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    DescriptionWhen 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".


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    Title
    The Day of the Triffids
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Wyndham, Introduction by Barry Langford
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 100 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780141185415
    ISBN 10: 0141185414
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: SCI
    DC21: 823.912
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.2
    DC22: FIC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21300
    Libri: ENGM1040
    Ingram Subject Code: FS
    BIC subject category V2: FLC
    Libri: ENGL3040
    BISAC V2.8: FIC028000
    Thema V1.0: FLC
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    PENGUIN CLASSICS
    Publication date
    22 February 2001
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    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".
    Review text
    After reading this little horror you will toss your innocent geranium out the window. The triffids are gigantic plants, mysteriously arrived on earth, which take up their roots and walk, searching for men to kill. A terrible celestial incident, which permanently blinds the majority of people on earth, helps the belligerent blossoms in their work. William Mason, escaping blindness, teams up with a beautiful (sighted) girl and after mishaps and separations in a decaying and de-populated world starts a colony with other pioneers as the triffids lean wistfully against the fences. Fast, readable and triffid-ly chilling. (Kirkus Reviews)