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The Day of the Triffids (Doubleday BCE W/Original Dust Jacket) by  John wyndham - Hardcover - Book Club Edition - 1951 - from Mary Riversong (SKU: WyndhamTriffids)

The Day of the Triffids (Doubleday BCE W/Original Dust Jacket)

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The Day of the Triffids (Doubleday BCE W/Original Dust Jacket)

by wyndham, John

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  • very good
  • hardcover
Condition
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Used. DOUBLEDAY & COMPANY, 1951. BOOK CLUB EDITION. VERY GOOD- CONDITION/ VERY GOOD DUST JACKET. One of the creepiest stories you will ever read. SCARCE.

Synopsis

The Day of the Triffids is a post-apocalyptic novel written in 1951 by the English science fiction author John Wyndham. Although Wyndham had already published other novels, this was the first published under the John Wyndham pen-name. It established him as an important writer, and remains his best known novel. When Bill Masen wakes up blindfolded in hospital there is a bitter irony in his situation. Carefully removing his bandages, he realizes that he is the only person who can see: everyone else, doctors and patients alike, have been blinded by a meteor shower. Now, with civilization in chaos, the triffids - huge, venomous, large-rooted plants able to 'walk', feeding on human flesh - can have their day. The Day of the Triffids , published in 1951, expresses many of the political concerns of its time: the Cold War, the fear of biological experimentation and the man-made apocalypse. However, with its terrifyingly believable insights into the genetic modification of plants, the book is more relevant today than ever before.

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Bookseller
Mary Riversong US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
WyndhamTriffids
Title
The Day of the Triffids (Doubleday BCE W/Original Dust Jacket)
Author
wyndham, John
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket condition
Very Good
Quantity available
1
Edition
Book Club Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Doubleday & Company, Inc.
Place of Publication
Garden City, New York
Date published
1951
Keywords
Science Fiction, Sci-Fi, Terror, Suspense, John Wyndham, Blindness, Invasion, Invaders, Noir
Bookseller catalogs
For Sale; Books Into Film; Anglophilia; Science Fiction;
Size
5 7/8 X 8 1/2

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Mary Riversong

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Mary Riversong

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About Mary Riversong

Riversong Books. Online sales. Vintage First Editions. Most of our items are in used, Good or better condition. We have titles from 1860 through around the 70's. We do not list a book unless it is a hard-to-find title, so have fun viewing our items! All exlibs or condition issues are clearly disclosed in our listings. Please read listings carefully prior to purchase. 30 day return guarantee, with full refund including original shipping costs for up to 30 days after delivery if an item arrives mis-described or damaged.

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