American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Shute, Nevil Pen name of Nevil Shute Norway. 1899-1960. British writer whose novels include A Town Like Alice (1950) and On the Beach (1957), both set in Australia.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See chute, shoot.
- n. Same as tram in the sense of ‘twisted silk.’
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. English writer who settled in Norway after World War II (1899-1960)
“Shute is one of the rare writers to have applied it to a whole group of people - the last of humanity - and carried out the thought experiment as to how people like him (and I suppose people rather like me) would react.”
“What I like about Shute is that I don't always have any idea what kind of story he's going to tell when he starts out.”
“It is a round, two-storied, yellow little fortification, standing at one end of a green marsh known as Shute's Folly Island.”
“Portraits by artists from the mid 1830s, such as Dr. Samuel and Ruth Shute , will be contrasted with works by 20th-century artists like James Castle .”
“After "hours of coaxing and several gallons of China tea", the journalist Nerina Shute eventually got him to open up.”
“A forthcoming novel, Directive 51, by John Barnes, does indeed contemplate them, much as in the 1950s Nevil Shute imagined the world after nuclear war in On the Beach.”
“On The Beach is a fictitious work by Nevil Shute that chronicles the story of the last few people remaining on earth after a nuclear holocaust.”
“The worst of it is, that throughout the book Shute makes it clear that this is not a natural disaster.”
“Shute does a delightful job intertwining the stories of several people so that I felt like I knew and could be friends which each one of the characters.”
“Right now, we are focusing on things that can be easily solved," said Lindsey Lusher Shute, head of the National Young Farmers Coalition and the lead author of a recent report detailing the challenges facing the next generation of agrarians in the U.S.”
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