The Cruel Sea by Nicholas Monsarrat
The Cruel Sea is based on Monsarrat’s own experiences serving in the Corvettes in the Second World War. It narrates the lives of Royal Navy sailors in the epic Battle of the Atlantic. The book was an instant success in the fifties and remains a classic tale today. A first copy is a rare find. This copy has a dust jacket and in good+ condition.
Original blue cloth boards with faded silver gilt lettering on the spine. The spine is darkened and covers lightly worn The contents are clean and the bindings are good. The book contains a map of the Atlantic. Rear page has a brown panel. The unclipped dust jacket is marked, “A Book Society Choice”. The jacket is faded with folds and wear to the folds. Chipping on the spine and edges. Tiny hole on the rear fold of the spine. 2cm tear on the top edge of the spine and front fold. White spot on the cover. 8vo 416 printed pages.