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John Wyndham's classic science fiction novel, published as an Essential for the first time.

David Strorm's father doesn't approve of Angus Morton's unusually large horses, calling them blasphemies against nature. Little does he realize that his own son, his niece Rosalind and their friends, have their own secret aberration which would label them as mutants. But as David and Rosalind grow older it becomes more difficult to conceal their differences from the village elders. Soon they face a choice: wait for eventual discovery or flee to the terrifying and mutable Badlands ...

The Chrysalids is a post-nuclear story of genetic mutation in a devastated world, which tells of the lengths the intolerant will go to to keep themselves pure.

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  • Paperback

    9780241983928

    June 18, 2018

    Penguin General UK

    208 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • Paperback

    9780141032979

    August 18, 2008

    Penguin General UK

    208 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • Paperback

    9780141181479

    September 22, 2000

    Peng. Mod. Classics

    208 pages

    RRP $19.99

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