Improve your understanding of John Wyndham's most popular novels with Coles Notes. The Chrysalids follows a group of telepathic youths struggling to understand themselves in a post-apocalyptic world that exterminates all deviance from religiously-prescribed norms. The Day of the Triffids is the chilling story of civilization collapsing when millions are blinded by a hail of comets and then assaulted by mutant plants. Coles Notes: The Chrysalids, The Day of the Triffids offers chapter-by-chapter plot summaries, character sketches and commentary on the themes and imagery developed in the works. This guide also provides selected criticisms, review questions and a brief biography of Wyndham. Coles Notes cover a wide range of literary works, offering concise and engaging interpretations and evaluations. Written by experts in their fields, they have been assisting students since 1948.