When a freak cosmic event renders most of the Earth's population blind, Bill Masen is one of the lucky few to retain his sight. The London he walks is crammed with groups of men and women needing help, some ready to prey on those who can still see. But another menace stalks blind and sighted alike. With nobody to stop their spread the Triffids, mobile plants with lethal stingers and carnivorous appetites, seem set to take control.
The Day of the Triffids is perhaps the most famous catastrophe novel of the twentieth century and its startling imagery of desolate streets and lurching, lethal plant life retains its power to haunt today.
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John Wyndham Parkes Lucas Benyon Harris was born in 1903. He tried a number of careers including farming, law, commercial art and advertising, and started writing short stories, intended for sale, in 1925. From 1930 to 1939 he wrote short stories of various kinds under different names, while also writing detective novels. During the war he was in the Civil Service and then the Army. In 1946 he went back to writing and decided to try a modified form of science fiction, a form he called 'logical fantasy'. John Wyndham died in March 1969.
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Descrizione libro Penguin, 2009. Paperback. Condizione libro: Brand New. 272 pages. In Stock. Codice libro della libreria zk0141043555
Descrizione libro Penguin UK, 2010. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0141043555