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Inhaltsangabe: The time is 1963. China and Russia have engaged in an all-out nuclear war against each other. The fighting actually begins in Albania and spreads to Tel Aviv, prompting Egypt to unleash a direct assault on London and Washington. The result of this military activity is the total destruction of all life on the northern hemisphere.
ON THE BEACH tells the story of the last survivors, in Australia, waiting resignedly for the globegirdling bands of radiation to work their way south and swallow the final remaining life on Earth.
"The most shocking fiction I have read in years. What is shocking about it is both the idea and the sheer imaginative brilliance with which Mr. Shute brings it off."
THE SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
They are the last generation, the innocent victims of an accidental war, living out their last days, making do with what they have, hoping for a miracle. As the deadly rain moves ever closer, the world as we know it winds toward an inevitable end....
Buchbeschreibung Signet. Mass Market Paperback. Buchzustand: GOOD. Good clean copy with no missing pages might be an ex library copy; Possibly may have minor marginal notes and or highlighting. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2610916341
Buchbeschreibung Signet. Mass Market Paperback. Buchzustand: GOOD. Gently used may contain ex-library markings, possibly has some light highlighting, textual notations, and or underlining. Text is still easily readable. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2640966280
Buchbeschreibung Signet, 1958. Buchzustand: very good. Gently used. Expect delivery in 20 days. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 9780451015624-3