Oxford Literature Companions: The War of the Worlds
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Oxford Literature Companions: The War of the Worlds

By Julia Waines, Peter Buckroyd
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Book Description

Easy to use in the classroom or as a tool for revision, Oxford Literature Companions provide student-friendly analysis of a range of popular GCSE set texts. Each book offers a lively, engaging approach to the text, covering characters, themes, language and contexts, whilst also providing a range of varied and in-depth activities to deepen understanding and encourage close work with the text. Each book also includes a comprehensive Skills and Practice section, which
provides detailed advice on assessment and a bank of exam-style questions and annotated sample student answers. This guide covers The War of the Worlds by HG Wells.

Table of Contents
  • Front Cover
  • Title Page
  • Contents
  • Introduction
  • Plot and Structure
    • Plot
    • Structure
  • Context
    • Biography of H.G. Wells
    • Darwinism
    • Eugenics
    • Historical and social context: Late-Victorian era
      • Industry
      • Science and technology
      • Empire
      • Fin de siècle
    • Literary context
      • Fictional autobiography
      • Scientific romance
      • Horror
      • ‘Road’ novel
  • Characters
    • Main characters
      • The narrator
      • The Martians
      • The curate
      • The artilleryman
    • Minor characters
    • Character map
  • Language
    • Narrative perspective
    • Biblical language
    • Scientific and technical language
    • Colour imagery
    • Nature imagery
    • Symbolism
    • Writing techniques
  • Themes
    • War and military might
    • Imperialism
    • Religion
    • Science and technology
  • Skills and Practice
    • Exam skills
      • Understanding the question
      • Planning your answer
      • Writing your answer
    • Sample questions
    • Sample answers
  • Glossary
  • Back Cover
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