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The Resource The war of the worlds : from H. G. Wells to Orson Welles, Jeff Wayne, Steven Spielberg and beyond, Peter J. Beck

The war of the worlds : from H. G. Wells to Orson Welles, Jeff Wayne, Steven Spielberg and beyond, Peter J. Beck

Label
The war of the worlds : from H. G. Wells to Orson Welles, Jeff Wayne, Steven Spielberg and beyond
Title
The war of the worlds
Title remainder
from H. G. Wells to Orson Welles, Jeff Wayne, Steven Spielberg and beyond
Statement of responsibility
Peter J. Beck
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
First published in 1897, H.G. Wells's alien invasion narrative The War of the Worlds was a landmark work of science fiction and one that continues to be adapted and referenced in the 21st century. Chronicling the novel's contexts, its origins and its many multi-media adaptations, this book is a complete biography of the life - and the afterlives - of The War of the Worlds. Exploring the original text's compelling sense of place and vivid recreation of Wells's Woking home and the concerns of fin-de-siecle Britain, the book goes on to chart the novel's immediate international impact. Starting with the initial serialisations in US newspapers, Peter Beck goes on to examine Orson Welles's legendary 1938 radio adaptation, TV and film adaptations from George Pal to Steven Spielberg, Jeff Wayne's rock opera and the numerous other works that have taken their inspiration from Wells's original. Drawing on new archival research, this is a comprehensive account of the continuing impact of The War of the Worlds
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Beck, Peter
Dewey number
823/.912
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
PR5774.W33
LC item number
B43 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wells, H. G.
  • Wells, H. G.
  • Welles, Orson
  • Science fiction, English
  • Imaginary wars and battles in literature
Label
The war of the worlds : from H. G. Wells to Orson Welles, Jeff Wayne, Steven Spielberg and beyond, Peter J. Beck
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
H. G. Wells's The War of the Worlds: an enduring present-day story -- Wells's powerful sense of place -- Wells's strong sense of time: contextualizing The War of the Worlds -- Wells's personal setting -- Struggling for recognition as a new writer -- Wells's 'literary factory' in Woking -- Writing The War of the Worlds -- The War of the Worlds: storyline and methodology -- Leaving Woking for Worcester Park -- The War of the Worlds' multimedia afterlife -- Wells's Martians invade Boston and New York: serializing The War of the Worlds in American newspapers, 1897-8 -- Wells's Martians invade the USA yet again: Orson Welles's 1938 The War of the Worlds broadcast -- 'Those men from Mars' invade the Americas and Europe again and again after 1938: the power of radio drama -- The War of the Worlds reaches cinema and television screens around the world: the hollywood films of 1953 and 2005 -- The War of the Worlds inspires Jeff Wayne's rock opera and reaches the music stage around the world -- The War of the Worlds' literary heritage -- Wells and The War of the Worlds
Control code
ocn958083220
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 383 pages
Isbn
9781474229883
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o958083220
  • (OCoLC)958083220
Label
The war of the worlds : from H. G. Wells to Orson Welles, Jeff Wayne, Steven Spielberg and beyond, Peter J. Beck
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
H. G. Wells's The War of the Worlds: an enduring present-day story -- Wells's powerful sense of place -- Wells's strong sense of time: contextualizing The War of the Worlds -- Wells's personal setting -- Struggling for recognition as a new writer -- Wells's 'literary factory' in Woking -- Writing The War of the Worlds -- The War of the Worlds: storyline and methodology -- Leaving Woking for Worcester Park -- The War of the Worlds' multimedia afterlife -- Wells's Martians invade Boston and New York: serializing The War of the Worlds in American newspapers, 1897-8 -- Wells's Martians invade the USA yet again: Orson Welles's 1938 The War of the Worlds broadcast -- 'Those men from Mars' invade the Americas and Europe again and again after 1938: the power of radio drama -- The War of the Worlds reaches cinema and television screens around the world: the hollywood films of 1953 and 2005 -- The War of the Worlds inspires Jeff Wayne's rock opera and reaches the music stage around the world -- The War of the Worlds' literary heritage -- Wells and The War of the Worlds
Control code
ocn958083220
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 383 pages
Isbn
9781474229883
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o958083220
  • (OCoLC)958083220

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