The Resource The day of the triffids, John Wyndham, (eBook)

The day of the triffids, John Wyndham, (eBook)

Label
The day of the triffids
Title
The day of the triffids
Statement of responsibility
John Wyndham
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Times wrote of John Wyndham's terrifying post-apocalyptic thriller The Day of the Triffids that it had, "All the reality of a vividly realized nightmare." It may best serve our purposes to tell what triffids actually are. Triffids are odd, interesting little plants that grow in everyone's garden. Triffids are no more than mere curiosities until an event occurs that alters human life: what seems to be a spectacular meteor shower, turns into a bizarre, green inferno that blinds everyone and thus renders humankind helpless. What follows is even stranger: spores from the inferno cause the triffids to suddenly take on a life of their own and they become large, crawling vegetation with the ability to uproot itself and roam about the country attacking humans and inflicting pain and agony. William Masen somehow managed to escape being blinded in the inferno (yet he was still hospitalized, eyes bandaged following surgery), and he is now one of the few surviving human beings who can see and who can avoid being attacked by the triffids and who just might be able to save mankind from the terrible chaos as well as possible extinction. The Day of the Triffids is generally held to be Wyndham's finest novel, and it was his first truly significant work. Wyndham's writing style has aptly been described as "speculative fiction". However, the real power of this book lays not in its pure invention but rather in its matter-of-fact depiction of such bizarre phenomena happening so suddenly in the midst of day-to-day life. The narrative voice of William Masen is calm and reasoned as he describes the ongoing nightmare and the attempt of those who try to prevail as he recalls the struggle from an almost historical perspective. The story is therefore mesmerizing and has never lost its quiet terror
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1903-1969
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Wyndham, John
Dewey number
823/.912
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Plant mutation
  • Meteorites
  • Electronic books
  • England
  • Blind
Target audience
adult
Label
The day of the triffids, John Wyndham, (eBook)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11327307
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780795312113
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
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11327307
Publisher number
MWT11327307
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The day of the triffids, John Wyndham, (eBook)
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11327307
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780795312113
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
11327307
Publisher number
MWT11327307
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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