On the Beach.

New York: William Morrow, 1957.

Price: $3,000.00

About the item

First American edition. 320 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. INSCRIBED TO HIS WIFE. Grey cloth. Fine in near fine dust jacket. Men at Work 20.2.a.

Item #324382

The acclaimed novel of Australians facing the consequences of a nuclear war in the northern hemisphere. Filmed in 1959 starring Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner and Fred Astaire.

Inscribed by the author to his wife on the front flyleaf: “For Frances, with Love, Nevil, June 1957” and signed on the title page with his full name Nevil Shute Norway. Additionally, Fred Astaire, who played nuclear scientist Julian Osborne in the film, has signed the flyleaf below.