Nevil Shute Norway (1899-1960) was an English-Australian novelist as well as an aeronautical engineer. He dropped the “Norway” from his pen name in order to protect his engineering career. His novels are not divided into series, but rather three categories – Pre-War (mostly pre-1940), War (1938-1947) and Australia (1948-1960). As he was an aeronautical engineer, aviation plays a big part in his novels.

Nevil Shute became a published author in 1926 with Marazan. Below is a list of Nevil Shute’s books in order of when they were originally published:

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


Marazan(1926) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
So Disdained(1928) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lonely Road(1932) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ruined City(1938) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
What Happened to the Corbetts(1939) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
An Old Captivity(1940) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Landfall(1940) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pied Piper(1942) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pastoral(1944) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Most Secret(1945) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Vinland the Good(1946) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Chequer Board(1947) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
No Highway(1948) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Town Like Alice(1950) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Round the Bend(1951) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Far Country(1952) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
In the Wet(1953) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Slide Rule(1954) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Requiem for a Wren(1955) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Beyond the Black Stump(1956) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
On the Beach(1957) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Rainbow and the Rose(1958) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Trustee from the Toolroom(1960) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Stephen Morris(1961) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Stories


The Seafearers(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: So Disdained was also published as The Mysterious Aviator. Ruined City was also published as Kindling. What Happened to the Corbetts was also published as Ordeal. A Town Like Alice was also titled The Legacy. Requiem for a Wren was also titled The Breaking Wave.

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  • Val Norris

    The name of the book written in 1944 was ‘Pastoral’ not Pastrol.

    • Brandon

      Thanks!

  • Bubby

    Where is the book “Kindling” listed? Great book, probably his 6th best.