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The War of the Wenuses

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Author: C.L. Graves
Co-author: E.V. Lucas
Published: 1898
Language: English
Wordcount: 12,315 / 43 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 75.6
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 740
Added to site: 2006.10.11
mnybks.net#: 14965
Excerpt

urned my back on the centre of attraction. I saw, however, that Pendriver was using his spade to cleave his way to the Wenuses; and Swears was standing on the brink of the pit transfixed with adoration; while a young shopman from Woking, in town for the day, completely lost his head. It came bobbing over the grass to my very feet; but I remembered the experiences of Pollock and the Porroh man and let it go.

The news of our visitors seemed to have spread by some subtle magic, for in every direction I could see nothing but running men, some with women pulling at their sleeves and coat-tails to detain them, advancing by great strides towards us. Even a policeman was among them, rubbing his eyes. My wife broke through the crowd and grasped me firmly by the arm.

"Pozzy," she said, "this is my opportunity and I mean to use it. I was kept doing nothing between pages 68 and 296 of the other book, and this time I mean to work. Look at these fools rushing to their doom. In another moment they will be mash

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****
2013.11.05
Henry L. Ratliff
****.

(1898) Sci-fi (Invasion parody) / Humor


R: * * * *


Plot bullets


  • Loose parody of H. G. Wells, War of the Worlds.

  • Who are the invaders? A race of beautiful women.

  • These invaders seem to have an overpowering and fatal influence on the male population.

  • How is the world save? A woman of course (a jealous wife).



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