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The Reader’s Guide to
John Wyndham's
“The DAY of the TRIFFIDS”

“Triffid” – a word that has entered the English dictionary to define any large, mobile, dangerous plant.

But the novel that introduced the word to the world is more than a simple tale of hostile creatures attacking humanity; it is an exciting story of survival after a cataclysm, of separation and search, of how to rebuild society and what form it should take. This site provides summaries, character definitions, timelines and maps to help you get the most out of the story.