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The Breaking Wave (Requiem For A Wren) by  Nevil SHUTE - Hardcover - 1955 - from Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA (SKU: 326439)

The Breaking Wave (Requiem For A Wren)

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The Breaking Wave (Requiem For A Wren)

by SHUTE, Nevil

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  • very good
  • hardcover
Condition
Very Good/Very Good
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About This Item

New York: William Morrow and Company, 1955. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Book club edition. Spine cocked, spine ends and corners lightly worn, else very good in a very good dustwrapper with nicks to the spine ends and corners.

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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Seller
Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA US (US)
Seller Inventory #
326439
Title
The Breaking Wave (Requiem For A Wren)
Author
SHUTE, Nevil
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket condition
Very Good
Quantity available
1
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
William Morrow and Company
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1955
Keywords
Australia, EnglishLiterature

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Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA

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About Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA

Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc., founded in 1985, specializes in first editions of 20th Century American and English fiction. Our inventory of over 75,000 first editions includes: African-American literature & history, Mysteries, Detective Fiction, Drama, Books into Film and Sports books. We routinely issue extensively illustrated color catalogs, available by subscription. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA)and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB). Tom Congalton, founder of Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc., actively promotes the ethics and standards of these professional organizations and served as President of the ABAA from 2000 to 2002.

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dustwrapper
Also known as book jacket, dust cover, or dust wrapper, a dust jacket is a protective and decorative cover for a book that is...[more]
cocked
Refers to a state where the spine of a book is lightly "twisted" in such a way that the front and rear boards of a book do not...[more]
book club edition
A generic term denoting a book which was produced or distributed by one of any number of book club organizations. Usually the...[more]
spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....[more]
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