The Day of the Triffids

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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!

ISBN: 9780241970577 Author: Wyndham, John Publisher: Penguin Books Publication Date: 14th August 2014 Imprint: Penguin Books Cover: Paperback Dewey: 823.912 (edition:23) Pages: 232 Language: English Edition: Reprint Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subject:

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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