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  • Published: 29 June 2009
  • ISBN: 9780141045436
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 204
  • RRP: $12.99
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The Chrysalids: Popular Penguins


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As David and Rosalind grow older it becomes more difficult to conceal the differences which would label them as mutants 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 apocalypse story of genetic mutation in a devastated world and explores the lengths the intolerant will go to to keep themselves pure.

  • Pub date: 29 June 2009
  • ISBN: 9780141045436
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 204
  • RRP: $12.99

About the Author

John Wyndham

John Wyndham Parkes Lucas Benyon Harris was born in 1903. He had a variety of careers before becoming an author, but decided to take up writing professionally in 1925. Under several pseudonyms, he wrote numerous short stories for American science fiction magazines. During World War II, he worked in the Ministry of Information before serving in the army, and took part in the Normandy landings. He returned to writing in 1946, using the pen name John Wyndham, and The Day of the Triffids was published in 1951. It was a huge success, and was followed by seven further novels. He died in 1969.

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