ON THE BEACH. Melbourne, London, Toronto: Heinemann, . Octavo, cloth. First edition. A novel of terminal war which was the basis for a memorable film made by Stanley Kramer. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-1012. Berger, Science Fiction and the New Dark Age, pp. 147-8. Brians, Nuclear Holocausts: Atomic War in Fiction, 1895-1984, p. 304. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 111. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, Additions. Survey of Science Fiction Literature IV, pp. 1603-07. Slight spine lean, a fine copy in bright, nearly fine dust jacket with some rubbing at spine ends and corner tips and just a bit of dust soiling to rear panel. 15s jacket price not clipped. An attractive copy. (#153683).
"First published 1957" on copyright page.