Nevil Shute wrote this prophetic novel just before the start of the Second World War. In it he imagines the devastation that results from an aerial bomb attack on Southampton that destroys the city's infrastructure and leaves the inhabitants at the mercy of cholera and further assaults. Against this dramatic backdrop, Shute grippingly chronicles ...Read MoreNevil Shute wrote this prophetic novel just before the start of the Second World War. In it he imagines the devastation that results from an aerial bomb attack on Southampton that destroys the city's infrastructure and leaves the inhabitants at the mercy of cholera and further assaults. Against this dramatic backdrop, Shute grippingly chronicles the trials and tribulations of the Corbett family as they struggle to get to safety.Read Less
Fair. Good copy for reading, may have heavy page wear with writing textual notes highlighting or be an heavily used ex library copy with library markings, stickers or stamps. Dust jacket or accessories may not be included.
Good. No dust jacket. Notable scuffing and wear to cover. Page edges deckled with notable chipping, some staining, and discoloration. Some smudges to interior. Binding worn but strong, text clear. All proceeds from purchases from BooksKC go to benefit the Rehabilitation Institute of Kansas City, a nonprofit organization which provides job services, training, and employment to individuals with disabilities.
Fair. A readable copy only. All pages and the cover are intact, may not include dust jacket. Pages may include considerable notes in pen or have highlighting. Possible ex library copy. May not contain accessories.
Very Good. Hard Back. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. The hard cover has fade at the spine and has wear spots on the front and the back....The pages has yellowing and some spots on the top outside..........We are very careful when we list our books, but sometimes something minor may get by.
The Nevil Shute books entitled "Ordeal" and "What happened to the Corbetts" are identical, the first being printed in Canada and the second in Suffolk (Great Britian).
Consequently it is of no advantage to buy both books, since they are the same except for the title.
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