The Chrysalids - S.F. Masterworks (Hardback)
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The Chrysalids - S.F. Masterworks (Hardback)

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Hardback 208 Pages
Published: 09/06/2016
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David's father doesn't approve of Angus Morton's unusually large horses, calling them blasphemies against nature. And blasphemies, as everyone knows, should be burned: KEEP PURE THE STOCK OF THE LORD; WATCH THOU FOR THE MUTANT.

Little does he realise that his own son - and his son's cousin Rosalind and their friends - have their own secret aberration which would label them as mutants. And mutants, as everyone knows, should be burned.

But as David and Rosalind grow older it becomes more difficult to conceal their differences from the village elders. Soon they face a choice: wait for eventual discovery - and death - or flee to the terrifying and mutable Badlands . . .

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9781473212688
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 286 g
Dimensions: 204 x 130 x 20 mm


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One of the most thoughtful post-apocalypse novels ever written. Wyndham was a true English visionary, a William Blake with a science doctorateA remarkably tender story of a post-nuclear childhood . . . It has, of course, always seemed a classic to most of its three generations of readers . . . It has become part of a canon of good books - GuardianJohn Wyndham's The Chrysalids anticipates and surpasses many of today's dystopian thrillers . . . The Chrysalids explores intolerance and bigotry with satisfying complexity as it races toward an ending that is truly unpredictable - Seattle TimesIt is quite simply a page-turner, maintaining suspense to the very end and vividly conjuring the circumstances of a crippled and menacing world, and of the fear and sense of betrayal that pervade it. The ending, a salvation of an extremely dubious sort, leaves the reader pondering how truly ephemeral our version of civilization is . . . - Boston Globe

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“The Chrysalids (1955)”

I read John Wyndham's “The Chrysalids” immediately after finishing “The Day of the Triffids” and it immediately struck me that this story could be seen as a continuation of the human race after it has been... More

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“Timeless Coming of Age in a Post-Apocalyptic World”

I am again reminded, since my reading of ‘The Day of the Triffids’ many years ago, how timeless Wyndham’s writing feels. Yes, I know he’s only from the 50s, but his books somehow feel old yet, at the same time, fresh,... More

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