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The Martian Chronicles | Study Guide

Ray Bradbury

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Author

Ray Bradbury

Year Published

1950

Type

Novel

Genre

Dystopian, Fantasy, Science Fiction

Perspective and Narrator

The events of The Martian Chronicles alternate between a third-person omniscient point of view and a third-person limited point of view. The effect is to provide a broad sweeping view of the attempts to colonize Mars while visiting multiple perspectives on these events.

Tense

The Martian Chronicles is written in the past tense.

About the Title

The Martian Chronicles is a collection of short stories recounting the events of, or chronicling, Earth's colonization of Mars. Ray Bradbury may have chosen the term chronicles also because it implies an overarching story that is grand in scope, such as a collected history.

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