On The Beach

Shute, Nevil

Published by Heinemann, 1957
Condition: Good Hardcover
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B000X5UUQG ~Good. No DJ. 1st edition, 1957 from Heinemann, light bumping and rubbing to corners and edges. Bookseller's notation on FFEP. Hardcover. Light to moderate shelf wear to boards; satisfaction guaranteed. Nevil Shute?s most powerful novel?a bestseller for decades after its 1957 publication?is an unforgettable vision of a post-apocalyptic world. After a nuclear World War III has destroyed most of the globe, the few remaining survivors in southern Australia await the radioactive cloud that is heading their way and bringing certain death to everyone in its path. Among them is an American submarine captain struggling to resist the knowledge that his wife and children in the United States must be dead. Then a faint Morse code signal is picked up, transmitting from somewhere near Seattle, and Captain Towers must lead his submarine crew on a bleak tour of the ruined world in a desperate search for signs of life. Both terrifying and intensely moving, On the Beach is a remarkably convincing portrait of how ordinary people might face the most unimaginable nightmare. Bookseller Inventory # SKU1004340

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Title: On The Beach

Publisher: Heinemann

Publication Date: 1957

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

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