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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