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On the Beach | Study Guide

Nevil Shute

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On the Beach | Character Map

Peter Holmes Dedicated naval officer; devoted family man Colleagues Colleagues Colleagues Relatives Platonic lovers Friends Spouses Daughter Daughter Moira Davidson Charming, yet bitter young woman; seeks escape in alcohol Dwight Towers Dutiful submarine commander; loyal family man John Osborne Young scientist; faces mankind's demise with curiosity Jennifer Holmes Healthy toddler; doomed to die before she is three Mary Holmes Young wife; new mother living in denial
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