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Book 1, Chapter 1: The Eve of the War
The narrator of The War of the Worlds is never identified by name. He refers to a "great light" seen on the planet Mars in 1894, explaining that this was six years before the time when he is writing. Earth's astronomers were perplexed about what to make of it, he says, but later realized that it was the invading forces, being shot toward Earth as if out of a gun.
Book 1, Chapter 2: The Falling Star
People think that the first Martian ship is a falling star, then a meteor. An astronomer hears something within the metal tube that landed.
Book 1, Chapter 3: On Horsell Common
The narrator goes to investigate the crash site, where a crowd of spectators has gathered. Also there are several astronomers gathered.
Book 1, Chapter 4: The Cylinder Opens
The top of the cylinder opens, and the crowd scatters. A Martian, with huge eyes and flailing antennae, jumps out, and another looks out the top. One man who... View more of the The War of the Worlds Summary
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