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Format

Paperback (b Format)

Author

John Wyndham

Publisher

Penguin Books Ltd

Publication date

22nd February 2001

ISBN

9780141185415

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The Day Of The Triffids

John Wyndham


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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, he has survived to witness a new world. But the new world that awaits him is fantastic and horrific.

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The Day Of The Triffids by John Wyndham

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, he has survived to witness a new world. But the new world that awaits him is fantastic and horrific.


About The Author

John Wyndham was the son of a barrister. After trying a number of careers, including farming, law, commercial art and advertising, he started writing short stories in 1925. After serving in the civil Service and the Army during the war, he went back to writing. Adopting the name John Wyndham, he started writing a form of science fiction that he called 'logical fantasy’. As well as The Day of the Triffids, he wrote The Kraken Wakes, The Chrysalids, The Midwich Cuckoos (filmed as Village of the Damned) and The Seeds of Time.
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