H.G. Wells' War of the Worlds has been adapted, translated, and mutilated many different ways. But few are as iconic as Alvim Corrêa’s illustrations for a French translation of the novel in 1906. This image here is my favorite.
You can view them online at the British Library.
Henrique Alvim Corrêa (1876–1910) was a Brazilian artist working in Belgium at the end of the 19th century, specialising in military and science fiction illustration. His best-known work is this illustrated French translation of H G Wells’s The War of the Worlds, for which only 500 copies were produced.
It’s Martin Luther King’s birthday today, a holiday in the U.S. I’ll working on my own mutilation of Wells' novel. Enjoy your day, wherever you are.
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