The day of the triffids
Publication year: 2014
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: London : Penguin Books, 2014.
ISBN: 9780241970577 (pbk.) : 8.99
Originally published: London: Michael Joseph, 1951.
The narrator of this novel wakes up in hospital to find that, by missing a freak cosmic event which has blinded most of the population, he has survived to witness a new world. The new world that awaits him however is fantastic, horrific and inhabited by carnivorous walking plants! The most famous catastrophe novel of the twentieth century, John Wyndham's The Day of the Triffids, published as a Penguin Essential for the first time.'When a day that you happen to know is Wednesday starts off by sounding like Sunday, there is something seriously wrong somewhere.'When a freak cosmic event renders most of the Earth's population blind, Bill Masen - one of the lucky few to keep his sight - finds himself trapped in a London jammed with sightless mobs who prey on those who can still see. But another menace stalks blind and sighted alike. With nobody to stop them the Triffids - walking carnivorous plants with lethal stingers - rise up as humanity stumbles and falls . . .
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