Modern Classics Day Of The Triffids

byJohn WyndhamForeword byBarry Langford

Paperback | March 6, 2001

Modern Classics Day Of The Triffids by John Wyndham
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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.

John Wyndham was born in 1903. After a wide experience of the English preparatory school he was at Bedales from 1918 to 1921. Careers which he tried included farming, law, commercial art, and advertising, and he first started writing short stories, intended for sale, in 1925. During the war he was in the Civil Service and afterwards in the Army. In 1946 he began writing his major science fiction novels including "The Kraken Wakes", "The Chrysalids" and "The Midwich Cuckoos".

John Wyndham was born in 1903 in the Midlands. After leaving school, he tried his hand at several careers, including farming, law and advertising, before starting to write stories in 1925. During the war he worked as a censor in the Ministry of Information and afterwards served in the Army. The Day of The Triffids was published in 1951...
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Title:Modern Classics Day Of The TriffidsFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:256 pages, 7.75 X 5.1 X 0.6 inShipping dimensions:256 pages, 7.75 X 5.1 X 0.6 inPublished:March 6, 2001Publisher:Penguin UkLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0141185414

ISBN - 13:9780141185415

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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