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The Day of the Triffids


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  • Paperback
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Penguin UK, 1983. Paperback reprint. VG.. Soft Cover. Very Good.


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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The Day of the Triffids
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Used - Very Good
Penguin UK
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About Kirk Ruebotham Bookseller

Mail order and internet business only. Established 1993. Selling online since 1998. Catalogues issued regularly in specialist subject areas (Horror, Fantasy, SF, Crime fiction, Weird Non-Fiction and True Crime). E-mail if you would like to receive a copy of the latest list.


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Any printing of a book which follows the original edition. By definition, a reprint is not a first edition.

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