About this Edition.
This Web edition of The War of the Worlds was prepared in June of 1995 by John Walker. It is based on the Project Gutenberg electronic text (etext) edition, warw11.text which obtained from the mirror archive then maintained by L'Association des bibliophiles Universals.
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The original ASCII etext was produced by Michael Oltz at Cornell University. Having created an etext and Web edition of Jules Verne's De la Terre à la Lune myself, I'm well aware that 99.9% of the effort goes into producing the original ASCII document; from there to the Web isn't much work at all. It's only because Mr. Oltz contributed the many hours it takes to scan and proof read the original text that you can enjoy it here. Thank you!