The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham [U.K. FIRST EDITION / THIRD IMPRESSION] 1958 Michael Joseph
The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham
U.K. FIRST EDITION / THIRD IMPRESSION  MICHAEL JOSEPH
Extremely rare true U.K. first with beautiful original jacket art by Dick Hart.
Hardcover with dust jacket in good condition.
Dust jacket looks great. Sharp and vibrant; some discoloration / foxing to whites as well as on front and rear panels; Some mild wear to edges of spine.
Book itself is very good. Cover and binding are excellent.
There is some significant foxing to first three pages [title page, contents page and flyleaves] as well as endpapers, however the actual contents of the book read good as new. Sporadic foxing to outer text block, not visible on actual pages.
Overall, an extremely attractive copy of this highly coveted edition that reads beautifully.
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 blond, all are golden-eyed. They grow up too fast and their minds exhibit frightening abilities that give them control over others. This brings them into conflict with the villagers just as a chilling realization 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.