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by Elleston Trevor

eBook The Flight of the Phoenix epub
  • ISBN: 0060762225
  • Author: Elleston Trevor
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Subcategory: Genre Fiction
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: HarperEntertainment (November 30, 2004)
  • ePUB size: 1630 kb
  • FB2 size 1139 kb
  • Formats doc lit rtf lrf


Elleston Trevor (17 February 1920 – 21 July 1995) was a British novelist and playwright who wrote under several pseudonyms. Born Trevor Dudley-Smith, he eventually changed his name to Elleston Trevor.

Elleston Trevor (17 February 1920 – 21 July 1995) was a British novelist and playwright who wrote under several pseudonyms. Trevor worked in many genres, but is principally remembered for his 1964 adventure story The Flight of the Phoenix, written as Elleston Trevor, and for a series of Cold War thrillers featuring the British secret agent Quiller, written under the pseudonym Adam Hall. In all, Trevor wrote over 100 books.

My first experience with The Flight of the Phoenix was seeing the original movie version which was released in. .The similarities are remarkable, but Elleston Trevor's masterpiece of 1964 recounts the tale of an airplane crash in the Libyan desert, not a spacecraft on Mars.

My first experience with The Flight of the Phoenix was seeing the original movie version which was released in 1965, starring James Stewart and Richard Attenborough. It's always been one of my favourites, a battle against the harsh desert after a plane crash in a sand storm. At the time I had no idea it was based on a novel. The personnel aboard the plane must coalesce into a team if they are to escape.

The Flight of the Phoenix is a 1964 novel by Elleston Trevor. The plot involves the crash of a transport aircraft in the middle of a desert and the survivors' desperate attempt to save themselves. The book was the basis for the 1965 film The Flight of the Phoenix starring James Stewart and the 2004 remake titled Flight of the Phoenix. The Flight of the Phoenix came at the midpoint of Trevor's career and led to a bidding war over its film rights.

In 1946 he used the pseudonym Elleston Trevor for a non-mystery book, and later made it his legal name. He also wrote under the pseudonyms of Adam Hall, Simon Rattray, Mansell Black, Trevor Burgess, Roger Fitzalan, Howard North, Warwick Scott, Caesar Smith, and Lesley Stone. Even though he wrote thrillers, mysteries, plays, juvenile novels, and short stories, his best-known works are The Flight of the Phoenix written as Elleston Trevor and the series about British secret agent Quiller written as Adam Hall

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'Trevor is extremely deft with taut thrilling novels originally and unexpectedly plotted. I had just watched the Flight of the Phoenix (the good Jimmy Stewart version, not the crummy John Moore film!) and remembered I'd read the book back in high school. Gardner reads equally well with and American or a British accent. I like to hunt down old books, so I found this (apparently British school version) of the story of the Phoenix. It's one of those "engineer tear-jerkers" - like Apollo 13 - where a few people make the decision to do something great in the face of disaster and it takes more brains than brawn to get it done.

Flight of the Phoenix" held my attention, as an adventure novel should. In the middle of the book he becomes the most important character

Flight of the Phoenix" held my attention, as an adventure novel should. What makes this book stand out is a character who is ignored for the first half of the book, because he's quiet and keeps to himself. In the middle of the book he becomes the most important character. In the penultimate chapter the plot twists around this character in what has to be most unexpected surprise I've ever seen in a novel

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An aircraft goes down in the Sahara Desert, leaving its passengers at the mercy of horrific conditions that threaten to tear them apart and destroy them all during a long three-week survival ordeal. Reissue. (A Twentieth Century Fox film, releasing Fall 2004, directed by John Moore, starring Dennis Quaid, Tyrese Gibson, Miranda Otto, Giovanni Ribisi, & Scott Michael Campbell) (Suspense)
Comments: (7)
Cildorais
This is probably the most known work by British writer Eleeston Trevor. No wonder it was adapted twice by Hollywood. (but forget the second, lousy and despicable adaptation starring Dennis Quaid. Stick with the 1965 movie starring James Stewart.)

The bunch of characters are very well defined inside the limited scope of the plot, and the narrative flows effortlessly and gripping. A very good book. The adaptation to the 1965 movie was not so difficult, since the history is not too long, and there aren't any sub plots occurring at other places at the same time, the history is pretty much linear.
Akinonris
I had just watched the Flight of the Phoenix (the good Jimmy Stewart version, not the crummy John Moore film!) and remembered I'd read the book back in high school. I like to hunt down old books, so I found this (apparently British school version) of the story of the Phoenix.

It's one of those "engineer tear-jerkers" - like Apollo 13 - where a few people make the decision to do something great in the face of disaster and it takes more brains than brawn to get it done.

The story is simple - a cargo plane is trapped in a sandstorm in the Libyan desert and crashes. The survivors at first hope to be rescued, but soon realize that nobodies looking for them. They choose different paths - some still hope for rescue and the British captain tries to walk out of the desert. One of the passengers, Springer, proposes to build an airplane from the wreckage. This outlandish idea gains support (although conflict with the idea continues through the book - especially between young Springer and the "ancient pelican" pilot - Townes. Although Springer is an "airplane designer," there's a twist to his background that almost kills the effort.

How the passengers manage to stay alive in the desert with little water and only dates to eat will keep you at the edge of your seat.

You can probably guess the ending, but I won't spoil it here in case you haven't read the book or seen the movie.

Its an oldy but goody!
Coidor
What a classic setup. Twelve men stranded in the Libyan desert after a plane crash. All the elements trying to kill them. Only limited water, with civilization 200 miles away. How will they save themselves?
I kept thinking of the line from 'Raiders of the Lost Ark': "If you're thinking of escape, the desert is three weeks in every direction." It's natural to put yourself in the characters' situation, and wonder how you'd do in their shoes; instead I just found myself promising to avoid the desert at all costs from now on. Trevor's knowledge of aviation is spot-on, and his descriptions of relentlessly encroaching thirst are cringe-worthy. A compelling, lightning-fast read.
Drelalak
This was a wonderful book. A true adventure of man and nature. Wonder why I love Les Stroud so much. Just one warning before reading this book: make sure you have a case of water sitting behind you as you turn the dry pages. Do not attempt to read in a hot car or on the first base line of Nationals Stadium on a Sunday afternoon.
Pedora
I loved this book finally reading it after watching the Jimmy Stewart movie years ago . As an aerospace engineer myself i find these types of books fascinating
Xlisiahal
A hard-driving masterpiece among survival drama. Captivating and addictive. The dialogue and characterization constructed with true genius. Seemingly limitless quotable lines and a fast-paced read. This novel is a major achivement.
Getaianne
Great novel! A classic! I also recommend the 1965 original movie with James Stewart, Hardy Kruger and Richard Attenborough
Great book adapted into 2 great movies.
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