The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells

The War of the Worlds

H.G. Wells

224 pages first pub 1898 (editions)

fiction classics science fiction adventurous dark tense medium-paced

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Introduction by Arthur C. ClarkeCommentary by Jules Verne and an anonymous reviewer from The Critic"No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greate...

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Moods

adventurous 63%
dark 61%
tense 55%
mysterious 31%
reflective 28%
challenging 14%
emotional 9%
sad 7%
hopeful 6%
informative 4%
inspiring 2%

Pace

medium 41%
slow 36%
fast 21%

Plot- or character-driven?

Plot: 79% | A mix: 15% | Character: 4% | N/A: 1%

Strong character development?

No: 72% | It's complicated: 14% | Yes: 10% | N/A: 2%

Loveable characters?

No: 58% | It's complicated: 20% | Yes: 11% | N/A: 9%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 89% | N/A: 4% | It's complicated: 3% | Yes: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 75% | It's complicated: 11% | Yes: 9% | N/A: 3%

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