The Day of the Triffids.London, Michael Joseph, 1951 Stock Code: 87104
NotesFirst edition, first impression, of Wyndham's science fiction classic. "His story of the perambulating vegetable menace which takes over a Britain stricken with blindness was an immediate success. The inferior MGM film version (1963) starred Howard Keel, and a BBC television adaptation appeared in 1981. The novel sold as well and steadily as a Penguin book as did any title by Agatha Christie... As this critic has remarked elsewhere, Wyndham was the master of the 'cosy catastrophe' (Aldiss, 293). Although that vogue has passed, Wyndham's importance in the rebirth of British science fiction after the Second World War was second to none. His very English style ('the Trollope of science fiction', according to one reviewer), coupled with the Wellsian gift for exploring emotive ideas, brought him international success and encouraged others to strike out in the same way" (Brian Aldiss in ODNB).
Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine in silver. With the dust jacket.
Just a little rubbed and faded at the tips. An excellent copy in the slightly rubbed and toned jacket with some nicks and small chips at the corners and ends of spine repaired with tape on the verso.
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