what they find a world of freezing nights boiling days and sinister alien life on which they may be trapped forever br br, 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, H G Wells br br Scientific visionary Social prophet Master storyteller Few novelists have captivated generations of readers like H G Wells In enduring electrifying detail he takes us to dimensions of time and space that have haunted our dreams for centuries and shows us ourselves as we really are br br The time machine br br In the heart of Victorian England an inquisitve gentleman known only as the Time Traveler constructs an elaborate invention that hurtles him hundreds of thousands of years into the future There he finds himself in the violent center of the ultimate conflict between beings of light and creatures of darkness br br The war of the worlds br br Martians invade Great Britain laying waste turn of the century London This tale of conquest by superior beings with superadvanced technology is so nightmarishly real that an adaptation by Orson Welles and the Mercury Theater sent hundreds of impressionable radio listeners into panicked flight forty years after the story s original publication