The World’s First Illustrations for H.G. Wells’ The War of the Worlds (1897)

H.G. Wells’ 1898 novel The War of the Worlds was first illustrated by London-born Warwick Goble (22 November 1862 – 22 January 1943) for British publisher C. Arthur Pearson’s magazine, Pearson’s.

“I’m doing the dearest little serial for Pearson’s new magazine in which I completely wreck and sack Woking – killing my neighbours in painful and eccentric ways – then proceed via Kingston and Richmond to London, which I sack, selecting South Kensington for feats of peculiar atrocity,” wrote Goble to a friend in 1897.



H.G. Wells’ 1898 novel The War of the Worlds was first illustrated by Warwick Goble


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