Item #31280 THE CHRYSALIDS. John Wyndham, John Beynon Harris.


London: Michael Joseph, [1955]. Octavo, boards. First U.K. edition. Published earlier in the U.S. with textual differences as RE-BIRTH (1955). Post nuclear war novel. "In the aftermath of a great nuclear war, the puritanical survivors attempt to root out all genetic mutations. Certain children, however have telepathic ability-and they represent the true hope for a fearful, hidebound human race. Engagingly written, literate, and a bit tame, the novel has long been a set text in British schools." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 66. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-1298. Berger, Science Fiction and the New Dark Age, pp. 184-5. Brians, Nuclear Holocausts: Atomic War in Fiction, 1895-1984, pp. 347-8. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, pp. 255-6. Survey of Science Fiction Literature IV, pp. 1755-58. King list, p. 391. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket with mild dust soiling to the white rear panel. Scarce in superior condition. (31280). Item #31280

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