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The Breaking Wave by  Nevil Shute - Hardcover - Book Club Edition (BCE/BOMC) - 1955 - from Turn-The-Page Books (SKU: 056174)

The Breaking Wave

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The Breaking Wave

by Shute, Nevil

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  • Hardcover
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About This Item

William Morrow and Company, 1955. A tight, square Book Club hardcover in a jacket. Name markered out on front pastedown, otherwise unmarked. 282pp. Lightly rubbed jacket now in a new mylar cover.. Book Club Edition (BCE/BOMC). Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - 8" - 9" Tall.

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
Turn-The-Page Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
056174
Title
The Breaking Wave
Author
Shute, Nevil
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket condition
Very Good
Edition
Book Club Edition (BCE/BOMC)
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
William Morrow and Company
Date published
1955
Size
8vo - 8" - 9" Tall

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Customer service is our top priority! Susan is an ALA member librarian and lifelong book collector and enthusiast. Peter has happily spent nearly 30 years in the used book business. Together we have been selling used and out-of-print books of merit online for over twelve years. Books are well packaged to prevent damage in transit.

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tight
Used to mean that the binding of a book has not been overly loosened by frequent use.
jacket
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New
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book club edition
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