The Day of the Triffids - Penguin Modern Classics (Hardback)
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The Day of the Triffids - Penguin Modern Classics (Hardback)

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A stunning new clothbound edition of one of the most famous science-fiction novels of the twentieth century, designed by the acclaimed Coralie-Bickford Smith. When Bill Masen wakes up blindfolded in hospital there is a bitter irony in his situation. Carefully removing his bandages, he realizes that he is the only person who can see: everyone else, doctors and patients alike, have been blinded by a meteor shower. Now, with civilization in chaos, the triffids - huge, venomous, large-rooted plants able to 'walk', feeding on human flesh - can have their day...

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241284674
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 370 g
Dimensions: 204 x 138 x 26 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"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

"John Wyndham's The Day of the Triffids is 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

"My son's middle name is Wyndham. Does that tell you how much I respect and revere the late John Wyndham? And The Day of the Triffids is the best of them all. He was a wonderful writer who was able to reinvigorate science fiction with spectacle and true thrills, and do so with a writing voice that created both suspense and elegance. A true master."
--ED GORMAN

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“Magic!!!!”

I'd been meaning to read this book for years and finally got around to it. The book was excellent and I would could encourage anyone to read it.

Paperback edition
2nd September 2010
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“There's Something at the Bottom of the Garden...”

'The Day of the Triffids' is a story of human survival in the midst of a terrifying worldwide apocalypse. Bill Mason wakes in a London hospital, his eyes bandaged following eye treatment. Confused and... More

Paperback edition
11th November 2012
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“The Day of the Triffids”

Paperback edition
4th April 2010
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