The Resource The Midwich Cuckoos, John Wyndham, (ebook)

The Midwich Cuckoos, John Wyndham, (ebook)

Label
The Midwich Cuckoos
Title
The Midwich Cuckoos
Statement of responsibility
John Wyndham
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The classic science fiction horror novel of possessed children that inspired the terrifying Village of the Damned films. In John Wyndam's classically elegant, calm style, this novel explores the arrival of a collective intelligence on earth that threatens to eliminate mankind. The quiet, eerie changes that befall Midwich manifest in strange ways: On the surface, everything seems normal, but scratch a little deeper and there is a clear sense of dread. After the night of September 26, every woman of childbearing age is pregnant, all to give birth at the same time, to children who are all alike-their eyes mesmerizing, void of emotion. These children are innately possessed with unimaginable mental powers and a formidable intelligence. It is these children who develop into an unstoppable force, capable of anything and far out-reaching other humans in cunning. Whatever dwells in Midwich is sowing the seeds for a master race of ruthless and inhumane creatures who are bent on nothing less than absolute and total domination. Wyndham skillfully heightens the terror by making his narrative so rational and matter-of-fact. In such a nuclear and technological age, this story is rich in irony in that it is set in the picturesque, bucolic English Village and the "enemy," or, the threat is seeming cherubim
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Wyndham, John
Dewey number
823/.9/12
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Human-alien encounters
  • Children
  • Pregnancy
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Target audience
adult
Label
The Midwich Cuckoos, John Wyndham, (ebook)
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online resource
Carrier category code
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Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780795312120
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12209844
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12209844
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MWT12209844
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Label
The Midwich Cuckoos, John Wyndham, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780795312120
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12209844
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12209844
System control number
MWT12209844
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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