The Day of the Triffids

The Day of the Triffids

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2021 MARKS THE 70th ANNIVERSARY OF THE DAY OF THE TRIFFIDS, THE MOST FAMOUS CATASTROPHE NOVEL OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY

'When a day that you happen to know is Wednesday starts off by sounding like Sunday, there is something seriously wrong somewhere.'

When a freak cosmic event renders most of the Earth's population blind, Bill Masen - one of the lucky few to keep his sight - finds himself trapped in a London jammed with sightless mobs who prey on those who can still see. But another menace stalks blind and sighted alike. With nobody to stop them the Triffids - walking carnivorous plants with lethal stingers - rise up as humanity stumbles and falls . . .

With its startling imagery of desolate streets and lurching, The Day of the Triffid's lethal plant life retains its power to haunt today.

'One of those books that haunts you for the rest of your life' Sunday Times

'Has captivated readers for over half a century' Guardian
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Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 133 x 199 x 17mm | 196g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0141033002
  • 9780141033006
  • 8,651

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One of those books that haunts you for the rest of your life * Sunday Times * Has captivated readers for over half a century * Guardian *
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About John Wyndham

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, and was followed by many other famous works of science fiction, including The Kraken Wakes, The Chrysalids and The Midwich Cuckoos. Wyndham died in 1969.
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