In the sleepy English village of Midwich, a mysterious silver object appears and all the inhabitants fall unconscious. A day later the object is gone and everyone awakens unharmed - except that all the women in the village are discovered to be pregnant. The resultant children of Midwich do not belong to their parents: all are blonde, all are ...
In the sleepy English village of Midwich, a mysterious silver object appears and all the inhabitants fall unconscious. A day later the object is gone and everyone awakens unharmed - except that all the women in the village are discovered to be pregnant. The resultant children of Midwich do not belong to their parents: all are blonde, all are golden eyed. They grow up too fast and their minds exhibit frightening abilities that give them control over others and brings them into conflict with the villagers just as a chilling realisation dawns on the world outside. "The Midwich Cuckoos" is the classic tale of aliens in our midst, exploring how we respond when confronted by those who are innately superior to us in every conceivable way.
Fine in very good dust jacket. light shelf wear, dustjacket front had drawing of an eye with two blue figures holding hands and two outlines of 2 other figures in the margins of the eyes. 189 p. 22 cm.
Very Good in Very Good jacket. Black cloth, gilt titles. Cover illustration by Richard Powers. Filmed in 1960 as Villlage of the Damned by German Director Wolf Rilla. Book very good with wear to cloth at corners and edges, disparate spotting to endsheets. DJ very good minus with price clipped, several quarter-inch closed/repaired tears, chipping and loss to spine-ends. 247 pp.
Very good in very good dust jacket. 239 p. Audience: General/trade. very good jackey with two small tears at the top and one larger one at the tail of the spine. otherwise bright and clean. no interior marks or foxing. in mylar cover
Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket. Hardcover. 1957. Ballantine Books. 1st edition, 1st printing. Books has light shelfwear, else Very Good Plus condition. Some shelfwear to Dust Jacket, else Very Good condition. 247 pages. Previous owners bookplate on endpaper. The Midwich Cuckoos was the novel made into the movie twice Village of the Damned. Also authored of Day of the Triffids.; 8vo 8"-9" tall; 247 pages.
Near fine in very good jacket. 8vo, black cloth, d.w. London: Midhael Joseph, 1957. First Edition. Science fiction book which was the basis for the film "Village of the Damned". The dust wrapper is price-clipped, and foxed on the white portions. Small scrape on the front fly-leaf; both fly-leaves offset, nevertheless a very bright copy.
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This is the book that became "Village of the Damned" in the movies. Written far more intelligently than the movies would have it seem--[even the 1960 version let alone than '94 version], this book starts out rather slow but is intrigueing, and thought provoking. Set in a small town in England the name "cuckoos" refers to the fact that cuckoo birds lay their eggs in other bird's nests--hence the title of a novel in which aliens have somehow impregnated all the women in this town of Midwich--regardless of age,or marital status. In some ways of course, it is dated--in today's time, for instance an unmarried pregnant woman would not even be noticed, let alone remarkable. Yet, even stranger is a woman who has never even been sexual with a man and is in a kind of dull shock finding herself pregnant.. But this is the mere "skin" of the novel--in actuality it seems an allegory for what began in the late 1930s, and ended up in WW2.--The idea of a perfect race of white blond more brilliant humans able to excell in ways unlike average people--but lacking something that makes us all human nonetheless. I recommend it historically,but I also recommend it to all who like to know the story behnd the story that is publiciized in modern watered down entertainment.
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