Fiction    From 1897 

The War of the Worlds

Categories: Literature

Countries: USA

Novel by H. G. Wells about the invasion of Earth by Mars. One of the first novels in the science-fiction genre. It has been filmed, produced as a musical album by Jeff Wayne, and famously caused near panic in America when Orson Welles adapted it as a radio play.

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The War of the Worlds

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The Woking Martian

Around the sculpture are several pavement slabs representing the bacteria, wh...

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Woking Martian Cylinder

The web address no longer has Wells' material on it, but the Guardian reporte...

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Bram Stoker

Bram Stoker

Novelist and theatre manager.  Born Dublin. Came to London in 1878 with his new wife Florence Balcombe, previously Oscar Wilde's squeeze. Wrote Dracula whilst he was Irving’s acting manager at the ...

Person, Literature, Paranormal, Theatre, Ireland

3 memorials
William Roper

William Roper

Biographer. Date of birth approximate. He married Sir Thomas More’s daughter Margaret in 1521 and wrote More’s biography. He was a member of several parliaments between 1529 and 1558.

Person, Literature, Politics & Administration

2 memorials
Rose Macaulay

Rose Macaulay

Born Rugby. Died at home, 20 Hinde House, Hinde Street. Her novels include The Towers of Trebizond (1956).

Person, Literature

1 memorial
Gyles Brandreth

Gyles Brandreth

Writer, broadcaster and former M.P. Born Gyles Daubeney Brandreth in Germany where his father was serving as a legal officer with the Allied Control Commission. Famous for his over the top knitwear...

Person, Literature, Politics & Administration, TV & Radio, Germany

1 memorial