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The Breaking Wave by Nevil Shute - Paperback - 1st Edition 1st Printing - 1964 - from MAD HATTER BOOKSTORE (SKU: 003102)

The Breaking Wave

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The Breaking Wave

by Nevil Shute

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  • very good
  • paperback
  • First
Condition
Very Good
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About This Item

US, : Ballantine Books, , 1964. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Soft cover. Very Good. U5005- 1st Edition. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. Stated first paperbound printing, July, 1964. Book is very clean, solid and square. There is moderate edge, shelf, and spine wear. No names, marks, tears, or creases on text block. A very nice copy of this collectible vintage paperback.

Synopsis

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 he 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. After the war he continued to write and settled in Australia where he lived until his death in 1960. His most celebrated novels include Pied Piper (1942), A Town Like Alice (1950), and On the Beach (1957).

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Details

Bookseller
MAD HATTER BOOKSTORE CA (CA)
Bookseller Inventory #
003102
Title
The Breaking Wave
Author
Nevil Shute
Format/binding
Soft cover
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Quantity available
1
Edition
1st Edition 1st Printing
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Ballantine Books,
Place of Publication
US,
Date published
1964
Pages
222

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