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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Vintage Books
Publication date February 9, 2010
Pages 312
Binding Paperback
Edition 1
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780307473998
ISBN-10 0307473996
Dimensions 0.75 by 5 by 8 in.
Weight 0.52 lbs.
Original list price $15.00
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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.

Editions
Hardcover
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from Lightyear Pr (August 1, 1998)
9780899683652 | details & prices | 5.75 × 8.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $21.95
About: Following a nuclear war in the northern hemisphere, the inhabitants of a small Australian community await the inevitable after-effects of the bombs to reach them
Large print edition from Ulverscroft Large Print Books (June 1, 1989)
9780708982327 | details & prices | List price $16.95
About: Europe, America and most of the northern hemisphere have been annihilated by a nuclear world war.
from Amereon Ltd (June 1, 1986)
9780884113492 | details & prices | 311 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.50 in. | 1.15 lbs | List price $31.95
About: Following a nuclear war, the inhabitants of a small Australian community await the inevitable aftereffects of the bombs to reach them.
from David & Charles (June 1, 1980)
9780434699193 | details & prices | List price $23.95
About: Following a nuclear war in the Northern Hemisphere, the inhabitants of a small Australian community await the inevitable after-effects of the bombs to reach them
from William Morrow & Co (June 1, 1967)
9780688022235 | details & prices | 5.75 × 8.25 × 1.25 in. | 1.10 lbs | List price $22.95
About: A novel about the survivors of an atomic war, who face an inevitable end as radiation poisoning moves toward Australia from the North.
Paperback
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The price comparison is for this edition
1 edition from Vintage Books (February 9, 2010)
9780307473998 | details & prices | 312 pages | 5.00 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.52 lbs | List price $15.00
About: Nevil Shute’s most powerful novel—a bestseller for decades after its 1957 publication—is an unforgettable vision of a post-apocalyptic world.
from House of Stratus Ltd (October 31, 2002)
9781842322765 | details & prices | 296 pages | 5.50 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $12.95
About: A New Appointment Lieutenant-Commander Peter Holmes, of the Royal Australian Navy, woke early.
Reissue edition from Ballantine Books (August 1, 1989)
9780345311481 | details & prices | 4.25 × 7.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.30 lbs | List price $6.99
About: Following a nuclear war in the Northern Hemisphere, the inhabitants of a small Australian community await the inevitable after-effects of the bombs to reach them
from Ballantine Books (August 1, 1989)
9789990071269 | details & prices | 4.25 × 6.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.30 lbs | List price $0.02
from Ballantine Books (September 1, 1983)
9780345420190 | details & prices | 320 pages | 5.25 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $12.00
About: Following a nuclear war in the Northern Hemisphere, the inhabitants of a small Australian community wait for the inevitable aftereffects of the bombs to reach them.
from Apollo Editions (June 1, 1962)
9780815200970 | details & prices | List price $2.50
About: Europe, America and most of the northern hemisphere have been annihilated by a nuclear world war.
Cassette/Spoken Word
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With James Smillie (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Chivers Audio Books (May 1, 1989)
9780745162812 | details & prices | 6.75 × 9.25 × 1.25 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $69.95
About: 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.
With Sam Neill | from Dh Audio (November 1, 1986)
9780886461379 | details & prices | List price $16.99
About: A novel about the survivors of an atomic war, who face an inevitable end as radiation poisoning moves toward Australia from the North.
Reinforced
Book cover for 9780606016995
 
from Demco Media (August 1, 1989)
9780606016995 | details & prices | 4.25 × 7.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $15.65
About: Following a nuclear war in the Northern Hemisphere, the inhabitants of a small Australian community await the inevitable after-effects of the bombs to reach them
Prebinding
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from Turtleback Books (October 1, 1999)
9780808514459 | details & prices | 4.25 × 7.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $17.20
About: Following a nuclear war in the Northern Hemisphere, the inhabitants of a small Australian community await the inevitable after-effects of the bombs to reach them

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