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by Shoshana Milgram,Dan Telfair,Nevil Shute

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Shoshana Milgram,Dan Telfair,Nevil Shute
The Paper Tiger (May 15, 2002)
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Author/Artist et. nevil shute shoshana milgram dan telfair.

By (author) Nevil Shute, Foreword by Dan Telfair, Introduction by Shoshana Milgram. Free delivery worldwide.

Dan Telfair, Shoshana Milgram.

THE SEAFARERS, a novella written by Nevil Shute in the years 1946-47 and published now for the first time, dramatizes one of his most important themes: the life-giving joy of productive work. The story line is elegantly simple. As World War II winds down, Donald Wolfe (a senior naval lieutenant) and Jean Porter (a boat's crew Wren) meet when he brings his motor gunboat to Portland harbor to be dismantled and disarmed. Dan Telfair, Shoshana Milgram.

Nevil Shute was a pioneer in the world of flying long before he began to write the stories that made him a bestselling . They are the last generation, the innocent victims of an accidental war, living out their last days, making do with what they have, hoping for a miracle.

Nevil Shute was a pioneer in the world of flying long before he began to write the stories that made him a bestselling novelist. As the deadly rain moves ever closer, the world as we know it winds toward an inevitable end.

Just better Post war activities  .

Telfair, Dan (2002). Retrieved 24 April 2011. "Nevil Shute Foundation-Title". Nevil Shute Foundation. Archived from the original on 7 December 2017. "Books: The Two Lives of Nevil Shute" Archived 20 February 2011 at the Wayback Machine, Time, 25 January 1960. Nevil Shute Norway Foundation. Archived from the original on 28 September 2011. Retrieved 18 August 2011. Haigh, Gideon (June 2007).

The Seafarers is a curiosity, a novella resurrected from Shute's unpublished papers, restored and published as a labor of love by a group of Shute fans. The story is a simple one, involving a British naval lieutenant and a Wren. They meet in the immediate aftermath of WW II, as the lieutenant's torpedo boat is being decommissioned at Portsmouth. Both are at loose ends as to postwar plans, love the sea, and have no training for other work.

The Seafarers is a novella by Nevil Shute, written in the late 1940s but unpublished until 2002. Shute wrote the first draft of The Seafarers in 1946–47, and rewrote it shortly afterwards, but he apparently put it aside

The Seafarers is a novella by Nevil Shute, written in the late 1940s but unpublished until 2002. Shute wrote the first draft of The Seafarers in 1946–47, and rewrote it shortly afterwards, but he apparently put it aside. In 1948 he rewrote it again as Blind Understanding (unpublished), but left that manuscript incomplete. Some of the themes in The Seafarers and Blind Understanding emerged later in Requiem for a Wren, published in 1955.

  • Golkree
A Must have for any Nevil Shute fan. The book is an early version of what was later to become The Breaking Wave - though vastly different and much shorter. If you are one of those who wish Shute had written twenty more novels, you owe yourself a copy of this novelette.
  • Kage
Beautiful copy - enjoyed the letter in the front telling about the book and Mr. shute.
  • Ndlaitha
I'm a huge Shute fan. I have virtually all of his books, sometimes in multiple editions. I bought this to fill out my set. However, the publication of this early draft as a finished book does not do Nevil a service. It's like reading a class assignment where the students are asked to write a short story in the style of Shute.

I'm not a big fan of books based on unfinished manuscripts where the writer dies before he finished. But a manuscript published post mortem where it is clear the author didn't choose to publish it, that sucks.

Just writing this has caused me to reduce my rating from 3 to 2.
  • Small Black
The two star rating that Ronald Mayo gave THE SEAFARERS is justified. Shute himself did not think the book was publishable, and didn’t. But I can’t be harsh with Paper Tiger for doing so. I’ve read all of Shute’s other books, long ago. Even this skeletal not-very-believable outline made me remember how splendid an author Shute was. It would be difficult for him to publish today. The intellectual climate has changed, and all of the virtues Shute championed are mocked or condemned. No publisher would touch his work today. It is our loss. THE SEAFARERS is not a good novel. But it reminds us of all the good novels Shute did write: ON THE BEACH, ROUND THE BEND, BEYOND THE BLACK STUMP etc. It is time to reread them, savor their virtues, and recognize that they have great unacknowledged merit.

I would disagree with the publisher and the other commenters. THE SEAFARERS does not seem to me a precursor to REQUIEM FOR A WREN (which for a change, was better titled by the American publisher as the ironic THE BREAKING WAVE.) so much as a precursor to ROUND THE BEND (with BEND’s emphasis on salvation by work) and A TOWN LIKE ALICE (salvation by work and using talents to their limits.) I think the publisher was more influenced by the still unpublished “Blind Understanding.” But the execution of the theme missed fire, and Shute knew it. He would try again and succeed with the three novels I’ve mentioned.
  • Jogas
I really enjoyed this book. Although a predecessor to Requiem for a Wren it is vastly different.

As the story begins WWII is over and Naval officer Donald Wolfe is doing his last chores in the service. He meets Wren Jean Porter and they fall quietly in love, as Shute's characters tend to do.

Donald and Jean agree to meet after they are both out of the service but, to Donald's dismay, he learns Jean comes from a wealthy family. Their meeting is a dismal failure.

Neither can settle to civilian life and they drift back to working with ships. They meet again, and this time things go better for them.

I wish Shute had developed this into a full length book, but as it stands it is a fascinating look at life after war. Shute fully captures the restlessness of the men and women who returned home only to learn that their old "normal" isn't something they can return to.
  • Trash Obsession
The novella "The Seafarers" is the first new work by Nevil Shute published since 1961, and it will come as both a delight and a reminder to readers familiar with his other works.
The story is in many ways a different treatment of some of the themes which were at the core of his later book "Requiem for a Wren", published in the US under the title "The Breaking Wave". Readers of that book will recognize the character of Leading Wren Jean Porter, who finds her direction in life altered but unclear following five years of military service during WW2. Unlike the gothic and ultimately tragic themes of the later book, however, "The Seafarers" shows her finding a path in which her life is built up on the basis of her wartime experiences, instead of being destroyed by them.
It goes without saying that this novella, written around 1946-1947, shows Shute at the very height of his powers as a storyteller. His narrative skill and observation of characters is fully on a par with later works like "A Town Like Alice" and "Round the Bend". While it is perhaps fashionable in these days to decry Shute's storytelling as overly-simplistic and out-of-date, readers who have enjoyed his other works will enjoy this one also, and will recognise in it the common theme of almost all of his books - that '. . . the true success is to labour.'