On The Beach by Nevil Shute (Signet D1562 – 1960)

On The Beach by Nevil Shute

On The Beach by Nevil Shute

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.

Movie tie-in “With four pages of scenes from the big motion picture starring Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, Fred Astaire, Anthony Perkins and introducing Donna Anderson, produced and directed by Stanley Kramer, released through United Artists.”

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Title: On The Beach
Author: Nevil Shute
Imprint & Number: Signet D1562
Cover price: 50¢
Publication date: 1960
Cover artist: Barye Phillips
ISBN: none

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