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The Resource The day of the Triffids, John Wyndham ; with an introduction by Barry Langford

The day of the Triffids, John Wyndham ; with an introduction by Barry Langford

Label
The day of the Triffids
Title
The day of the Triffids
Statement of responsibility
John Wyndham ; with an introduction by Barry Langford
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Member of
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
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
063755
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1903-1969
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wyndham, John
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Penguin twentieth-century classics
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Plant mutation
  • Meteors
Target audience
adult
Label
The day of the Triffids, John Wyndham ; with an introduction by Barry Langford
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: London: Michael Joseph, 1951. Published Penguin books 1954, reprinted with into. 1999
  • When a freak cosmic event renders most of the Earth's population blind, Bill Masen is one of the lucky few to retain his sight. The London he walks is crammed with groups of men and women needing help, some ready to prey on those who can still see. But another menace stalks blind and sighted alike. With nobody to stop their spread the Triffids, mobile plants with lethal stingers and carnivorous appetites, seem set to take control. "The Day of the Triffids" is perhaps the most famous catastrophe novel of the twentieth century and its startling imagery of desolate streets and lurching, lethal plant life retains its power to haunt today
Control code
000021912140
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xvii, 233 p.
Isbn
9780141185415
Isbn Type
(pbk.) :
Label
The day of the Triffids, John Wyndham ; with an introduction by Barry Langford
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: London: Michael Joseph, 1951. Published Penguin books 1954, reprinted with into. 1999
  • When a freak cosmic event renders most of the Earth's population blind, Bill Masen is one of the lucky few to retain his sight. The London he walks is crammed with groups of men and women needing help, some ready to prey on those who can still see. But another menace stalks blind and sighted alike. With nobody to stop their spread the Triffids, mobile plants with lethal stingers and carnivorous appetites, seem set to take control. "The Day of the Triffids" is perhaps the most famous catastrophe novel of the twentieth century and its startling imagery of desolate streets and lurching, lethal plant life retains its power to haunt today
Control code
000021912140
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xvii, 233 p.
Isbn
9780141185415
Isbn Type
(pbk.) :

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