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The Day of the Triffids; Revolt of the Triffids - WYNDHAM, JOHN - 1952. [3201864]
1952. Very Good/Very Good. FIRST APPEARANCE AND FIRST BOOK EDITION of Wyndham's science fiction masterpiece. With scarce review copy slip for the book edition. Housed together in magnificent custom box by noted book artist Sjoerd Hofstra. "John Wyndham's 1952 novel The Day of the Triffids is among the most enduring works of post-World War II British science fiction. In continuous print since its first serialized publication in the U.S. magazine Collier's, it has been translated into at least fifteen languages and adapted for a feature-length film (1962), a graphic novel and newspaper comics serialization (1975, 2004), a stage adaptation (2005), two high-profile BBC Television series (1981, 2009), and three BBC Radio and World Service productions (1957, 1968, 2001). The novel's eponymous man-eating plants are firmly rooted in the popular horticultural imaginary: a 'triffid' is an oversized, possible menacing interloper discovered in one's garden; genetlically-modified crops that threaten to contaminate established varieties are often referred to as 'triffids'… A generation of film enthusiasts that has never encountered the novel or its adaptations knows by heart that Janette Scott once fought a triffid that spits poison and kills…" (Terry Harpold, "The End Begins: John Wyndham's Zombie Cozy"). Time "Top 10 Post-Apocalyptic Books".The Day of the Triffids first appeared as Revolt of the Triffids in a somewhat abridged form in five consecutive issues of Collier's magazine (January - February, 1951), with dramatic color illustrations by Fred Banbery. The first American book edition then followed, preceding the first British edition.[The Day of the Triffids]. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1951. Octavo, original cloth, original dust jacket; with review slip laid-in. Book near-fine; dust jacket with light wear at spine ends and corners.[Revolt of the Triffids]. Five issues of Collier's: January 6, 13, 20, 27, and February 3, 1951. New York: Crowell-Collier Publishing, 1951. Folio, original wrappers. Original address labels on front covers, general light wear. Both housed together in beautiful custom box.
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