The Day of The Triffids. London; Michael Joseph, 1951. First Edition. Pp, 301. Handsomely bound in half leather and marbled boards, with title in gilt to spine. Ideal gift item.
Published to moderate acclaim in 1951, this horrifying story is a science fiction classic, described by The Times (London) as having 'all the reality of a vividly realized nightmare.' "A thoroughly English apocalypse, it rivals H. G. Wells in conveying how the everyday invaded by the alien would feel. No wonder Stephen King admires Wyndham so much." Ramsey Campbell