The Internet Book List - Spread the word

Book Information: World Set Free, the

World Set Free, the (1914) [Novel]
by H. G. Wells Rating: No votes (Rate!)
Reviews: None (show them) Review!

Summary (From the publisher):

The Last War erupts in Europe, rapidly escalating from bloody trench warfare and vicious aerial duels into a world-consuming, atomic holocaust. Paris is engulfed by an atomic maelstrom, Berlin is an ever-flaming crater, the cold waters of the North Sea roar past Dutch dikes and sweep across the Low Countries. Moscow, Chicago, Tokyo, London, and hundreds of other cities become radioactive wastelands. Governments topple, age-old cultural legacies are destroyed, and the stage is set for a new social and political order.

The Last War is H. G. Wells's chilling and prophetic tale of a world gone mad with atomic weapons and of the rebirth of human-kind from the rubble. Written long before the atomic age, Wells's novel is a riveting and intelligent history of the future that discusses for the first time the horrors of the atomic bomb, offering a startling vision of humanity purged by a catastrophic atomic war.

Original title: The World Set Free: A Story of Mankind
Alternative titles: The Last War: A World Set Free
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionScience FictionSocial Criticism
FictionScience FictionTechnology

Edition #1: The World Set Free

The World Set Free (1914)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Search at Amazon!

Search at Powells!

Search at AbeBooks!

Manifested in:

The World Set Free (March 2007)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: San Diego, CA
Publisher: Book Tree
ISBN: 9781585092918
Pages: 138
Notes: Introduction by Paul Tice

Add to my library

The Last War: A World Set Free (2001)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Lincoln, NE
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803298200
Pages: 166
Notes: Bison Books series
Introduction by Greg Bear

Add to my library

©Steven Jeffery /, 2017
Terms of Use