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The Resource The Day of the Triffids

The Day of the Triffids

Label
The Day of the Triffids
Title
The Day of the Triffids
Statement of responsibility
John Wyndham
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Language
eng
Summary
The classic postapocalyptic thriller with "all the reality of a vividly realized nightmare" (The Times, London). Triffids are odd, interesting little plants that grow in everyone's garden. Triffids are no more than mere curiosities—until an event occurs that alters human life forever. What seems to be a spectacular meteor shower turns into a bizarre, green inferno that blinds everyone and renders humankind helpless. What follows is even stranger: spores from the inferno cause the triffids to suddenly take on a life of their own. They become large, crawling vegetation, with the ability to uproot and roam about the country, attacking humans and inflicting pain and agony. William Masen somehow managed to escape being blinded in the inferno, and now after leaving the hospital, he is one of the few survivors who can see. And he may be the only one who can save his species from chaos and eventual extinction . . . With more than a million copies sold, The Day of the Triffids is a landmark of speculative fiction, and "an outstanding and entertaining novel" (Library Journal). "A thoroughly English apocalypse, it rivals H. G. Wells in conveying how the everyday invaded by the alien would feel. No wonder Stephen King admires Wyndham so much." —Ramsey Campbell, author of The Overnight "One of my all-time favorite novels. It's absolutely convincing, full of little telling details, and that sweet, warm sensation of horror and mystery." —Joe R. Lansdale, author of Edge of Dark Water
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Summary
The triffids are a monstrous species of stinging plant; they walk, they talk, they dominate the world. The narrator of this novel wakes up in hospital to find that, by missing the end of the world as he knew it, he has survived to witness a new one. But the new world that awaits him is fantastic, horrific--and entirely plausible
Theme
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Writing style
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063755
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1903-1969
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Wyndham, John
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
Series statement
Day of the triffids trilogy
Series volume
0001
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  • Fiction
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction
  • Science Fiction & Fantasy
Target audience
adult
Label
The Day of the Triffids
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:7b83135f-7023-4bc5-a276-1f497060dc3b
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780795312113
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Day of the Triffids
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:7b83135f-7023-4bc5-a276-1f497060dc3b
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780795312113
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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