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Shute, Nevil 1899-1960

Works: 862 works in 4,715 publications in 21 languages and 45,250 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Science fiction  War fiction  Romance fiction  Apocalyptic fiction  Drama  Film adaptations  Science fiction films  War stories  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Bibliographic antecedent, Contributor, Author of introduction, Other, Creator, Conceptor, Scenarist, Author of screenplay
Classifications: PR6027.O54, 823.912
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On the beach by Nevil Shute( Book )

363 editions published between 1935 and 2020 in 11 languages and held by 5,559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel about the survivors of an atomic war, who face an inevitable end as radiation poisoning moves toward Australia from the North
A town like Alice by Nevil Shute( Book )

310 editions published between 1950 and 2019 in 8 languages and held by 3,148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel told partly in flashbacks about a girl's search for the Australian she met in Malaya during World War II. "A harrowing, exciting, and in the end very satisfying war romance. A Town Like Alice tells of a young woman who miraculously survived a Japanese "death march" in World War II, and of an Australian soldier, also a prisoner of war, who offered to help her--even at the cost of his life
Trustee from the toolroom by Nevil Shute( Book )

69 editions published between 1960 and 2018 in English and held by 2,007 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adventure on the high seas and in the air
Pastoral by Nevil Shute( Book )

144 editions published between 1944 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 1,921 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love story of an English bomber pilot and a pretty W.A.A.F. officer during the World War
Pied piper by Nevil Shute( Book )

138 editions published between 1941 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set against the devastation that was France after Dunkirk, this is the story of a strange journey. The characters are a seventy-year-old Englishman, a young and beautiful French girl, and a group of children of various nationalities. When John Howard decides to end his holiday in the Jura Mountains, knowing nothing about the crumbling of the western front, he agrees to escort two young English children across France and home to England. The children are excited at the prospect of fresh experiences--and the man is worried that he has accepted a task that he is not well-fitted to fulfill. The journey starts. At first it is fun. But very soon the war makes itself felt. Trains have stopped--busses are being attacked--roads are choked with refugees. And John Howard takes on heavier responsibilities as his little band grows, child after child, mile after mile. At Chartres fate brings him surprising aid in the person of Nicole, who will help him on toward Brest. The children, to whom John Howard is father and mother combined, play about him quite undaunted by the tragic scenes. But travel becomes more difficult and hazardous, the danger of discovery greater--until their arrival at the coast and the realization of their worst fears. It is then that the courage of the old Englishman is put to the severest test. --
The chequer board by Nevil Shute( Book )

108 editions published between 1947 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After sustaining a head injury in an air crash, John Turner is told he has only a year to live. He decides to spend that time making the journey to Rangoon, Burma, in a flying boat to rescue a friend who has gone native
Round the bend : a novel by Nevil Shute( Book )

91 editions published between 1950 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 1,840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Owner of a Near East freight airline applies his religious philosophy to everyday problems
The far country by Nevil Shute( Book )

122 editions published between 1952 and 2019 in 4 languages and held by 1,748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jennifer flees drab post-war London and falls for Carl in Australia, even though they come from very different worlds
The breaking wave by Nevil Shute( Book )

89 editions published between 1955 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homecoming of RAF soldier is saddened aby death of the Wren sweetheart of his brother, killed in action
An old captivity by Nevil Shute( Book )

110 editions published between 1895 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 1,396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aviator contracts to take an Oxford Don to Greenland, and there to discover the truth of whether the Norwegians were the first settlers in Greenland
The rainbow and the rose by Nevil Shute( Book )

77 editions published between 1958 and 2010 in English and German and held by 1,382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using an unusual technique, Captain Ronnie Clarke describes the exciting career of his test-pilot friend while helping to rescue him after a desperate crash landing
In the wet by Nevil Shute( Book )

76 editions published between 1953 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is the wet season in the Australian outback. Drunk and delirious, an old ex-pilot known as "Pisspot Stevie" lies dying in a remote cabin in the Queensland bush. When a priest named Roger Hargreaves comes upon him, Stevie is smoking opium to relieve the pain of his last moments. The priest listens as Stevie, in an opium-fueled haze, begins to describe a very different life he once lived--not in the past, but decades in the future, as a mixed-race aviator who finds love and glory in service to the Queen
No highway, a novel by Nevil Shute( Book )

135 editions published between 1948 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British researcher tries to find out why new transatlantic planes fail
Beyond the black stump : a novel by Nevil Shute( Book )

68 editions published between 1956 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 1,239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of the unsuccessful love of an American geologist for a beautiful West Australian girl
Most secret by Nevil Shute( Book )

97 editions published between 1945 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In their trusty fishing boat Genevieve, armed with only a flame thrower and limited ammunition, a small group of officers and men take a stand against the might of the German army after the fall of France in World War II. This is classic Shute: a thrilling adventure about the heroism of ordinary men that will keep you on the edge of your seat, cheering them on
Stephen Morris by Nevil Shute( Book )

61 editions published between 1961 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,084 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These two linked novels have flying as a shared theme. In Stephen Morris we see the eponymous hero leaving Oxford University unable to marry his girl because of a lack of prospects. He starts as a mechanic and a pilot at a friends aerodrome business. In Pilotage, Peter Dennison is to start as a junior partner at a firm in China. The woman he wishes to marry can't accept his proposal if it means going to live in Hong Kong. Dennison has to find a way to make money and marry
Landfall : a channel story by Nevil Shute( Book )

108 editions published between 1900 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

R.A.F. pilot, accused of sinking British submarine, takes dangerous assignment and his girl clears up the mystery
Ordeal; a novel by Nevil Shute( Book )

15 editions published between 1939 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Concerns the effect of imagined aerial bombing on the British city of Southampton -- a major maritime centre -- in the early part of World War II. The novel addresses the issues of the aftermath of bombing, such as the spread of disease from lack of clean water, and what may be done to relieve the distress of those affected by it. On the initial day of publication, a thousand copies of the novel were distributed free of charge to ARP [Air Raid Precautions] members to inform them of what they may expect. Peter Corbett, a local lawyer, his wife, Joan, and their three children make the decision to move away from the war zone after their house, and Corbett's offices, are destroyed. They move aboard their small yacht, kept on the river Hamble, but quickly realise that escaping to ports further from Southampton is the only answer. However, because of the fears of cholera and other diseases, many ports are under quarantine. Whilst on the open water of the English Channel, the Corbetts go to the assistance of some downed British naval pilots. Their commanding officer suggests that the family should head for the French port of Brest -- where Corbett may volunteer for war service and his family may board a liner for the safety of Canada. They take this advice and the novel closes."--Wikipedia
The legacy : a novel by Nevil Shute( Book )

23 editions published between 1950 and 1990 in English and Dutch and held by 831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A London typist, former prisoner of Japanese in Malaya, returns to thank the villagers who sheltered her and to marry an Australian cattleman
Lonely road by Nevil Shute( Book )

83 editions published between 1932 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rich middle-aged man finds his lonely life turned upside down when he falls in love with a pretty dance hostess and becomes involved in exposing a conspiracy to sabotage the British General Election. But his dogged pursuit of the criminals will throw his life and the lives of those he cares about into grave danger
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Audience level: 0.36 (from 0.22 for The legacy ... to 0.88 for As coplas ...)

WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
On the beach
A town like AliceTrustee from the toolroomPastoralPied piperThe chequer boardRound the bend : a novelThe far countryThe breaking wave
Alternative Names
Nelvil Shute Norway 1899-1960

Nevil Shute angielski powieściopisarz

Nevil Shute anglický letecký konstruktér a romanopisec

Nevil Shute British writer and engineer

Nevil Shute Brits auteur

Nevil Shute engelsk forfatter

Nevil Shute englischer Schriftsteller, Flugzeugingenieur und Pilot

Nevil Shute ingénieur aéronautique, aviateur et écrivain britannique

Nevil Shute romanziere e ingegnere aeronautico britannico

Norway, N.S.

Norway, Nevil S. 1899-1960

Norway Nevil Shute

Norway Nevil Shute 1899-1960

Norwey Nevil Shute

Shute, N. 1899-1960

Shute, Nevie

Shute, Nevil

Shute Norway, Nevil

Shute Norway, Nevil 1899-1960

Šut, Nevil

Невил Шут английски авиоинженер и писател

Невил Шүт

Невіл Шют

Шют Невил

נוויל שוט

נוויל שוט סופר בריטי

נויל, שוט

נויל, שוט 1899-1960

נורוי, נויל שוט 1899-1960

שאואט, נוויל, 1899-1960

שוט, נוויל 1899־1960

שוט, נויל

שוט, נויל 1899-1960

نویل شوت

نيفل شيوت، 1899-1960

نيفيل شوت

노르웨이, 네빌 슈트 1899-1960

슈트, 네빌 1899-1960

シュート, ネヴィル