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The Day of the Triffids
By John Wyndham and Edmund Morris (introduced by)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Modern Library
Publication date June 1, 2003
Pages 228
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780812967128
ISBN-10 0812967127
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 0.18 lbs.
Original list price $16.00
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Summary
The classic scifi alien invasion novel tells the suspenseful tale of the Triffid attack on Earth, which wreaks havoc across the planet as a grotesque form of plant life, harmful to humankind, terrorizes human civilization. Reader's Guide included. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: In 1951 John Wyndham published his novel The Day of the Triffids to moderate acclaim. Fifty-two years later, this horrifying story is a science fiction classic, touted by The Times (London) as having “all the reality of a vividly realized nightmare.”

Bill Masen, bandages over his wounded eyes, misses the most spectacular meteorite shower England has ever seen. Removing his bandages the next morning, he finds masses of sightless people wandering the city. He soon meets Josella, another lucky person who has retained her sight, and together they leave the city, aware that the safe, familiar world they knew a mere twenty-four hours before is gone forever.

But to survive in this post-apocalyptic world, one must survive the Triffids, strange plants that years before began appearing all over the world. The Triffids can grow to over seven feet tall, pull their roots from the ground to walk, and kill a man with one quick lash of their poisonous stingers. With society in shambles, they are now poised to prey on humankind. Wyndham chillingly anticipates bio-warfare and mass destruction, fifty years before their realization, in this prescient account of Cold War paranoia.

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With John Wyndham | Reprint edition from Modern Library (June 1, 2003)
9780812967128 | details & prices | 228 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.18 lbs | List price $16.00
About: The classic scifi alien invasion novel tells the suspenseful tale of the Triffid attack on Earth, which wreaks havoc across the planet as a grotesque form of plant life, harmful to humankind, terrorizes human civilization.
Reinforced
With John Wyndham | from Demco Media (October 30, 2004)
9780606297851 | details & prices | 228 pages | 5.00 × 7.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.58 lbs | List price $21.20

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