The Cruel Sea
1951 First Edition
Publisher - Casell & Company, London.
Cover is hard bound in blue cloth. Corners are bumped and fading on spine.
No Dust Jacket is present.
End Papers are intact, white.
Preliminaries – Table of Contents; Map of the tlantic Ocea; Author's Note; Before The Curtain.
Main Text Body - 416 Pages. Fine and clean.
Edges are even and unworn. Some foxing on all edges.
Spine is tight with no gutter damage. White lettering.
Page Structure is sound with no missing pages.
The novel, based on the author's experience of serving in corvettes in the North Atlantic during World War 2, gives a matter-of-fact but moving portrayal of ordinary men learning to fight and survive in a violent, exhausting battle against the elements and a ruthless enemy. The novel was filmed by Ealing Studios in 1953, directed by Charles Frend and starring Jack Hawkins.
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