John Wyndham The Chrysalids (Unicorn)

ISBN 13: 9780090727810

The Chrysalids (Unicorn)

 
9780090727810: The Chrysalids (Unicorn)

The Chrysalids by John Wyndham.

The hero of John Wyndham - David Strorm, inhabits a thriving neighborhood on the outskirts of the unknown. Everyone lives in fear of the "old people" whose power is built miracles, and still believe, that God sent "sorrow" (most likely some form of nuclear war) to punish them for immorality. So they are afraid of mutations, forcing anyone who carries a sign of change.

This is the world of David Strorm, the main character in the novel. Even as a child, he often dreamed of a city filled with items considered fantastic in his world, flying machines and carts that move without horses. While David grows, he realizes that he has the ability to communicate telepathically with other children. This ability of David will be considered blasphemy in their community, if someone finds out about it. David does not understand the seriousness of this ability while not find Sophie, a girl who was born with an extra toe on each foot. David befriends Sophie, but keep secret his new acquaintance. When her secret is discovered by another boy in the neighborhood, Sophie and her family were forced to flee. Then David realized that if reveal his secret, there will be serious consequences for him.

David things are difficult. His father was strictly religious, when it comes to his own family. It becomes obvious that the village David isolated in their customs and beliefs. He is forced to flee with his friends, to find a new home for themselves si.Temite addressed to Chrysalids include the inevitability of change, human inhumanity to his fellow man, ignorance and fanaticism. Despite being over 50 years of age, the ideas expressed in this science fiction novel are still timely today. This novel is an excellent reader for people who are keen readers of classic science fiction.

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Review:

Perfect timing, astringent humour . . . One of the few authors whose compulsive readability is a compliment to the intelligence (Spectator)

Remains fresh and disturbing in an entirely unexpected way (Guardian)

From the Publisher:

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Connections is a new series of challenging and entertaining playscripts for 11-19s, commissioned by the Royal National Theatre and written by professional playwrights. Each books contains reference details for online educational resources for teachers and youth group leaders, as well as Royal National Theatre website information where details of past productions and interviews with authors can be accessed.

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