Nevil Shute


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Shute, Nevil

(Nevil Shute Norway), 1899–1960, English novelist, b. Ealing, Middlesex, grad. Oxford, 1922. After serving in World War I, he was manager of a construction company until 1938. He fought also in World War II and emigrated to Australia in 1950. Shute wrote 26 novels and was one the best-selling novelists of his era. His fast-paced novels usually illustrate moral themes. They include Ordeal (1939), The Pied Piper (1944), On the Beach (1957), and Trustee from the Toolroom (1960).
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'Nevil Shute' was the pseudonym used by British-born Australian aerospace engineer and novelist Nevil Shute Norway (1899-1960).
This reviewer must be typical of so many lovers of popular novels (and one would never use the words 'trashy' or 'pulp') in that Nevil Shute's No Highway was the first story to impact on one's young adult awareness of what novels can do -- their particular magic.
The acclaimed novel by Nevil Shute was out of print.
For the literary-minded, the way is open for students to read John Hersey's Hiroshima or Nevil Shute's On the Beach.
Sheppard's inclusion of international authors, including Robertson Davies or Nevil Shute, as well as a number of works in translation from France, Italy or Japan, is to be commended, as is his listing of a number of feminist works.
Though Aldous Huxley, Nevil Shute, Italo Calvino, George Orwell, and Vladimir Nabokov did impressive work, they were little emulated.
Fictional Death and the Modernist Enterprise is ambitious in its coverage (which effectively extends from Everyman to Beloved) and capacious in its range (even Nevil Shute rates a mention).
Nevil Shute in his autobiography Slide Rule deals quite throughly with what went on between the two design teams.
1960: Author Nevil Shute, best known for A Town Like Alice, died in Melbourne, Australia, where he had emigrated in 1950.
Nevil Shute's On the Beach is a harbinger of a radiation-wrecked future, and Stanley Kramer's film adaptation captures the hysteria of a nuclear holocaust.
Favorite books that connected us to the war include The Guernsey Literary and Sweet Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows, about English civilians living on Guernsey Island under German occupation; A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute, in which an Aussie and an Englishwoman fall in love while prisoners of war in Malaya; Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand, an amazing true story about a GI who survives a crash in the Pacific and a brutal Japanese POW camp; and Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford, in which Japanese Americans are sent to internment camps.