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by Nevil Shute

ePub On the Beach download
Author:
Nevil Shute
ISBN13:
978-0345248305
ISBN:
0345248309
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Publisher:
Ballantine Books (August 12, 1975)
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Subcategory:
Contemporary
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1662 kb
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1866 kb
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Rating:
4.9
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512

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

  • This copy (produced by Amazon LLC) is not in fact the actual book by Nevil Shute, but a poor abridgement of it. It clocked in at 207 pages, 23 lines per page, versus 320 pages at 33 lines per page in my 1957 edition. It reads like the book condensed for English language learners. First line, second paragraph, has gone from "He woke happy, and it was some time before his conscious senses realized and pinned down the origin of this happiness," to "He woke happy, and was not sure why."

    Amazon should be embarrassed to put out this product without labeling it for what it is.

  • This is a severely abridged version of the book, and yet nothing is said about that in the presentation. I feel I should get my money back as this was not the product that I intended to purchase. The real book, "On the Beach" is great. This is NOT that book.

  • BEWARE! This isn't the original book. This is some strange, dumbed down, rewritten version with lots and lots of spelling errors. I makes me think this book is for people who are trying to learn english. This may be the same story line but in no way is this book written by Nevil Shute. There is no indication on the book itself or in the description before you buy it that it was rewritten. This has to be illegal. I'm very dissappointed in you Amazon.

  • I echo everyone else - the Kindle version published by Ball99 and distributed by Amazon is not the original book by Nevil Shute. 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. I noticed that it was a Kindle book, so I downloaded it without looking at the reviews, as I knew this book was highly recommended. Shute's A Town Like Alice was a very well-written book and deserves its position on many Top 100 reading lists. As I started to read this book, I felt as though it were written by a different author. The writing does not flow, and the dialogue feels like it was written by or for a third grader. It is very stilted, and I found it difficult to read. Still, I kept on, thinking that it was Nevil Shute, it would have to get better. NOPE - I slogged through all the way to the end. Fortunately, it was only 112 pages. How could the author of A Town Like Alice have written something so awful? I felt very disappointed. That is until I happened to look at the reviews to see that this is not the actual book. After some research, I determined that this Kindle version is NOT the correct version. So I will now be purchasing and reading the actual On The Beach, and I am sure that it will be 100% better than this trash.

  • I am in my eighteenth year as a HOSPICE volunteer. At my initial training all those years ago we were asked about our thoughts on death and dying as a process. We created art and we were asked in a round circle to talk through our views and express ourselves. I explained that I thought ON THE BEACH, having just finished reading it for the first time earlier in the year, was an incredible treatment of the journey we all take as we approach the end. No long face here - we celebrate our comings and our goings - just a 'what I see' take on it.

    In the story - the world is ending - nuclear war has come and gone killing off most of the planet and the toxic cloud is circling the globe and killing everything in its path. At the bottom of the globe - Australia is the last haven - but the clock it ticking - the cloud approaches and they know the date and time so it's no secret. From choosing how you exit this life - to how you fill the space with the time you have left - an incredible read.

    I recommend it to all caregivers. Put it on your list of contemporary classics and 'must reads'.

  • Very poorly abridged version best left in the outhouse. It may have merit for someone who can't read higher than a third grade level. I'ts unfortunate that this book is being passed off as an original.

    I almost ordered a different one but now I'm afraid any book I purchase here will be of the same sloppy grade passed if as a classic. I'll be heading to the city soon and will stop at a used book store.

    Maybe the new editor grew up near Chernobyl: post-nuclear cognition.

  • This is a quiet, but extremely poignant and dismal book. There aren't people running around and panicking over the inevitable end. There is no anarchy or wild action. Just people in southern Australia living their daily lives as normal as they can knowing that in some months they would all definitely die, either by the radiation sickness or by their own hand. The characters are very well written and the story is bleak. Even in the few 'happy' or more lighthearted moments in the story, these moments are colored with melancholy. A very good little book. 4.5 stars.

  • I bought this one because I wore out my previous copy. This is the most depressing, horrifying book I've ever read, but it is an accurate portrayal of what would happen if we were to unleash a real nuclear war. The aftermath would not be plucky bands of survivors riding around in cool RV's, but quite simply, death. For everyone. The amount of radiation released by the weapons we currently have on hand is enough to spread over the entire earth (that's right, it doesn't just drift to the edge and fall off!) and wipe out everyone.
    Those who talk so blithely of a "limited" nuclear war are overlooking one critical factor- no one is ever going to let the other side have the last word. Say we drop one bomb just to make a point. Our target, or their allies, will retaliate. We won't just hang our heads down and say "OK, we deserved that." We'll throw some more nukes at the allies, and then it's on. Neither side will quit while they have the capacity to strike back. By the time it's over, our planet will be uninhabitable. For those who may point to WWII as a limited use, let me point out that we used 100% of the nukes available to us at the time.
    With the war-mongers in the current administration, headed by a man who has repeatedly said he doesn't understand why we don't use our big, beautiful nuclear weapons, and who taunts another country by saying that he has a bigger button, I think this book should be required reading for all citizens.