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Beyond the Black Stump

Shute, Nevil

Editore: House of Stratus Ltd, 2000
ISBN 10: 184232246X / ISBN 13: 9781842322468
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Titolo: Beyond the Black Stump

Casa editrice: House of Stratus Ltd

Data di pubblicazione: 2000

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Riassunto: Stanton Laird, a young American geologist with a secret, comes to the Australian outback to search for oil. There he meets an unconventional farming family and falls in love with their Mollie Regan. However cultural differences between Stanton’s and Mollie’s worlds force the two lovers to make difficult decisions.

L'autore: Nevil Shute Norway was born in London and worked as an aeronautical engineer at Vickers before setting up his own airship company. Worried that his reputation as a fiction writer would damage his engineering career, he wrote without using his surname. He served in both world wars and was a commander in the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve in World War II, working on secret projects. After the war he became a full time author completing a fictionalised account of his war time experience in 'Most Secret'. Moving to Australia in 1949 he based seven of his novels against that background including his most successful title On The Beach. This was subsequently a hugely successful film starring Gregory Peck, Antony Perkins and Ava Gardner and became arguably the major after the bomb movie of all time. Shute became one of the top selling authors of the 50s and 60s with wide appeal to a broad international market attracted by strong story lines which were always meticulously researched..

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