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The Day of the Triffids (Penguin Modern Classics)
When Bill Masen wakes up blindfolded in hospital, there is a bitter irony in his situation. Carefully removing his bandages, he realises that he is the only person who can see- everyone else, doctors and patients alike, have been blinded by a meteor shower. Now, with civilization in chaos, the triffids i huge, venomous, large-rooted plants able to 'walk', feeding on human flesh i can have their day. The Day of the Triffids, published in 1951, expresses many of the political concerns of its time- the Cold War, the fear of biological experimentation and the man-made apocalypse. However, with its...
When Bill Masen wakes up blindfolded in hospital, there is a bitter irony in his situation. Carefully removing his bandages, he realises that he is the only person who can see- everyone else, doctors and patients alike, have been blinded by a meteor shower. Now, with civilization in chaos, the triffids i huge, venomous, large-rooted plants able to 'walk', feeding on human flesh i can have their day. The Day of the Triffids, published in 1951, expresses many of the political concerns of its time- the Cold War, the fear of biological experimentation and the man-made apocalypse. However, with its terrifyingly believable insights into the genetic modification of plants, the book is more relevant today than ever before.
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Book Title The Day of the Triffids (Penguin Modern Classics)
Author John Wyndham
Product Code / ISBN SH9780141185415