On the Beach

Nevil SHUTE

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Item#: 126757 price:$6,500.00

On the Beach
On the Beach

"MAYBE IT'S A PERIOD OF GRACE": ON THE BEACH—SCARCE COPY SIGNED BY SHUTE

SHUTE, Nevil. On the Beach. London: Heinemann, (1957). Octavo, original red cloth, original dust jacket. $6500.

First edition of Shute's chilling vision of nuclear war and humanity's end, signed on the title page with the author's full name: "Nevil Shute Norway."

An aviation engineer who helped develop secret weapons for the British during World War II, Shute's depiction of nuclear warfare's futility has been credited by many with having a direct effect on global policy. "Nevil Shute's novel and [1959] film On the Beach may have played a part in avoiding nuclear war (so far at least)" (Frederick Pohl). "An effective warning of an all-too-real possibility" (Anatomy of Wonder II-1012).

A lovely, near-fine copy, quite scarce and desirable signed.

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