SHADOW ON THE HEARTH. Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1950. Octavo, boards. First edition. Merril's first novel, "the story of a nuclear World War Three [told] in effectively understated fashion from the viewpoint of a housewife; one of the very best stories of nuclear Holocaust, it was televised as Atomic Attack." - The Encyclopedia of Science fiction (online). Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-760. Brians, Nuclear Holocausts: Atomic War in Fiction, 1895-1984, p. 259. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 94. In 333. A fine copy in fine dust jacket with touch of wear at spine ends and along front flap fold, mostly at corner tips. (#73830).
First edition so stated on copyright page.