Authors/Contributors

Julian Smith, Ithaca College

Document Type

Article

Date

10-1971

Embargo Period

1-21-2011

Keywords

Nevil Shute Norway collection, novelists, aerospace engineering

Language

English

Disciplines

English Language and Literature | European History | Literature in English, British Isles

Description/Abstract

Because it contains much unpublished autobiographical material and early or variant drafts of his published fiction, the Nevil Shute Norway manuscript collection on microfilm at Syracuse University offers an unusually fine chance to study in depth a popular writer who brought pleasure to millions of readers through a career spanning three decades.

The essence of "Nevil Shute" is found most properly through his novels, not his life; therefore, the major emphasis here is on his fiction. But as his fiction grew out of his experiences and interests in a way not common among popular writers, a brief guide to his life is necessary for understanding his work.

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