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WYNDHAM, John.

The Day of the Triffids.

London, Michael Joseph, 1951 Stock Code: 98317
£1,250.00
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First 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).

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Description

Octavo. Original green cloth, silver lettered spine. With the dust jacket.

Condition

Spine of jacket a little creased at head and tail with slight surface loss. A very good copy.

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