Nevil Shute | Critical Essay by Hassoldt Davis

This literature criticism consists of approximately 2 pages of analysis & critique of Nevil Shute.
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Critical Essay by Hassoldt Davis

["Ordeal"] is an astonishing performance for the author of last year's best-seller, "Kindling." If that random tale was escape from reality, this is an incursion upon it, the grim reality of the possible war in England which has concerned us for a considerable time. It is not alarmist; it is sane fiction laconically suggesting the dilemma of the average man in the event of England being attacked from the air. Mr. Shute states at the end of his book, "If a writer has any quality of value to the community it is that of using his imagination to foresee what lies ahead of us," and though that assertion may not be universally applicable it is peculiarly so in his own case, for not only has he the novelist's skill to present his forecast dramatically, but his long experience as an...

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Buy the Critical Essay by Kathleen Sproul
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