On the Beach Author:Nevil Shute This is the most thrilling, shocking, though provoking novel you will read this year. — It is the suspense-packed story of the last survivors of a devastating nuclear war. A group of ordinary people, they live at the brink of death... — Each faces disaster in his own way. A pretty girl drinks too much and tries to entice a married man into a passi... more »onate love affair. A young couple gallantly makes plans for their infant daughter's future. A sedate scientist buys a high powered sports car and enters a racing competition.
A phenomenal bestseller and a Book of the Month Club Selection in its original edition, ON THE BEACH is now a major motion picture. Starring Gegory Peck, Ava Gardner Fred