War of the Worlds
First published in 1898, the novel terrified readers of the Victorian era with its account of an invasion of hostile creatures from Mars who moved across the English landscape in bizarre metal transports, using deadly heat rays to destroy buildings and annihilate all life in their path. Its power to stir the imagination was made abundantly clear when Orson Welles adapted the story for a radio drama on Halloween night in 1938 and created a national panic.
|Lexile ® Measure||1170L|
|Product Type||Paperback Books|
|Primary Contributor||H. G. Wells|
|Age Groups||Ages 13 to 15, Ages 16 to 18|