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On the Beach

Nevil Shute, Gideon Haigh (Introduction by)


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Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (9/29/2011)
Paperback (2/9/2010)


Set in Melbourne following a catastrophic war in the northern hemisphere, Nevil Shute's classic is the story of a handful of survivors in the terrifying aftermath of nuclear apocalypse. First published in 1957--and famously adapted for the screen soon after by Stanley Kramer, in a film starring Gregory Peck and Ava Gardner--On the Beach is the perhaps the greatest work of popular fiction about the end of the world.

Text Publishing Company, 9781922268327, 352pp.

Publication Date: November 10, 2020

About the Author

Nevil Shute was one of the most successful novelists of the 20th century. He was born in London in 1899, studied at Oxford and became an aeronautical engineer before turning to fiction. He joined the Royal Navy during World War II. After the war Shute migrated to Australia, where he died in 1960 having written more than 20 books, the best known of which are A Town Like Alice and On the Beach.