Friday, April 2, 2010

H G Wells unhappy with localization of "The War of the Worlds"

Marooned reproduces a letter he "wrote to the editors of The Critic, a British literary periodical, in January 1898".

'my story The War of the Worlds “as applied to New England, showing how the strange voyagers from Mars visited Boston and vicinity,” is now appearing in the Post. This adaptation is a serious infringement of my copyright and has been made altogether without my participation or consent. I feel bound to protest in the most emphatic way against this manipulation of my work in order to fit it to the requirements of the local geography.'

Related: Stories of H G Wells.


Rich said...

Very cool. Thank you for pointing this out. I also chose to link to it from my blog.

Tinkoo said...

Thank you.