The Chrysalids

The Chrysalids

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The Chrysalids by John Wyndham. The hero of John Wyndham - David Strorm, inhabits a thriving neighborhood on the outskirts of the unknown. Everyone lives in fear of the "old people" whose power is built miracles, and still believe, that God sent "sorrow" (most likely some form of nuclear war) to punish them for immorality. So they are afraid of mutations, forcing anyone who carries a sign of change. This is the world of David Strorm, the main character in the novel. Even as a child, he often dreamed of a city filled with items considered fantastic in his world, flying machines and carts that move without horses. While David grows, he realizes that he has the ability to communicate telepathically with other children. This ability of David will be considered blasphemy in their community, if someone finds out about it. David does not understand the seriousness of this ability while not find Sophie, a girl who was born with an extra toe on each foot. David befriends Sophie, but keep secret his new acquaintance. When her secret is discovered by another boy in the neighborhood, Sophie and her family were forced to flee. Then David realized that if reveal his secret, there will be serious consequences for him. David things are difficult. His father was strictly religious, when it comes to his own family. It becomes obvious that the village David isolated in their customs and beliefs. He is forced to flee with his friends, to find a new home for themselves si.Temite addressed to Chrysalids include the inevitability of change, human inhumanity to his fellow man, ignorance and fanaticism. Despite being over 50 years of age, the ideas expressed in this science fiction novel are still timely today. This novel is an excellent reader for people who are keen readers of classic science more

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  • Paperback | 102 pages
  • 215.9 x 279.4 x 5.84mm | 317.51g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1508441472
  • 9781508441472