This is the world of David Strorm, the main character in the novel.
Plot summary[ edit ] The inhabitants of post-apocalypse Labrador have vague knowledge of the "Old People", a technologically advanced civilisation they believe was destroyed when God sent " Tribulation " to the world to punish their forebears' sins.
The inhabitants practise a form of fundamentalist Christianity; they believe that to follow God's word and prevent another Tribulation, they must preserve absolute normality among the surviving humans, plants and animals, and therefore practice eugenics. Humans with even minor mutations are considered blasphemies and either killed or sterilised and banished to the Fringes, a lawless and untamed area rife with animal and plant mutations.
Arguments occur over the keeping of a tailless cat or the possession of oversized horses. These are deemed by the government to be legitimate breeds, either preexisting or achieved through conventional breeding.
The government's position is considered both cynical and heretical by many of the orthodox frontier community. The inland rural settlement of Waknuk is a frontier farming community, populated with hardy and pious individuals.
David Strorm, the son of Waknuk's most religious man, has dreams of large cities and horseless carts. He makes friends with Sophie, a girl who secretly has six toes on each foot. Later, Sophie's family attempts to escape from the reprisals ceremonies where blasphemies are sterilized because she was discovered by a local boy.
David and other children in Waknuk hide their mutation: David's Uncle Axel, who knew about the group from talking to David about his telepathy when he was young, protects them from persecution. Axel kills the husband of one of the group the boy who told the Inspectors about Sophie because he was going to blackmail the telepaths to the Inspectors.
Some of the group almost get exposed when David's younger sister Petra cries out to the other telepaths mentally for help when a large catlike creature attacks her horse while she was riding into the forest. Later, two telepaths, Katherine and Sally, are captured and tortured for information, while David, his cousin Rosalind, and Petra go to the Fringes.
A telepath named Michael stays behind to throw off the people who are tracking the telepaths.
A group of men from several districts chase them. The group includes Michael, who is trying to lead them off the trail. Later, with Petra's strong telepathic abilities, they contact a society with telepaths in a different country, called "Sealand" New Zealand. With Sophie's help, who is living in the Fringes, David, Rosalind and Petra escape the group hunting them and are rescued by a Sealand expedition.
Unfortunately, they do not have enough fuel to take the craft back to Waknuk to pick up Rachel so they continue to Sealand.
Michael stays in Waknuk to save Rachel from the Inspectors. Tribulation[ edit ] Though the nature of "Tribulation" is not explicitly stated, it is implied that it was a nuclear holocaustboth by the mutations and by the stories of sailors who report blackened, glassy wastes to the south-west where the remains of faintly glowing cities can be seen presumably the east coast of the US.
Sailors venturing too close to these ruins experience symptoms consistent with radiation sickness. A woman from Sealand, a character with evident knowledge of the Old People's technology, mentions "the power of gods in the hands of children".Download John Wyndham's The Chrysalids for your kindle, tablet, IPAD, PC or mobile.
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Even though it was considered a YA book, the writing is good and the characters are well developed. Show more Show less. by JM on February 09, 0 person found this review helpful Report a review. At.
About the book: A powerful post-apocalyptic allegory of persecution and intolerance, the Penguin Modern Classics edition of John Wyndham's science fiction masterpiece The Day of the Triffids contains an introduction by M. John Harrison. “The Chrysalids” is a science fiction novel written by John Wyndham and published in The book was given mixed reviews with some lauding it for its originality and other’s finding it too hard to believe. In , the novel was adapted into a radio serial for the BBC. The Chrysalids John Wyndham Review Set millennia after a nuclear holocaust, The Chrysalids by John Wyndham is a fascinating novel about a highly religious communities’ attempt to prevent mutation and evolution from occurring while struggling against a type of mutation they cannot detect.
Oct 15, · Best Answer: The Chrysalids The Chrysalids Summary John Wyndham Imagine living in a world where an extra toe on a newborn will automatically result in the death of the baby, aStatus: Resolved.
The disturbing post-apocalyptic novel The Chrysalids by John Wyndham, author of The Day of the Triffids and The Kraken Wakes and dramatised on BBC Radio 4. David Strorm's father doesn't approve of Angus Morton's unusually large horses, calling them blasphemies against nature.5/5(1).
Aug 19, · Best Answer: one of my favourite books - read it when i was in school 50 years ago and have since read it many times - last time was 6 months ago - using the same original Penguin copy.
But sorry i can't help you with websites. the main idea is how man will reject anyone that is slightly different to them - with situations today regarding immigrants reflecting ashio-midori.com: Resolved.
A powerful post-apocalyptic allegory of persecution and intolerance, the Penguin Modern Classics edition of John Wyndham's science fiction masterpiece The Day of the Triffids contains an introduction by M.
John Harrison. Nuclear war has devastated the.