|Subcategory:||Thrillers & Suspense|
|Publisher:||Lightyear Pr (1998)|
|Category:||Suspense and Mystery|
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On the Beach is a 1957 post-apocalyptic novel written by British author Nevil Shute after he emigrated to Australia
On the Beach is a 1957 post-apocalyptic novel written by British author Nevil Shute after he emigrated to Australia. The novel details the experiences of a mixed group of people in Melbourne as they await the arrival of deadly radiation spreading towards them from the Northern Hemisphere, following a nuclear war a year previously. As the radiation approaches, each person deals with impending death differently.
Nevil Shute Norway was born in 1899 in Ealing, London. He studied Engineering Science at Balliol College, Oxford. Following his childhood passion, he entered the fledgling aircraft industry as an aeronautical engineer working to develop airships and, later, airplanes. In his spare time he began writing and published his first novel, Marazan, in 1926, using the name Nevil Shute to protect his engineering career. In 1931 he married Frances Mary Heaton and they had two daughters. During the Second World War he joined the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve where he worked on developing secret weapons.
Nevil Shute’s On the Beach, originally published in 1957, is a post-apocalyptic novel which takes place in Melbourne, Australia a year or so after a nuclear World War III. This final world war was so devastating that radioactive clouds are slowly traveling the earth, and killing all people an. . This final world war was so devastating that radioactive clouds are slowly traveling the earth, and killing all people and animals in its wake. Due to some (probably not very) complicated weather and wind pattern science, Australia and it’s surrounding islands are just about the last inhabited places to be affected by the Nevil Shute’s On the Beach, originally published in 1957, is a post-apocalyptic novel which takes place.
In this last of meeting places We grope together And avoid speech Gathered on this beach of the tumid river. This is the way the world ends This is the way the world ends This is the way the world ends Not with a bang but a whimper. T. S. Eliot 1 Lieutenant Commander Peter Holmes of the Royal Australian Navy woke soon after dawn. The naval officer reached out and turned the switch of the electric kettle on the tray of tea things and baby food beside the bed, and Mary stirred beside him. She asked the time, and he told her. Then he kissed her, and said, "It’s a lovely morning again. She sat up, brushing tack her hair. I got so burned yesterday.
The real book, "On the Beach" is great. This is NOT that book. I believe the Kindle version identified as Vintage International is the correct book. I have read other books by Shute, and have wanted to read On the Beach for some time. Shute's A Town Like Alice was a very well-written book and deserves its position on many Top 100 reading lists.
Nevil Shute er first narcissi were in bloom, and the daffodils behind them were already showing flower buds. They’re going to be a picture, she said happily to Peter. There are so many of them. Do you think some of the bulbs can have sent up two shoots?. I shouldn’t think so, he replied. I don’t think they do that. They split in two and make another bulb, or something.
Nevil Shute's post-apocalyptic 1957 novel On the Beach is surprisingly powerful and affecting given the author's mediocre writing style and the mostly mundane day-to-day events that comprise the. Пользовательский отзыв - buffalogr - LibraryThing. People of Australia are just waiting to die from the fallout of a massive world war. There is no hope of survival, they don't even try. This is a stirring, eerily believable short work by Nevil Shute.
Two part dramatisation of the Nevil Shute cold war novel. The dramatisation is excellent and faithfully follows the book to its conclusion. External metadata update. It is 1963 and the northern hemisphere has been devastated by a nuclear war that has left humanity north of the Tropic of Capricorn extinct. A deadly nuclear cloud is slowly approaching Australia, where the last US submarine in service, the USS Scorpion under Captain Dwight Towers, has placed itself under Australian command.