The Chrysalids

David, the young hero of the novel, lives in a tight-knit community of religious and genetic fundamentalists, who exist in a state of constant alert for any deviation from what they perceive as the norm of God’s creation, deviations ...

Author: John Wyndham

Publisher: New York Review of Books

ISBN: 1681375540

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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The Chrysalids is set in the future after a devastating global nuclear war. David, the young hero of the novel, lives in a tight-knit community of religious and genetic fundamentalists, who exist in a state of constant alert for any deviation from what they perceive as the norm of God’s creation, deviations broadly classified as “offenses” and “blasphemies.” Offenses consist of plants and animals that are in any way unusual, and these are publicly burned to the accompaniment of the singing of hymns. Blasphemies are human beings—ones who show any sign of abnormality, however trivial. They are banished from human society, cast out to live in the wild country where, as the authorities say, nothing is reliable and the devil does his work. David grows up surrounded by admonitions: KEEP PURE THE STOCK OF THE LORD; WATCH THOU FOR THE MUTANT. At first he hardly questions them, though he is shocked when his sternly pious father and rigidly compliant mother force his aunt to forsake her baby. It is a while before he realizes that he too is out of the ordinary, in possession of a power that could doom him to death or introduce him to a new, hitherto-unimagined world of freedom. The Chrysalids is a perfectly conceived and constructed work from the classic era of science fiction. It is a Voltairean philosophical tale that has as much resonance in our own day, when genetic and religious fundamentalism are both on the march, as when it was written during the Cold War.

The Chrysalids

"Long, long ago lived the Old People.

Author: John Wyndham

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ISBN: 9780091245511

Category: English language

Page: 127

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"Long, long ago lived the Old People. No one knew just how long ago - perhaps two thousand years. We knew that they had many things we no longer had, like mines and high-powered engines and machines. But something terrible had happened to the Old People. It was worse than fire and earthquakes. We called it the Tribulation. Nearly all the Old People had died in the Tribulation. Our world was divided into two parts. We lived in a land called Labrador. We had farms and fished in the sea. The sea lay round the north and east of Labrador. South of Labrador were the Badlands where the Tribulation had brought the Old People to their end. There was nothing but ruins. And if you went to the Badlands you died. But in many ways Labrador was not safe either..." -back cover.

The Chrysalids

In a post-nuclear society dedicated to absolute conformity, a group of young people discover they have an unusual gift of communication. This play is written for a cast of 18 plus extras.

Author: David Harrower

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571206049

Category: Mutation (Biology)

Page: 54

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David Harrower's adaptation of John Wyndham's novel was specially commissioned by the Royal National Theatre for the BT National Connections scheme for young people.

The Chrysalids Illustrations by Peter Edwards

Author: John Wyndham

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The Canadian Entomologist

FURTHER EXPERIMENTS UPON THE EFFECT OF COLD APPLIED TO THE
CHRYSALIDS OF BUTTERFLIES . BY W. H. EDWARDS , COALBURGH , W. VA .
In Can . Ent . , vii . , p . 236-240 , I gave an account of experiments with P. Ajax ...

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Narrative and Identity in John Wyndham s The Chrysalids

Author: Adam Yonatan Greenberg

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Page: 150

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Fourth Report of the United States Entomological Commission

1 , 54 chrysalids . Transferred 9 to No . 3 box . Twenty - seven came out as moths
and one parasite , leaving 17 chrysalids in that box , which on last night was
upset by a wind and contents lost . In No . 2 , glass jar , placed 23 chrysalids .

Author: Charles Valentine Riley

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Category: Cotton

Page: 546

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Report of the United States Entomological Commission for the Years

1 , 54 chrysalids . Transferred 9 to No. 3 box . Twenty - seven came out as moths
and oife parasite , leaving 17 chrysalids in that box , which on last night was
upset by a wind and contents lost . In No. 2 , glass jar , placed 23 chrysalids .

Author: United States Entomological Commission

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Category: Beneficial insects

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United States Congressional Serial Set

1 , 54 chrysalids . Transferred 9 to No . 3 box . Twenty - seven came out as moths
and one parasite , leaving 17 chrysalids in that box , which on last night was
upset by a wind and contents lost . In No . 2 , glass jar , placed 23 chrysalids .

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Proceedings of the Annual Meeting

They had emerged from the little silken balls or cocoons , in which their
chrysalids had undergone their change . The little worms , from which they came ,
had passed their youth in the body of the caterpillar , and when full - grown bad
cut their ...

Author: Georgia State Horticultural Society

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Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Georgia State Horticultural Society

They had emerged from the little silken balls or cocoons , in which their
chrysalids had undergone their change . The little worms , from which they came ,
had passed their youth in the body of the caterpillar , and when full - grown had
cut their ...

Author: Georgia State Horticultural Society

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Category: Fruit-culture

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The Butterflies of the Eastern United States and Canada with Special Reference to New England

The chrysalids are very slender and cylindrical , covered with a white mealy
powder , the tongue reaching the eighth abdominal segment , the front of the
head broadly rounded . EXCURSUS LXII . - COLOR RELATIONS OF
CHRYSALIDS TO ...

Author: Samuel Hubbard Scudder

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Category: Butterflies

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Transactions of the Department of Agriculture of the State of Illinois with Reports from County and District Agricultural Organizations for the Year

As intimated there , I found the chrysalids in the ground about corn hills in the
bottom of channels , from near the surface down several inches , the sides of the
holes smooth and perhaps cemented to make them firm . I found that when
sections ...

Author: Illinois. Department of Agriculture

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Category: Agriculture

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Transactions of the Department of Agriculture of the State of Illinois with Reports from County Agricultural Societies for the Year

As intimated there , I found the chrysalids in the ground about corn hills in the
bottom of channels , from near the surface down several inches , the sides of the
holes smooth and perhaps cemented to make them firm . I found that when
sections ...

Author: Illinois. Dept. of Agriculture

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Category: Agriculture

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Report on the Noxious and Beneficial Insects of the State of Illinois

As intimated there , I found the chrysalids in the ground about corn hills in the
bottom of channels , from near the surface down several inches , the sides of the
holes smooth and perhaps cemented to make them firm . I found that when
sections ...

Author: Illinois State Entomologist

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Category: Insects

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Bulletin

Cabbage Butterfly , which are usually abundant in late autumn on fences about
cabbage gardens and turnip fields If one of these chrysalids be examined , it will
be seen how carefully the tongue , feelers , and legs are folded over the breast ...

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The Butterflies of North America

Of the other chrysalids seven are living at this date ( 15th October ) . In these
cases the eggs of each lot were unusually long in hatching , 8 days , and the time
from laying of egg to imago of the first was 51 days and of the second 44 . On 23d
 ...

Author: William Henry Edwards

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Frail Children of the Air

These experiments were made principally with the Small Tortoise - shell ( Aglais
urticae ) ; others upon the different species of Pierinae were quite similar , the
influence of black surroundings being to produce dark chrysalids , and the
greater ...

Author: Samuel Hubbard Scudder

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Category: Butterflies

Page: 279

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Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives of New Zealand

In my Report “ On the Yield of Cocoons in Italy in 1869 , " I had occasion to
mention Professor Castrogioranni's apparatus for the destruction of the chrysalids
of silkworms in the cocoon . In the course of last year I witnessed the Pneumatic
Oven ...

Author: New Zealand. Parliament. House of Representatives

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The American Entomologist

ature about 40 ° F. ( 4.4 ° C. ] , and continued for 7 days , the chrysalids being 3 ,
6 , 9 hours old when exposed , and before several had hardened . In the second
experiment the temperature was about 32 ° F. [ 0 ° C. ) ; the chrysalids were 10 ...

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