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Issue Details: First known date: 1953... 1953 In the Wet
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'It is the rainy season. Drunk and delirious, an old man lies dying in the Queensland bush. In his opium-hazed last hours, a priest finds his deserted shack and listens to his last words. Half-awake and half-dreaming the old man tells the story of an adventure set decades in the future, in a very different world . . .'. Source: bookseller's website.

Notes

  • Epigraph: Eight lines from a hymn 'sung at Shrewsbury School', composed by C. A. Allington.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Heinemann , 1953 .
      image of person or book cover 7726573484483886378.jpg
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      Extent: 351p.
    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Heinemann ,
      1953 .
      Extent: 354p.
      Reprinted: 1959 , 1971 , 1966 , 1975 , 1960
      Note/s:
      • First reviewed in TLS, 15 May 1953.
    • New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      William Morrow ,
      1953 .
      Extent: 339p.
      Reprinted: 1964
      Note/s:
      • Epigraph: Lord God of Hosts, through whom alone
        A Prince can rule his nation,
        Who settest Kings upon their throne
        And orderst each man's station;
        Now, and through ages following,
        This grace to us be given:
        To serve and love an earthly King
        Who serves our King in Heaven.- C.A. Alington (from a hymn sung at Shrewsbury School)
      • Published simultaneously in the Dominion of Canada by George J. McLeod, Ltd. Toronto. (verso)
      • Includes Author's Note. (p.339)
    • New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Perma Books ,
      1957 .
      Extent: 280p.
    • New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Perma Books ,
      1957 .
      Extent: 280p.
    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Pan ,
      1969 .
      Extent: 281p.
      Reprinted: 1971
      ISBN: 0330022911
    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Heron Books ,
      1969 .
      Extent: 354p.
      Note/s:
      • Original illustrations by Paul Gaisford.
    • c
      Canada,
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Heron Books ,
      1970-1979 .
      Extent: 354p.
      Note/s:
      • Published by arrangement with William Heinemann. Original illustrations by Paul Gaisford.
    • Larchmont, New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Queens House ,
      1978 .
      Extent: 339p.
    • Leicester, Leicestershire,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Charnwood ,
      1985 .
      Extent: 448p.
      ISBN: 0708982638
    • Mattituck, New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Amereon House ,
      1986 .
      Extent: 348p.
      Reprinted: 2000
      ISBN: 0884113183, 9780884113188 (2000 reprint)
    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Mandarin ,
      1990 .
      Extent: 347p.
      ISBN: 0749304065
    • Port Melbourne, South Melbourne - Port Melbourne area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Mandarin , 1991 .
    • Thirsk, Yorkshire,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Poughkeepsie, New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      House of Stratus ,
      2000 .
      Extent: 344p.
      ISBN: 1842322540
Alternative title: Livets vav
Language: Swedish
    • Uppsala,
      c
      Sweden,
      c
      Scandinavia, Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Geber ,
      1954 .
      Extent: 321p.
      Reprinted: 1965 , 1978

Works about this Work

Sky Politics : Nevil Shute’s In the Wet Gillian Polack , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: Aurealis : Australian Fantasy and Science Fiction , no. 87 2016;
Nevil Shute - Exile by Choice Jack W. Bennett , 1988 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: A Sense of Exile : Essays in the Literature of the Asia-Pacific Region 1988; (p. 81-87)
Stories Within Stories P. K. Elkin , 1954 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 15 no. 2 1954; (p. 111-114)

— Review of In the Wet Nevil Shute , 1953 single work novel
Nevil Shute Again 1953 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 13 May vol. 74 no. 3822 1953; (p. 2)

— Review of In the Wet Nevil Shute , 1953 single work novel
Untitled Scrutarius , 1953 single work review
— Appears in: Walkabout , vol. 19 no. 7 1953; (p. 45)

— Review of In the Wet Nevil Shute , 1953 single work novel
Untitled Scrutarius , 1953 single work review
— Appears in: Walkabout , vol. 19 no. 7 1953; (p. 45)

— Review of In the Wet Nevil Shute , 1953 single work novel
Nevil Shute Again 1953 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 13 May vol. 74 no. 3822 1953; (p. 2)

— Review of In the Wet Nevil Shute , 1953 single work novel
Stories Within Stories P. K. Elkin , 1954 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 15 no. 2 1954; (p. 111-114)

— Review of In the Wet Nevil Shute , 1953 single work novel
Nevil Shute - Exile by Choice Jack W. Bennett , 1988 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: A Sense of Exile : Essays in the Literature of the Asia-Pacific Region 1988; (p. 81-87)
Sky Politics : Nevil Shute’s In the Wet Gillian Polack , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: Aurealis : Australian Fantasy and Science Fiction , no. 87 2016;
Last amended 30 Nov 2015 14:42:15
Subjects:
  • Australian Outback, Central Australia,
  • c
    England,
    c
    c
    United Kingdom (UK),
    c
    Western Europe, Europe,
  • Gulf of Carpentaria area, Far North Queensland, Queensland,
  • Northern Territory,
Settings:
  • 1950s
  • 1980s
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