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John Buchan - Author

About the Author

John Buchan led a truly extraordinary life: he was a diplomat, soldier, barrister, journalist, historian, politician, publisher, poet and novelist. He was born in Perth in 1875, the eldest son of a Free Church of Scotland minister, and educated at Hutcheson’s Grammar School in Glasgow. He graduated from Glasgow University then took a scholarship to Brasenose College, Oxford. During his time there – ‘spent peacefully in an enclave like a monastery’ – he wrote two historical novels.

In 1901 he became a barrister of the Middle Temple and a private secretary to the High Commissioner for South Africa. In 1907 he married Susan Charlotte Grosvenor; they had three sons and a daughter. After spells as a war correspondent, Lloyd George’s Director of Information and a Conservative MP, Buchan – now Sir John Buchan, Baron Tweedsmuir of Elsfield - moved to Canada in 1935 where he had been appointed Governor-General.

Despite poor health throughout his life, Buchan’s literary output was remarkable – thirty novels, over sixty non-fiction books, including biographies of Sir Walter Scott and Oliver Cromwell, and seven collections of short stories. In 1928 he won the prestigious James Tait Black Memorial Prize, Britain’s oldest literary prize for his biography of the Marquis of Montrose. Buchan’s distinctive thrillers – ‘shockers’ as he called them – were characterised by suspenseful atmosphere, conspiracy theories and romantic heroes, notably Richard Hannay (based on the real-life military spy William Ironside) and Sir Edward Leithen. Buchan was a favourite writer of Alfred Hitchcock, whose screen adaptation of The Thirty-Nine Steps was phenomenally successful.

John Buchan served as Governor-General of Canada until his death in 1940, the year his autobiography Memory Hold-the-door was published. His last novel Sick Heart River was published posthumously in 1941.

Featured books by John Buchan

Other books by John Buchan

The Watcher by the Threshold

The Watcher by the Threshold

Author: John Buchan Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/07/2018

The Watcher by the Threshold

The Watcher by the Threshold

Author: John Buchan Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/07/2018

SPY THRILLERS - Boxed Set

SPY THRILLERS - Boxed Set

This meticulously edited spy collection is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents:Introduction:The World's Greatest Military Spies and Secret Service Agents (George Barton)My Adventures as a Spy (Robert Baden-Powell)Novels:John Buchan:The 39 StepsGreenmantleMr StandfastThe Three HostagesThe Island of SheepThe Courts of the MorningThe Green WildebeestHuntingtowerCastle GayThe House of the Four WindsThe Power-HouseJohn MacnabThe Dancing FloorThe Gap in the CurtainSick Heart RiverSing a Song of SixpenceE. Phillips Oppenheim:The Spy ParamountThe Great ImpersonationLast Train Out The Double Traitor Havoc The SpymasterAmbrose Lavendale, Diplomat The Vanished MessengerThe Dumb Gods Speak The Pawns CourtThe Box With Broken SealsThe Great Prince ShanThe Devil's PawThe Bird of ParadiseThe Zeppelin's PassengerThe Kingdom of the BlindThe Illustrious Prince The Lost AmbassadorMysterious Mr. SabinThe Betrayal The Colossus of ArcadiaErskine Childers:The Riddle of the SandsJoseph Conrad:The Secret AgentJohn R. Coryell:The Great Spy SystemWilliam Le Queux:The Great War in England in 1897The Invasion of 1910Whoso Findeth a WifeOf Royal BloodHer Majesty's MinisterThe Under-SecretaryThe Czar's SpySpies of the KaiserThe Price of PowerHer Royal HighnessAt the Sign of the SwordNumber 70, BerlinThe Way to WinThe Zeppelin DestroyerSant of the Secret ServiceFred M. White:The Romance of the Secret Service FundBy Woman's WitThe Mazaroff RifleIn the ExpressThe Almedi ConcessionThe Other Side of the Chess-BoardThree of ThemRobert W. Chambers:In SecretThe Dark StarThe Slayer of SoulsThe Flaming JewelJames Fenimore Cooper:The Spy: A Tale of the Neutral GroundArthur Conan Doyle:His Last BowTalbot Mundy:Jimgrim and Allah's PeaceThe Iblis at LuddThe Seventeen Thieves of El-KalilThe Lion of PetraThe Woman AyishaThe Lost TrooperAffair in ArabyA Secret SocietyMoses and Mrs. AintreeThe Mystery of Khufu's Tomb

Thirty-Nine Steps

Thirty-Nine Steps

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 14/06/2018

Set in 1914, during World War I, "e;The Thirty-Nine Steps"e; is a novel by Scottish novelist, historian, biographer John Buchan (1875 - 1940): Richard Hannay, the protagonist and narrator and an expatriate Scot, returns to his new home, a flat in London, after a long stay in Rhodesia to begin a new life. One night he is buttonholed by a stranger, a well-travelled American, who claims to be in fear for his life.

Thirty-Nine Steps (John Buchan) (Literary Thoughts Edition)

Thirty-Nine Steps (John Buchan) (Literary Thoughts Edition)

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 14/06/2018

Literary Thoughts editionpresentsThe Thirty-Nine Stepsby John Buchan------"e;The Thirty-Nine Steps"e; is a novel by Scottish novelist, historian, biographer John Buchan (1875 - 1940). It is set during May and June 1914, when Richard Hannay, the protagonist and narrator and an expatriate Scot, returns to his new home, a flat in London, after a long stay in Rhodesia to begin a new life. One night he is buttonholed by a stranger, a well-travelled American, who claims to be in fear for his life. All books of the Literary Thoughts edition have been transscribed from original prints and edited for better reading experience. Please visit our homepage literarythoughts.com to see our other publications.

The Thirty-Nine Steps

The Thirty-Nine Steps

Author: John Buchan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/06/2018

'My guest was lying sprawled on his back. There was a long knife through his heart which skewered him to the floor' Richard Hannay has just returned to England after years in South Africa and is thoroughly bored with his life in London. But then a murder is committed in his flat, just days after a chance encounter with an American who had told him about an assassination plot which could have dire international consequences. An obvious suspect for the police and an easy target for the killers, Hannay goes on the run in his native Scotland where he will need all his courage and ingenuity to stay one step ahead of his pursuers. The Penguin English Library - collectable general readers' editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century to the end of the Second World War.

John Buchan: The Complete Supernatural Stories (20+ tales of horror and mystery: Fullcircle, The Watcher by the Threshold, The Wind in the Portico, The Grove of Ashtaroth, Tendebant Manus...)

John Buchan: The Complete Supernatural Stories (20+ tales of horror and mystery: Fullcircle, The Watcher by the Threshold, The Wind in the Portico, The Grove of Ashtaroth, Tendebant Manus...)

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 30/05/2018

John Buchan (1875-1940) was a Scottish novelist, historian, and Unionist politician. Buchan was an incredibly prolific writer, producing countless novels and works of non-fiction, many based on his time spent working for the colonial administrator of South Africa. His most famous work is the novel "e;The Thirty-Nine Steps"e;, but he also dabbled in supernatural stories, which are primarily about places - the haunted homes and wilds of the United Kingdom and the dangerous wilderness of Southern Africa. A number of the horrors encountered have their roots in ancient Celtic and Roman civilization.

Mr. Standfast

Mr. Standfast

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 27/05/2018

In this nail-biting adventure story, Hannay must outwit a foe far more intelligent than himself; muster the courage to propose to the lovely, clever Mary Lamington; and survive a brutal war. Although Mr. Standfast is a sequel to The Thirty-Nine Steps, it offers far more characterisation and philosophy than the earlier book. For its pace and suspense, its changes of scenery and thrilling descriptions of the last great battles against the Germans, Mr Standfast offers everything that has made its author so enduringly popular.

Prester John

Prester John

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 26/05/2018

Nineteen-year-old David Crawfurd travels from Scotland to South Africa to work as a storekeeper. On the voyage he encounters again John Laputa, the celebrated Zulu minister, of whom he has strange memories. In his remote store David finds himself with the key to a massive uprising led by the minister, who has taken the title of the mythical priest-king, Prester John. David's courage and his understanding of this man take him to the heart of the uprising, a secret cave in the Rooirand.

The Thirty Nine Steps (Heroes & Villains)

The Thirty Nine Steps (Heroes & Villains)

Author: John Buchan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/04/2018

May 1914. Britain is on the eve of war with Germany. Richard Hannay is living a quiet life in London, but after a chance encounter with a mysterious stranger he stumbles into a hair-raising adventure - a desperate hunt across the country and against the clock, pursued by the police and a cunning, ruthless enemy. Hannay's life and the security of Britain are in grave peril, and everything rests on the solution to a baffling enigma: what are the thirty-nine steps?

Mr. Standfast

Mr. Standfast

Author: John Buchan Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/04/2018

The Thirty-Nine Steps

The Thirty-Nine Steps

Author: John Buchan Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/04/2018

Witch Wood

Witch Wood

Author: John Buchan, Allan Massie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/03/2018

Buchan's favourite of all his novels, Witch Wood deals with the hypocrisy that can lie beneath god-fearing respectability. The book is set in the terrifying times of the first half of the seventeenth century when the Church of Scotland unleashed a wave of cruelty and intolerance. Minister Sempill witnesses devil worship in the 'Witch Wood' and is persecuted. It comes with an introduction by Allan Massie.

Thirty-Nine Steps

Thirty-Nine Steps

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Chios Classics brings literature's greatest works back to life for new generations.All our books contain a linked table of contents. The Thirty-Nine Steps is a famous adventure novel written by Scottish author John Buchan.The Thirty-Nine Steps, which has been adapted into multiple movies and a popular British television show, is the first book featuring Richard Hannay.

Greenmantle

Greenmantle

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Chios Classics brings literature's greatest works back to life for new generations.All our books contain a linked table of contents. Greenmantle, written by Scottish author John Buchan, is the second of five novels featuring Richard Hannay.Greenmantle, which is set during World War I, is the sequel to The Thirty-Nine Steps, which has been adapted into many movies and a popular British television show.

Three Hostages

Three Hostages

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

John Buchan was a Scottish writer and Unionist politician who served as Governor General of Canada. Buchan wrote a vast amount of books including the Richard Hannay novels that have recently been turned into a popular British television show. This edition of The Three Hostages includes a table of contents.

Island of Sheep

Island of Sheep

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

John Buchan was a Scottish writer and Unionist politician who served as Governor General of Canada. Buchan wrote a vast amount of books including the Richard Hannay novels that have recently been turned into a popular British television show. This edition of The Island of Sheep includes a table of contents.

Courts of the Morning

Courts of the Morning

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

John Buchan was a Scottish writer and Unionist politician who served as Governor General of Canada. Buchan wrote a vast amount of books including the Richard Hannay novels that have recently been turned into a popular British television show. This edition of The Courts of the Morning includes a table of contents.

Sick Heart River

Sick Heart River

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

John Buchan was a Scottish writer and Unionist politician who served as Governor General of Canada. Buchan wrote a vast amount of books including the Richard Hannay novels that have recently been turned into a popular British television show. This edition of Sick Heart River includes a table of contents.

Complete Richard Hannay Collection

Complete Richard Hannay Collection

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

John Buchan was a Scottish writer and Unionist politician who served as Governor General of Canada. Buchan wrote a vast amount of books including the Richard Hannay novels that have recently been turned into a popular British television show. This edition of The Complete Richard Hannay Collection includes an active table of contents for the following books:The Thirty-Nine StepsGreenmantleMr. StandfastThe Three HostagesThe Island of SheepThe Courts of the MorningSick Heart River

Book of Escapes and Hurried Journeys

Book of Escapes and Hurried Journeys

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

John Buchan was a Scottish writer and Unionist politician who served as Governor General of Canada. Buchan wrote a vast amount of books including the Richard Hannay novels that have recently been turned into a popular British television show. This edition of A Book of Escapes and Hurried Journeys includes a table of contents.

Sir Quixote of the Moors

Sir Quixote of the Moors

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

John Buchan was a Scottish writer and Unionist politician who served as Governor General of Canada. Buchan wrote a vast amount of books including the Richard Hannay novels that have recently been turned into a popular British television show. This edition of Sir Quixote of the Moors includes a table of contents.

Far Islands

Far Islands

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

John Buchan was a Scottish writer and Unionist politician who served as Governor General of Canada. Buchan wrote a vast amount of books including the Richard Hannay novels that have recently been turned into a popular British television show. This edition of The Far Islands includes a table of contents.

Watcher by the Threshold

Watcher by the Threshold

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

John Buchan was a Scottish writer and Unionist politician who served as Governor General of Canada. Buchan wrote a vast amount of books including the Richard Hannay novels that have recently been turned into a popular British television show. This edition of The Watcher by the Threshold includes a table of contents.

Scholar Gispies

Scholar Gispies

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

John Buchan was a Scottish writer and Unionist politician who served as Governor General of Canada. Buchan wrote a vast amount of books including the Richard Hannay novels that have recently been turned into a popular British television show. This edition of Scholar Gispies includes a table of contents.

Moon Endureth: Tales and Fantasies

Moon Endureth: Tales and Fantasies

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

John Buchan was a Scottish writer and Unionist politician who served as Governor General of Canada. Buchan wrote a vast amount of books including the Richard Hannay novels that have recently been turned into a popular British television show. This edition of The Moon Endureth: Tales and Fantasies includes a table of contents.

Grey Weather

Grey Weather

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

John Buchan was a Scottish writer and Unionist politician who served as Governor General of Canada. Buchan wrote a vast amount of books including the Richard Hannay novels that have recently been turned into a popular British television show. This edition of Grey Weather includes a table of contents.

Salute to Adventurers

Salute to Adventurers

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

John Buchan was a Scottish writer and Unionist politician who served as Governor General of Canada. Buchan wrote a vast amount of books including the Richard Hannay novels that have recently been turned into a popular British television show. This edition of Salute to Adventurers includes a table of contents.

Complete Sir Edward Leithen Collection

Complete Sir Edward Leithen Collection

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Karpathos publishes the greatest works of history's greatest authors and collects them to make it easy and affordable for readers to have them all at the push of a button. All of our collections include a linked table of contents.John Buchan was a Scottish writer who also served as the Governor General of Canada.Some of Buchan's most famous works are the historical novels that center around Sir Edward Leithen.This collection includes the following:The Power-HouseJohn MacnabThe Dancing FloorThe Gap in the CurtainSick Heart RiverThe Runagates Club

John Buchan Collection

John Buchan Collection

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Karpathos publishes the greatest works of history's greatest authors and collects them to make it easy and affordable for readers to have them all at the push of a button. All of our collections include a linked table of contents.John Buchan was a Scottish writer who also served as the Governor General of Canada.Buchan's most famous works centered around fictional characters such as Richard Hannay, Dickson McCunn, and Sir Edward Leithen.This collection includes the following:NOVELS:The Thirty-Nine StepsGreenmantleMr. StandfastHuntingtowerThe Power-HouseThe Half-HeartedJohn Burnet of BarnsA Lodge in the WildernessA Lost Lady of Old YearsThe Path of the KingPrester JohnSalute to AdventurersSir Quixote of the MoorsGrey WeatherSHORT STORIES:The Moon Endureth: Tales and FantasiesThe Watcher by the ThresholdThe Far IslandsNON-FICTION:A Book of Escapes and Hurried JourneysScholar Gispies

Power-House

Power-House

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

John Buchan was a Scottish writer and Unionist politician who served as Governor General of Canada. Buchan wrote a vast amount of books including the Richard Hannay novels that have recently been turned into a popular British television show. This edition of The Power-House includes a table of contents.

Half-Hearted

Half-Hearted

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

John Buchan was a Scottish writer and Unionist politician who served as Governor General of Canada. Buchan wrote a vast amount of books including the Richard Hannay novels that have recently been turned into a popular British television show. This edition of The Half-Hearted includes a table of contents.

John Burnet of Barns: A Romance

John Burnet of Barns: A Romance

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

John Buchan was a Scottish writer and Unionist politician who served as Governor General of Canada. Buchan wrote a vast amount of books including the Richard Hannay novels that have recently been turned into a popular British television show. This edition of John Burnet of Barns: A Romance includes a table of contents.

Lost Lady of Old Years

Lost Lady of Old Years

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

John Buchan was a Scottish writer and Unionist politician who served as Governor General of Canada. Buchan wrote a vast amount of books including the Richard Hannay novels that have recently been turned into a popular British television show. This edition of A Lost Lady of Old Years includes a table of contents.

Path of the King

Path of the King

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

John Buchan was a Scottish writer and Unionist politician who served as Governor General of Canada. Buchan wrote a vast amount of books including the Richard Hannay novels that have recently been turned into a popular British television show. This edition of The Path of the King includes a table of contents.

John Macnab

John Macnab

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

John Buchan was a Scottish writer and Unionist politician who served as Governor General of Canada. Buchan wrote a vast amount of books including the Richard Hannay novels that have recently been turned into a popular British television show. This edition of John Macnab includes a table of contents.

Dancing Floor

Dancing Floor

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

John Buchan was a Scottish writer and Unionist politician who served as Governor General of Canada. Buchan wrote a vast amount of books including the Richard Hannay novels that have recently been turned into a popular British television show. This edition of The Dancing Floor includes a table of contents.

Gap in the Curtain

Gap in the Curtain

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

John Buchan was a Scottish writer and Unionist politician who served as Governor General of Canada. Buchan wrote a vast amount of books including the Richard Hannay novels that have recently been turned into a popular British television show. This edition of The Gap in the Curtain includes a table of contents.

Magic Walking-Stick

Magic Walking-Stick

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

John Buchan was a Scottish writer and Unionist politician who served as Governor General of Canada. Buchan wrote a vast amount of books including the Richard Hannay novels that have recently been turned into a popular British television show. This edition of The Magic Walking-Stick includes a table of contents.

Midwinter

Midwinter

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

John Buchan was a Scottish writer and Unionist politician who served as Governor General of Canada. Buchan wrote a vast amount of books including the Richard Hannay novels that have recently been turned into a popular British television show. This edition of Midwinter includes a table of contents.

Prince of the Captivity

Prince of the Captivity

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

John Buchan was a Scottish writer and Unionist politician who served as Governor General of Canada. Buchan wrote a vast amount of books including the Richard Hannay novels that have recently been turned into a popular British television show. This edition of A Prince of the Captivity includes a table of contents.

Blanket of the Dark

Blanket of the Dark

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

John Buchan was a Scottish writer and Unionist politician who served as Governor General of Canada. Buchan wrote a vast amount of books including the Richard Hannay novels that have recently been turned into a popular British television show. This edition of The Blanket of the Dark includes a table of contents.

Witch Wood

Witch Wood

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

John Buchan was a Scottish writer and Unionist politician who served as Governor General of Canada. Buchan wrote a vast amount of books including the Richard Hannay novels that have recently been turned into a popular British television show. This edition of Witch Wood includes a table of contents.

Runagates Club

Runagates Club

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

John Buchan was a Scottish writer and Unionist politician who served as Governor General of Canada. Buchan wrote a vast amount of books including the Richard Hannay novels that have recently been turned into a popular British television show. This edition of The Runagates Club includes a table of contents.

Battle of the Somme First Phase

Battle of the Somme First Phase

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

The Battle of the Somme First Phase is the first part of Buchan's classic non-fiction work about the terrible battle in World War I.

Battle of the Somme Second Phase

Battle of the Somme Second Phase

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

The Battle of the Somme Second Phase is the second and final part of Buchan's classic non-fiction work about the terrible battle in World War I.

Complete Dickson McCunn Trilogy

Complete Dickson McCunn Trilogy

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Karpathos publishes the greatest works of history's greatest authors and collects them to make it easy and affordable for readers to have them all at the push of a button. All of our collections include a linked table of contents.John Buchan was a Scottish writer who also served as the Governor General of Canada.Some of Buchan's most famous works were the Dickson McCunn novels.This collection includes the following:HuntingtowerCastle GayThe House of the Four Winds

Huntingtower

Huntingtower

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

John Buchan was a Scottish writer and Unionist politician who served as Governor General of Canada. Buchan wrote a vast amount of books including the Richard Hannay novels that have recently been turned into a popular British television show. This edition of Huntingtower includes a table of contents.

Castle Gay

Castle Gay

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

John Buchan was a Scottish writer and Unionist politician who served as Governor General of Canada. Buchan wrote a vast amount of books including the Richard Hannay novels that have recently been turned into a popular British television show. This edition of Castle Gay includes a table of contents.

House of the Four Winds

House of the Four Winds

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

John Buchan was a Scottish writer and Unionist politician who served as Governor General of Canada. Buchan wrote a vast amount of books including the Richard Hannay novels that have recently been turned into a popular British television show. This edition of The House of the Four Winds includes a table of contents.

African Colony

African Colony

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

The African Colony: Studies in the Reconstruction (1903) is a history of South Africa told from John Buchan's personal viewpoint: "e;I have tried in the main to state as clearly as I could the outstanding problems of South African politics as they appear to one observer. I have tried to write what is a kind of guide-book, not to details, but to the constituents of that national life which is now in process of growth. The first part consists of brief historical sketches, dealing with the genesis of the three populations--native, uitlander, and Boer. The second part (deals with) the configuration of the land. The third part (is) a sketch of the political problem as it has to be faced in South Africa to-day."e; According to Wikipedia, "e;John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir (26 August 1875 - 11 February 1940) was a Scottish novelist and Unionist politician who served as Governor General of Canada. Buchan's 100 works include nearly thirty novels, seven collections of short stories and biographies of Sir Walter Scott, Caesar Augustus, and Oliver Cromwell. Buchan's most famous of his books were the spy thrillers (including) The 39 Steps (which was converted to a play as well as an Alfred Hitchcock movie starring Robert Donat as Richard Hannay, though with Buchan's story much altered.) The "e;last Buchan"e; (as Graham Greene entitled his appreciative review) was the 1941 novel Sick Heart River (American title: Mountain Meadow), in which a dying protagonist confronts in the Canadian wilderness the questions of the meaning of life. The insightful quotation "e;It's a great life, if you don't weaken"e; is famously attributed to Buchan, as is "e;No great cause is ever lost or won, The battle must always be renewed, And the creed must always be restated."e;

Greenmantle

Greenmantle

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

According to Wikipedia, "e;Greenmantle is the second of five novels by John Buchan featuring the character of Richard Hannay, first published in 1916 by Hodder & Stoughton, London. Hannay is called in to investigate rumours of an uprising in the Muslim world, and undertakes a perilous journey through enemy territory to meet up with his friend Sandy in Constantinople. Once there, he and his friends must thwart the Germans' plans to use religion to help them win the war, climaxing at the battle of Erzurum. It (Greenmantle) is one of two Hannay novels set during the First World War, the other being Mr Standfast (1919); Hannay's first and best-known adventure, The Thirty-Nine Steps (1915), is set in the period immediately preceding the war. John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir (26 August 1875 - 11 February 1940) was a Scottish novelist and Unionist politician who served as Governor General of Canada. Buchan's 100 works include nearly thirty novels, seven collections of short stories and biographies of Sir Walter Scott, Caesar Augustus, and Oliver Cromwell. Buchan's most famous of his books were the spy thrillers (including) The 39 Steps (which was converted to a play as well as an Alfred Hitchcock movie starring Robert Donat as Richard Hannay, though with Buchan's story much altered.) The "e;last Buchan"e; (as Graham Greene entitled his appreciative review) was the 1941 novel Sick Heart River (American title: Mountain Meadow), in which a dying protagonist confronts in the Canadian wilderness the questions of the meaning of life. The insightful quotation "e;It's a great life, if you don't weaken"e; is famously attributed to Buchan, as is "e;No great cause is ever lost or won, The battle must always be renewed, And the creed must always be restated."e;

Half-Hearted

Half-Hearted

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

The Half Hearted (1900) tells the story of the shallow Lewis Haystoun, a guest at a Scottish country house party, who falls in love, then goes off to India and gives his life for a nobler cause. According to Wikipedia, "e;John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir (26 August 1875 - 11 February 1940) was a Scottish novelist and Unionist politician who served as Governor General of Canada. Buchan's 100 works include nearly thirty novels, seven collections of short stories and biographies of Sir Walter Scott, Caesar Augustus, and Oliver Cromwell. Buchan's most famous of his books were the spy thrillers (including) The 39 Steps (which was converted to a play as well as an Alfred Hitchcock movie starring Robert Donat as Richard Hannay, though with Buchan's story much altered.) The "e;last Buchan"e; (as Graham Greene entitled his appreciative review) was the 1941 novel Sick Heart River (American title: Mountain Meadow), in which a dying protagonist confronts in the Canadian wilderness the questions of the meaning of life. The insightful quotation "e;It's a great life, if you don't weaken"e; is famously attributed to Buchan, as is "e;No great cause is ever lost or won, The battle must always be renewed, And the creed must always be restated."e;

Huntingtower

Huntingtower

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

According to Wikipedia, Huntingtower is a novel written by John Buchan in 1922. The first of his three Dickson McCunn books, it is set near Carrick in south west Scotland around 1920. The hero is a 55-year old grocer Dickson McCunn, who has sold his business and taken early retirement. As soon as he ventures out to explore the world, he is swept out of his bourgeois rut into bizarre and outlandish adventures, and forced to become a reluctant hero. The story revolves around the imprisonment under false pretenses by Bolshevik agents of an exiled Russian noblewoman. The Scottish local community mobilises to uncover and thwart the conspiracy against her, and to defend the neutrality of Scotland against the Russian revolutionary struggle. John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir (26 August 1875 - 11 February 1940) was a Scottish novelist and Unionist politician who served as Governor General of Canada. Buchan's 100 works include nearly thirty novels, seven collections of short stories and biographies of Sir Walter Scott, Caesar Augustus, and Oliver Cromwell. Buchan's most famous of his books were the spy thrillers (including) The 39 Steps (which was converted to a play as well as an Alfred Hitchcock movie starring Robert Donat as Richard Hannay, though with Buchan's story much altered.) The "e;last Buchan"e; (as Graham Greene entitled his appreciative review) was the 1941 novel Sick Heart River (American title: Mountain Meadow), in which a dying protagonist confronts in the Canadian wilderness the questions of the meaning of life. The insightful quotation "e;It's a great life, if you don't weaken"e; is famously attributed to Buchan, as is "e;No great cause is ever lost or won, The battle must always be renewed, And the creed must always be restated."e;

Moon Endureth: Tales and Fancies

Moon Endureth: Tales and Fancies

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

The Moon Endureth by John Buchan is a collection of tales and fancies, in prose and verse, which were originally published in Blackwood's Magazine. It includes From the Pentlands looking North and South, The Company of the Marjolaine, Avignon 1759, Lucid Interval, The Shorter Catechism (revised version), The Lemnian, Atta's song, Space, Stocks and Stones, Streams of Water in the South, The Gipsy's song to the lady Cassilis, The Grove of Ashtaroth, Wood magic, The riding of Ninemileburn, Plain Folk, The Kings of Orion, Babylon, The Green Glen, The Wise Years, Updater's note: Chapter 9 missing from etext], and The Rime of True Thomas. According to Wikipedia, "e;John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir (26 August 1875 - 11 February 1940) was a Scottish novelist and Unionist politician who served as Governor General of Canada. Buchan's 100 works include nearly thirty novels, seven collections of short stories and biographies of Sir Walter Scott, Caesar Augustus, and Oliver Cromwell. Buchan's most famous of his books were the spy thrillers (including) The 39 Steps (which was converted to a play as well as an Alfred Hitchcock movie starring Robert Donat as Richard Hannay, though with Buchan's story much altered.) The "e;last Buchan"e; (as Graham Greene entitled his appreciative review) was the 1941 novel Sick Heart River (American title: Mountain Meadow), in which a dying protagonist confronts in the Canadian wilderness the questions of the meaning of life. The insightful quotation "e;It's a great life, if you don't weaken"e; is famously attributed to Buchan, as is "e;No great cause is ever lost or won, The battle must always be renewed, And the creed must always be restated."e;

Mr Standfast

Mr Standfast

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

According to Wikipedia, "e;Mr Standfast is the third of five Richard Hannay novels by John Buchan, first published in 1919. It is one of two Hannay novels set during the First World War, the other being Greenmantle (1916); Hannay's first and best-known adventure, The Thirty-Nine Steps (1915), is set in the period immediately before the war started. The title refers to a character in John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress, to which there are many other references in the novel; Hannay uses a copy of Pilgrim's Progress to decipher coded messages from his contacts, and letters from his friend Peter Pienaar. John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir (26 August 1875 - 11 February 1940) was a Scottish novelist and Unionist politician who served as Governor General of Canada. Buchan's 100 works include nearly thirty novels, seven collections of short stories and biographies of Sir Walter Scott, Caesar Augustus, and Oliver Cromwell. Buchan's most famous of his books were the spy thrillers (including) The 39 Steps (which was converted to a play as well as an Alfred Hitchcock movie starring Robert Donat as Richard Hannay, though with Buchan's story much altered.) The "e;last Buchan"e; (as Graham Greene entitled his appreciative review) was the 1941 novel Sick Heart River (American title: Mountain Meadow), in which a dying protagonist confronts in the Canadian wilderness the questions of the meaning of life. The insightful quotation "e;It's a great life, if you don't weaken"e; is famously attributed to Buchan, as is "e;No great cause is ever lost or won, The battle must always be renewed, And the creed must always be restated."e;

Path of the King

Path of the King

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

The Path of the King is a travel through historic events that traces a band of gold as it is passed from a young Viking to Abraham Lincoln. The following is a quotation from its original publication (AL BURT COMPANY PUBLISHERS, 1921): "e;We wonder that so great a man as Abraham Lincoln should spring from humble people but who knows what his more distant ancestry might have been In a series of dramatic chapters Mr Buchan tells what he imagines to have been the ancestry of Lincoln The worthy son of a northern chieftain who had come down with his people into Normandy, a Norman knight who fought under Duke William and settled in England, a French knight emissary of Saint Louis to Kubla Khan, a proud demoiselle friend to Jeanne d Arc, a French gentleman who went with Columbus on his second voyage, an avenger of Saint Bartholomew's Day, a friend to Sir Walter Raleigh, a supporter of Cromwell, a soldier of fortune under Marlborough, a mighty hunter in Virginia, all these says Mr Buchan were Lincoln's forebears Their blood ran in his veins and made him in James Russell Lowell's phrase the last of the kings."e; According to Wikipedia, "e;John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir (26 August 1875 - 11 February 1940) was a Scottish novelist and Unionist politician who served as Governor General of Canada. Buchan's 100 works include nearly thirty novels, seven collections of short stories and biographies of Sir Walter Scott, Caesar Augustus, and Oliver Cromwell. Buchan's most famous of his books were the spy thrillers (including) The 39 Steps (which was converted to a play as well as an Alfred Hitchcock movie starring Robert Donat as Richard Hannay, though with Buchan's story much altered.) The "e;last Buchan"e; (as Graham Greene entitled his appreciative review) was the 1941 novel Sick Heart River (American title: Mountain Meadow), in which a dying protagonist confronts in the Canadian wilderness the questions of the meaning of life. The insightful quotation "e;It's a great life, if you don't weaken"e; is famously attributed to Buchan, as is "e;No great cause is ever lost or won, The battle must always be renewed, And the creed must always be restated."e;

Prester John

Prester John

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

According to Wikipedia, "e;Prester John is a 1910 adventure novel by John Buchan. It tells the story of a young Scotsman named David Crawfurd and his adventures in South Africa, where a Zulu uprising is tied to the medieval legend of Prester John. Crawfurd is similar in many ways to Buchan's later character, Richard Hannay. It contains the notable line: 'Perfect love casteth out fear, the Bible says; but, to speak it reverently, so does perfect hate.' John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir (26 August 1875 - 11 February 1940) was a Scottish novelist and Unionist politician who served as Governor General of Canada. Buchan's 100 works include nearly thirty novels, seven collections of short stories and biographies of Sir Walter Scott, Caesar Augustus, and Oliver Cromwell. Buchan's most famous of his books were the spy thrillers (including) The 39 Steps (which was converted to a play as well as an Alfred Hitchcock movie starring Robert Donat as Richard Hannay, though with Buchan's story much altered.) The "e;last Buchan"e; (as Graham Greene entitled his appreciative review) was the 1941 novel Sick Heart River (American title: Mountain Meadow), in which a dying protagonist confronts in the Canadian wilderness the questions of the meaning of life. The insightful quotation "e;It's a great life, if you don't weaken"e; is famously attributed to Buchan, as is "e;No great cause is ever lost or won, The battle must always be renewed, And the creed must always be restated."e;

Salute to Adventurers

Salute to Adventurers

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Salute to Adventurers is an historical novel, which tells the story of Andrew Garvald , a young Scottish merchant, who migrates to the Jamestown Colony. This story includes survival, pirates, Indians, and love. According to Wikipedia, "e;John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir (26 August 1875 - 11 February 1940) was a Scottish novelist and Unionist politician who served as Governor General of Canada. Buchan's 100 works include nearly thirty novels, seven collections of short stories and biographies of Sir Walter Scott, Caesar Augustus, and Oliver Cromwell. Buchan's most famous of his books were the spy thrillers (including) The 39 Steps (which was converted to a play as well as an Alfred Hitchcock movie starring Robert Donat as Richard Hannay, though with Buchan's story much altered.) The "e;last Buchan"e; (as Graham Greene entitled his appreciative review) was the 1941 novel Sick Heart River (American title: Mountain Meadow), in which a dying protagonist confronts in the Canadian wilderness the questions of the meaning of life. The insightful quotation "e;It's a great life, if you don't weaken"e; is famously attributed to Buchan, as is "e;No great cause is ever lost or won, The battle must always be renewed, And the creed must always be restated."e;

Thirty-Nine Steps

Thirty-Nine Steps

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

The Thirty-Nine Steps, set during World War I, tells the story of Richard Hannay, who finds himself accused of murder and must battles both police and spies to prove his innocence. According to Wikipedia, it "e;is an adventure novel by the Scottish author John Buchan, first published in 1915...It is the first of five novels featuring Richard Hannay, an all-action hero with a stiff upper lip and a miraculous knack for getting himself out of sticky situations. John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir (26 August 1875 - 11 February 1940) was a Scottish novelist and Unionist politician who served as Governor General of Canada. Buchan's 100 works include nearly thirty novels, seven collections of short stories and biographies of Sir Walter Scott, Caesar Augustus, and Oliver Cromwell. Buchan's most famous of his books were the spy thrillers (including) The 39 Steps (which was converted to a play as well as an Alfred Hitchcock movie starring Robert Donat as Richard Hannay, though with Buchan's story much altered.) The "e;last Buchan"e; (as Graham Greene entitled his appreciative review) was the 1941 novel Sick Heart River (American title: Mountain Meadow), in which a dying protagonist confronts in the Canadian wilderness the questions of the meaning of life. The insightful quotation "e;It's a great life, if you don't weaken"e; is famously attributed to Buchan, as is "e;No great cause is ever lost or won, The battle must always be renewed, And the creed must always be restated."e;

John Buchan: Ten Books

John Buchan: Ten Books

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Classic British Works: 10 Books by John Buchan includes The African Colony: Studies in the Reconstruction, Greenmantle, The Half-Hearted, Huntingtower, The Moon Endureth: Tales and Fancies, Mr Standfast, The Path Of The King, Prester John, Salute To Adventurers, and The Thirty-Nine Steps. According to Wikipedia, "e;John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir (26 August 1875 - 11 February 1940) was a Scottish novelist and Unionist politician who served as Governor General of Canada. Buchan's 100 works include nearly thirty novels, seven collections of short stories and biographies of Sir Walter Scott, Caesar Augustus, and Oliver Cromwell. Buchan's most famous of his books were the spy thrillers (including) The 39 Steps (which was converted to a play as well as an Alfred Hitchcock movie starring Robert Donat as Richard Hannay, though with Buchan's story much altered.) The "e;last Buchan"e; (as Graham Greene entitled his appreciative review) was the 1941 novel Sick Heart River (American title: Mountain Meadow), in which a dying protagonist confronts in the Canadian wilderness the questions of the meaning of life. The insightful quotation "e;It's a great life, if you don't weaken"e; is famously attributed to Buchan, as is "e;No great cause is ever lost or won, The battle must always be renewed, And the creed must always be restated."e;

Sir Quixote of the Moors

Sir Quixote of the Moors

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

John Buchan (1875-1940) was a Scottish novelist, historian, and politician, who served as governor general of Canada.His best-known fiction is The Thirty-Nine Steps, featuring the action hero Richard Hannay.

John Burnet of Barns

John Burnet of Barns

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

John Buchan (1875-1940) was a Scottish novelist, historian, and politician, who served as governor general of Canada.His best-known fiction is The Thirty-Nine Steps, featuring the action hero Richard Hannay.

Days to Remember

Days to Remember

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

A first-hand account of World War I.John Buchan (1875-1940) was a Scottish novelist, historian, and politician, who served as governor general of Canada.His best-known fiction is The Thirty-Nine Steps, featuring the action hero Richard Hannay.

John Buchan: The Best Works

John Buchan: The Best Works

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 16/01/2018

This ebook compiles John Buchan's greatest writings, including novels and short stories such as "e;The Thirty-Nine Steps"e;, "e;Greenmantle"e;, "e;Mr. Standfast"e;, "e;John Macnab"e;, "e;The Island of Sheep"e; and "e;The Watcher by the Threshold"e;. This edition has been professionally formatted and contains several tables of contents. The first table of contents (at the very beginning of the ebook) lists the titles of all novels included in this volume. By clicking on one of those titles you will be redirected to the beginning of that work, where you'll find a new TOC that lists all the chapters and sub-chapters of that specific work.

Greenmantle

Greenmantle

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 02/01/2018

In Greenmantle, Richard Hannay, hero of The Thirty-Nine Steps, travels across war-torn Europe in search of a German plot and an Islamic Messiah. He is joined by three more of Buchan's heroes: Peter Pienaar, the old Boer Scout; John S. Blenkiron, the American determined to fight the Kaiser; and Sandy Arbuthnot. Greenmantle himself is partly modeled on Lawrence of Arabia. The intrepid four move in disguise through Germany to Constantinople and the Russian border to face their enemies-the grotesque Stumm and the evil beauty of Hilda von Einem.

Moon Endureth: Tales and Fancies

Moon Endureth: Tales and Fancies

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 31/12/2017

Poetry and ten short stories by the British author known for adventure stories.(Goodreads)

Thirty-nine Steps

Thirty-nine Steps

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 29/11/2017

Three months of carefree life in London has brought Richard Hannay a terrible boredom. Numerous discussions about the weather, restaurants, horse racing and endless tea parties remained the same throughout the whole period. However, suddenly a miracle happened - on the threshold of his house a mysterious stranger appears, telling incredible stories about German spies (the case takes place before the First World War). Hannay allows a stranger to live in his house and a few days later finds him dead. Suspicion, naturally, falls on him. Hannay decides to escape...

Thirty-Nine Steps

Thirty-Nine Steps

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 28/11/2017

Richard Hannay arrives in London on the eve of World War I, where he meets an American agent seeking help in stopping a political assassination. Before long, Hannay finds himself in possession of a little black book that holds the key to the conspiracy - and on the run from both the police and members of a mysterious organization that will stop at nothing to keep their secrets hidden.

The Runagates Club

The Runagates Club

Author: John Buchan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/10/2017

The Runagates Club is John Buchan's last collection of short stories, and is a classic of British interwar short fiction. These twelve stories were written from 1913 to 1927, when he was at the peak of his powers. Buchan's most popular character Richard Hannay battles an ancient curse in South Africa in `The Green Wildebeest'. Edward Leithen tags along in an assassins' war in `Sing a Song of Sixpence'. The Runagates Club features First World War spy and code-cracking thrillers `The Loathly Opposite' and `Dr Lartius'; tales of supernatural possession in deepest Wales, comfortable Oxfordshire and the House of Commons, in `The Wind in the Portico', Fullcircle' and ` Tendebant Manus '; and stories of survival in the far North and in Depression-era Canada with `Skule Skerry' and `Ship to Tarshish'. There is farce too, in `The Frying-Pan and the Fire' and ` Divus Johnston', and the riotous journalistic romp of `The Last Crusade' is the last word on fake news, for all eras. What makes The Runagates Club special is that Buchan designed it as a showcase to bring together the best of his magazine fiction. He repurposed these stories with new beginnings, framing them as after-dinner stories told over the port in a late 1920s private gentleman's dining-club. The narrators are a ready-made cast of storytelling characters, and Buchan filled out their backgrounds to fit the patrician, clubland background. This is interwar story-telling at its very best, with a critical introduction by Kate Macdonald.

Moon Endureth

Moon Endureth

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 27/09/2017

The Moon Endureth, subtitled 'Tales and Fancies', is a 1912 short story and poetry collection by the Scottish author John Buchan. In its review of the first edition The Athenaeum noted "e;a marked leaning towards the mysterious and bizzare"e;. The collection was said to show "e;considerable imagination, and occasionally a touch of delicate satire"e;.

The Thirty-Nine Steps

The Thirty-Nine Steps

Author: John Buchan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/09/2017

A special edition of The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan reissued with a bright retro design to celebrate Pan's 70th anniversary. When a strange man turns up on his doorstep with stories of spies and assassinations, Richard Hannay is drawn into the murky world of international espionage. Four days later, the stranger is dead and Hannay is caught up in a dramatic race to prevent a world war. Hunted across Britain by enemies unknown, he must outwit his pursuers and try to reach the site of the mysterious `Thirty-Nine Steps'. Set in 1914, this classic British thriller has been adapted many times for stage, television and film.

Prester John

Prester John

Author: John Buchan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/08/2017

South Africa, 1900. After his father dies, nineteen-year-old David Crawfurd is sent off to South Africa to earn his living as a storekeeper in the back of beyond. A strange encounter on the journey suggests that dark deeds and treacherous intrigues are afoot - all bound up with the mysterious primeval kingdom of Prester John. Written as a boys' adventure story and set mostly in South Africa (where Buchan had worked), Prester John was published in 1910 when Buchan was 35. It's a fast-moving thriller in the style of Robert Louis Stevenson and Rider Haggard.

JOHN BUCHAN: 28 Novels & 40+ Short Stories (Illustrated)

JOHN BUCHAN: 28 Novels & 40+ Short Stories (Illustrated)

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 21/06/2017

Musaicum Books presents to you this carefully created collection of John Buchan's renowned thriller novels, supernatural stories & historical works. This ebook has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Richard Hannay Series The Thirty-Nine Steps Greenmantle Mr Standfast The Three Hostages The Island of Sheep Dickson McCunn and the 'Gorbals Die-hards' Series Huntingtower Castle Gay The House of the Four Winds Sir Edward Leithen Series The Power-House John Macnab The Dancing Floor The Gap in the Curtain Sick Heart River Other Novels Sir Quixote of the Moors John Burnet of Barns A Lost Lady of Old Years The Half-Hearted A Lodge in the Wilderness Prester John Salute to Adventurers The Path of the King Midwinter Witch Wood The Blanket of the Dark A Prince of the Captivity The Free Fishers The Magic Walking Stick The Courts of the Morning Short Stories Grey Weather The Moon Endureth: Tales The Far Islands Fountainblue The King of Ypres The Keeper of Cademuir No-Man's-Land Basilissa The Runagates Club... Poetry The Pilgrim Fathers Ballad for Grey Weather The Moon Endureth: Fancies Poems, Scots and English... Historical & Political Works: The African Colony: Studies in the Reconstruction Days to Remember: The British Empire in the Great War The Battle of Jutland The Battle of the Somme, First Phase The Battle of the Somme, Second Phase Nelson's History of the War (Volumes I-V) Scholar Gipsies A Book of Escapes and Hurried Journeys Montrose: A History Lord Minto, A Memoir Sir Walter Scott The King's Grace 1910-1935 Autobiography & Biography Memory Hold-the-door ... John Buchan (1875-1940) was a Scottish novelist and historian and also served as Canada's Governor General. His works include novels, collections of short stories, historiographical works and biographies. But, the most famous of his books were the adventure and spy thrillers.

Collected Works of John Buchan: Spy Classics, Thrillers, Adventure Novels & Short Stories (Illustrated)

Collected Works of John Buchan: Spy Classics, Thrillers, Adventure Novels & Short Stories (Illustrated)

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 21/06/2017

This carefully edited collection has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Table of Contents: Novels The Thirty-nine Steps Greenmantle Mr Standfast Huntingtower The Power-House Sir Quixote of the Moors John Burnet of Barns Grey Weather A Lost Lady of Old Years The Half-Hearted A Lodge in the Wilderness Prester John Salute to Adventurers The Path of the King Short Stories Grey Weather The Moon Endureth: Tales The Far Islands Fountainblue The King of Ypres The Keeper of Cademuir No-Man's-Land Basilissa The Watcher by the Threshold The Outgoing of the Tide A Journey of Little Profit The Grove of Ashtaroth Space Fullcircle The Company of the Marjolaine At the Rising of the Waters At the Article of Death Comedy in the Full Moon 'Divus' Johnston Politics and the Mayfly Poetry To the Adventurous Spirit of the North The Pilgrim Fathers: The Newdigate Prize Poem The Ballad for Grey Weather I The Ballad for Grey Weather II The Moon Endureth: Fancies Poems, Scots and English Th' Immortal Wanderer Youth I ("e;Angel of love and light and truth"e;) Spirit of Art I ("e;I change not. I am old as Time"e;) Youth II ("e;Angel, that heart I seek to know"e;) Spirit of Art II ("e;On mountain lawns, in meads of spring"e;) "e;Oh, if my love were sailor-bred"e; "e;A' are gane, the gude, the kindly"e; War & Other Writings The Battle of Jutland The Battle of the Somme, First Phase The Battle of the Somme, Second Phase Nelson's History of the War Volume I-V ... John Buchan (1875-1940) was a Scottish novelist and historian and also served as Canada's Governor General. His 100 works include nearly thirty novels, seven collections of short stories and biographies. But, the most famous of his books were the adventure and spy thrillers.

39 Steps

39 Steps

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 02/05/2017

The 39 Steps is a melodrama adapted from the 1915 novel by John Buchan and the 1935 film by Alfred Hitchcock. The original concept and production of a four-actor version of the story was by Simon Corble and Nobby Dimon. Patrick Barlow rewrote this adaptation in 2005. The play's concept calls for the entirety of the 1935 adventure film The 39 Steps to be performed with a cast of only four. One actor plays the hero, Richard Hannay, an actress (or sometimes actor) plays the three women with whom he has romantic entanglements, and two other actors play every other character in the show: heroes, villains, men, women, children and even the occasional inanimate object. This often requires lightning fast quick-changes and occasionally for them to play multiple characters at once. Thus the film's serious spy story is played mainly for laughs, and the script is full of allusions to (and puns on the titles of) other Alfred Hitchcock films, including Strangers on a Train, Rear Window, Psycho, Vertigo and North by Northwest.

Mr. Standfast

Mr. Standfast

Author: John Buchan Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/04/2017

Greenmantle

Greenmantle

Author: John Buchan Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/04/2017

The Thirty-Nine Steps

The Thirty-Nine Steps

Author: John Buchan Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/04/2017

Courts of the Morning (John Buchan) (Literary Thoughts Edition)

Courts of the Morning (John Buchan) (Literary Thoughts Edition)

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 23/03/2017

Literary Thoughts editionpresentsThe Courts of the Morningby John Buchan------"e;The Courts of the Morning"e; is a 1929 novel by Scottish novelist and historian John Buchan (1875-1940), telling the story of Sandy Arbuthnot who discovers that a charismatic industrial tycoon wants to rule the world from his base in the fictional South American country of Olifa. But Sandy wants allow the Olifans to decide their own fate and leads leads a revolution to scuttle the plot. All books of the Literary Thoughts edition have been transscribed from original prints and edited for better reading experience. Please visit our homepage literarythoughts.com to see our other publications.

Courts of the Morning

Courts of the Morning

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 23/03/2017

"e;The Courts of the Morning"e; was written in 1929 by Scottish novelist, historian and Unionist politician John Buchan (1875-1940), telling the events of a public revolution in the fictional country of Olifa, on the west coast of South America, where an industrial tycoon tries to rule the world from his small little base, but the people want to control their life themselves ...

Mr. Standfast

Mr. Standfast

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 26/02/2017

Set in the later years of World War I, Brigadier-General Hannay is recalled from active service on the Western Front to undertake a secret mission hunting for a dangerous German agent at large in Britain. He is forced to work undercover disguised as a pacifist, roaming the country incognito to investigate the deadly spy and his agents.

Greenmantle

Greenmantle

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 29/01/2017

Hannay is called in to investigate rumours of an uprising in the Muslim world, and undertakes a perilous journey through enemy territory to meet up with his friend Sandy in Constantinople. Once there, he and his friends must thwart the Germans' plans to use religion to help them win the war, climaxing at the battle of Erzurum.

Thirty-Nine Steps

Thirty-Nine Steps

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 05/01/2017

The Man Who DiedI returned from the City about three o'clock on that May afternoon pretty well disgusted with life. I had been three months in the Old Country, and was fed up with it. If anyone had told me a year ago that I would have been feeling like that I should have laughed at him; but there was the fact. The weather made me liverish, the talk of the ordinary Englishman made me sick. I couldn't get enough exercise, and the amusements of London seemed as flat as soda-water that has been standing in the sun. 'Richard Hannay,' I kept telling myself, 'you have got into the wrong ditch, my friend, and you had better climb out.'It made me bite my lips to think of the plans I had been building up those last years in Bulawayo. I had got my pile-not one of the big ones, but good enough for me; and I had figured out all kinds of ways of enjoying myself. My father had brought me out from Scotland at the age of six, and I had never been home since; so England was a sort of Arabian Nights to me, and I counted on stopping there for the rest of my days.But from the first I was disappointed with it. In about a week I was tired of seeing sights, and in less than a month I had had enough of restaurants and theatres and race-meetings. I had no real pal to go about with, which probably explains things. Plenty of people invited me to their houses, but they didn't seem much interested in me. They would fling me a question or two about South Africa, and then get on their own affairs. A lot of Imperialist ladies asked me to tea to meet schoolmasters from New Zealand and editors from Vancouver, and that was the dismalest business of all. Here was I, thirty-seven years old, sound in wind and limb, with enough money to have a good time, yawning my head off all day. I had just about settled to clear out and get back to the veld, for I was the best bored man in the United Kingdom.That afternoon I had been worrying my brokers about investments to give my mind something to work on, and on my way home I turned into my club-rather a pot-house, which took in Colonial members. I had a long drink, and read the evening papers. They were full of the row in the Near East, and there was an article about Karolides, the Greek Premier. I rather fancied the chap. From all accounts he seemed the one big man in the show; and he played a straight game too, which was more than could be said for most of them. I gathered that they hated him pretty blackly in Berlin and Vienna, but that we were going to stick by him, and one paper said that he was the only barrier between Europe and Armageddon. I remember wondering if I could get a job in those parts. It struck me that Albania was the sort of place that might keep a man from yawning.About six o'clock I went home, dressed, dined at the Cafe Royal, and turned into a music-hall. It was a silly show, all capering women and monkey-faced men, and I did not stay long. The night was fine and clear as I walked back to the flat I had hired near Portland Place. The crowd surged past me on the pavements, busy and chattering, and I envied the people for having something to do. These shop-girls and clerks and dandies and policemen had some interest in life that kept them going. I gave half-a-crown to a beggar because I saw him yawn; he was a fellow-sufferer. At Oxford Circus I looked up into the spring sky and I made a vow. I would give the Old Country another day to fit me into something; if nothing happened, I would take the next boat for the Cape.My flat was the first floor in a new block behind Langham Place. There was a common staircase, with a porter and a liftman at the entrance, but there was no restaurant or anything of that sort, and each flat was quite shut off from the others. I hate servants on the premises, so I had a fellow to look after me who came in by the day. He arrived before eight o'clock every morning and used to depart at seven, for I never dined at home.I was just fitting my key into the door when I noticed a man at my elbow. I had not seen him approach, and the sudden appearance made me start. He was a slim man, with a short brown beard and small, gimlety blue eyes. I recognized him as the occupant of a flat on the top floor, with whom I had passed the time of day on the stairs.'Can I speak to you?' he said. 'May I come in for a minute?' He was steadying his voice with an effort, and his hand was pawing my arm.I got my door open and motioned him in. No sooner was he over the threshold than he made a dash for my back room, where I used to smoke and write my letters. Then he bolted back.'Is the door locked?' he asked feverishly, and he fastened the chain with his own hand.

Path of the King

Path of the King

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 18/09/2016

John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir PC GCMG GCVO CH (1875 - 1940) was a Scottish novelist, historian, biographer and editor. Outside the field of literature he was, at various times, a barrister, a publisher, a lieutenant colonel in the Intelligence Corps, the Director of Information-reporting directly to prime minister David Lloyd George-during the First World War. Quote from book; "e;The newspapers announced in large type that the 'Kronprinzessin Emilie', the crack flyer of the Bremen-American line, was to carry from the United States to Germany the vast sum of $6,000,000 in bullion. On her sailing day the dock, from which she was to start on what destined to prove the most eventful voyage ever made since men first went down to the sea in ships, was jammed with gaping crowds. They interfered with the passengers, and employees of the company had to jostle their way among them as best they could."e; (Excerpt from Wikipedia/Amazon)

Greenmantle

Greenmantle

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 18/09/2016

"e;Greenmantle"e; is the second of five novels by John Buchan featuring the character of Richard Hannay. It is one of two Hannay novels set during the First World War, the other being Mr Standfast (1919); Hannay's first and best-known adventure, The Thirty-Nine Steps (1915), is set in the period immediately preceding the war. (Excerpt from Wikipedia)

Thirty-Nine Steps

Thirty-Nine Steps

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 31/08/2016

The Thirty-Nine Steps introduces us to Richard Hannay, John Buchan's wily hero of five novels. A major influence on spy fiction, the novel has been adapted for the cinema on numerous occasions. Alfred Hitchcock's screen adaptation was voted Best British Film of 1935.Sayre Street Books offers the world's greatest literature in easy to navigate, beautifully designed digital editions.

THE BLANKET OF THE DARK & Other Dark Mysteries (Unabridged)

THE BLANKET OF THE DARK & Other Dark Mysteries (Unabridged)

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 25/03/2016

This carefully crafted ebook: "e;THE BLANKET OF THE DARK & Other Dark Mysteries (Unabridged)"e; is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The Blanket of the Dark: "e;Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown"e; is a time-tested adage that suits Peter Pentecost, a young monk and legitimate claimant to England's Throne. But he is not alone as others are vying for power too. Soon a plot is hatched against the present King Henry VIII and Peter is sucked into the intrigue. . . Witch Wood: Set in 17th century Scotland, David Sempill, a young parish minister must stop witchcraft practices and devil worship to protect his congregation at a great personal cost - his love. The Free Fishers: Anthony Lammas is a Professor of Logic as well as member of a secret organisation. But fate has something else in store when he has to protect a damsel-in-distress from harm - good dose of action, romance and treason. Midwinter: A young Jacobite falls in love against the backdrop of the 1740s Jacobite Rebellion, while the Bonnie Prince Charles wants his throne back and entrusts a secret mission to his faithful supporter. John Buchan (1875-1940) was a Scottish novelist and historian and also served as Canada's Governor General. His 100 works include nearly thirty novels, seven collections of short stories and biographies. But, the most famous of his books were the adventure and spy thrillers and it is for these that he is now best remembered.

39 Steps, The

39 Steps, The

Author: John Buchan Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/03/2016

Thirty-Nine Steps

Thirty-Nine Steps

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 31/01/2016

John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir; 26 August 1875 - 11 February 1940) was a Scottish novelist, historian and Unionist politician who served as Governor General of Canada, the 15th since Canadian Confederation. John Buchan wrote The Thirty-Nine Steps while he was ill in bed with a duodenal ulcer, an illness which remained with him all his life. The novel was his first "e;shocker"e;, as he called it - a story combining personal and political dramas. The novel marked a turning point in Buchan's literary career and introduced his famous adventuring hero, Richard Hannay. He described a "e;shocker"e; as an adventure where the events in the story are unlikely and the reader is only just able to believe that they really happened. (Excerpt from Wikipedia)

Greenmantle

Greenmantle

Author: John Buchan Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/01/2016

Greenmantle is the second of five novels by John Buchan featuring the character of Richard Hannay. Hannay is called in to investigate rumours of an uprising in the Muslim world, and undertakes a perilous journey through enemy territory to meet his friend Sandy in Constantinople. Once there, he and his friends must thwart the Germans' plans to use religion to help them win the war, climaxing at the battle of Erzurum.

Greenmantle

Greenmantle

Author: John Buchan Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/01/2016

Greenmantle is the second of five novels by John Buchan featuring the character of Richard Hannay. Hannay is called in to investigate rumours of an uprising in the Muslim world, and undertakes a perilous journey through enemy territory to meet his friend Sandy in Constantinople. Once there, he and his friends must thwart the Germans' plans to use religion to help them win the war, climaxing at the battle of Erzurum.

Mr. Standfast

Mr. Standfast

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2015

John Buchan, born 26 August 1875 - died 11 February 1940) was a Scottish novelist, historian and Unionist politician who served as Governor General of Canada, the 15th since Canadian Confederation. After a brief legal career Buchan simultaneously began both his writing career and his political and diplomatic career, serving as a private secretary to the colonial administrator of various colonies in Southern Africa. He eventually wrote propaganda for the British war effort in the First World War. "e;Mr Standfast"e; is the third of five Richard Hannay novels by John Buchan, first published in 1919. (Excerpt from Wikipedia)

Thirty-Nine Steps

Thirty-Nine Steps

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 01/12/2015

The Thirty-Nine Steps introduces us to Richard Hannay, John Buchan's wily hero of five novels. A major influence on spy fiction, the novel has been adapted for the cinema on numerous occasions. Alfred Hitchcock's screen adaptation was voted Best British Film of 1935.Sayre Street Books offers the world's greatest literature in easy to navigate, beautifully designed digital editions.

Thirty-Nine Steps (Diversion Classics)

Thirty-Nine Steps (Diversion Classics)

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 24/11/2015

Featuring an appendix of discussion questions, the Diversion Classics edition is ideal for use in book groups and classrooms.When Richard Hannay encounters a mysterious stranger fearing for his life, he is drawn into a plot of political conspiracy. As Hannay works to uncover the perpetrator of a string of crimes, he must race against time to keep England's military secrets safe. A pitch-perfect spy novel, THE THIRTY-NINE STEPS is essential reading for lovers of action, adventure, and suspense.

A History of the Great War Volume 4

A History of the Great War Volume 4

Author: John Buchan Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/10/2015

The Thirty Nine Steps

The Thirty Nine Steps

Author: John Buchan Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/10/2015

Richard Hannay arrives in London on the eve of World War I, where he meets an American agent seeking help in stopping a political assassination. Before long, Hannay finds himself in possession of a little black book that holds the key to the conspiracy - and on the run from both the police and members of a mysterious organization that will stop at nothing to keep their secrets hidden.

The Thirty Nine Steps

The Thirty Nine Steps

Author: John Buchan Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/10/2015

Richard Hannay arrives in London on the eve of World War I, where he meets an American agent seeking help in stopping a political assassination. Before long, Hannay finds himself in possession of a little black book that holds the key to the conspiracy - and on the run from both the police and members of a mysterious organization that will stop at nothing to keep their secrets hidden.

A History of the Great War Volume 4

A History of the Great War Volume 4

Author: John Buchan Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/10/2015

History of the Royal Scots Fusiliers, 1678-1918

History of the Royal Scots Fusiliers, 1678-1918

Author: John Buchan Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/10/2015

Delphi Complete Works of John Buchan (Illustrated)

Delphi Complete Works of John Buchan (Illustrated)

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 11/08/2015

John Buchan's 'shocker' adventure novels have entertained readers for over a century and now, for the first time in publishing history, readers can explore the author's complete fictional works in a single collection. This comprehensive eBook presents numerous illustrations, rare texts, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Buchan's life and works* Concise introductions to the novels and other texts* ALL 29 novels, with individual contents tables* Special series contents table for the Richard Hannay and Dickson McCunn novels* Even includes rare works, like the children's novel THE MAGIC WALKING-STICK and the author's last novel THE LONG TRAVERSE, appearing here for the first time* Images of how the books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts* Excellent formatting of the novels and other works* Several novels are illustrated with their original artwork* Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the poetry and the short stories* Easily locate the poems or short stories you want to read* The complete short stories and poetry, fully indexed in chronological order* Includes a selection of Buchan's non-fiction, including his celebrated biographies on Sir Walter Scott, Lord Minto and King George V* Features Buchan's rare autobiography, published shortly after his death - explore Buchan's literary life!* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genresPlease visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titlesCONTENTS:The Richard Hannay SeriesThe Dickson McCunn TrilogyThe NovelsSIR QUIXOTE OF THE MOORSJOHN BURNET OF BARNSA LOST LADY OF OLD YEARSTHE HALF-HEARTEDA LODGE IN THE WILDERNESSPRESTER JOHNTHE POWER-HOUSETHE THIRTY-NINE STEPSSALUTE TO ADVENTURERSGREENMANTLEMR STANDFASTTHE PATH OF A KINGHUNTINGTOWERMIDWINTERTHE THREE HOSTAGESJOHN MACNABTHE GODDESS FROM THE SHADESWITCH WOODTHE MAGIC WALKING-STICKTHE COURTS OF THE MORNINGCASTLE GAYTHE BLANKET OF THE DARKTHE GAP IN THE CURTAINA PRINCE OF THE CAPTIVITYTHE FREE FISHERSTHE HOUSE OF THE FOUR WINDSTHE ISLAND OF SHEEPSICK HEART RIVERTHE LONG TRAVERSEThe Short StoriesLIST OF SHORT STORIES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDERLIST OF SHORT STORIES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDERThe PoetryLIST OF POEMS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDERLIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDERSelected Non-FictionTHE AFRICAN COLONYA BOOK OF ESCAPES AND HURRIED JOURNEYSLORD MINTO: A MEMOIRMONTROSE: A HISTORYSIR WALTER SCOTTTHE KING'S GRACEThe AutobiographyMEMORY HOLD-THE-DOORPlease visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles

Delphi Works of John Buchan (Illustrated)

Delphi Works of John Buchan (Illustrated)

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 11/08/2015

John Buchan's 'shocker' adventure novels have entertained readers for over a century and this single collection offers US readers the most complete edition possible of Buchan's fictional works. This comprehensive eBook presents numerous illustrations, rare texts, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Buchan's life and works* Concise introductions to the novels and other texts* ALL 13 novels in the US public domain, with individual contents tables* Images of how the books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts* Excellent formatting of the texts* Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the poetry and the short stories* Easily locate the poems or short stories you want to read* Almost the complete short stories and ALL of Buchan's poetry* Includes two of Buchan's non-fiction works* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genresPlease note: to comply with US copyright restrictions, 16 novels (post-1922) and several other works cannot appear in this edition. Once new texts enter the US public domain, they will be added as a free update.Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titlesCONTENTS:The NovelsSIR QUIXOTE OF THE MOORSJOHN BURNET OF BARNSA LOST LADY OF OLD YEARSTHE HALF-HEARTEDA LODGE IN THE WILDERNESSPRESTER JOHNTHE POWER-HOUSETHE THIRTY-NINE STEPSSALUTE TO ADVENTURERSGREENMANTLEMR STANDFASTTHE PATH OF A KINGHUNTINGTOWERThe Short StoriesLIST OF SHORT STORIES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDERLIST OF SHORT STORIES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDERThe PoetryLIST OF POEMS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDERLIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDERSelected Non-FictionTHE AFRICAN COLONYA BOOK OF ESCAPES AND HURRIED JOURNEYSPlease visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles

Three Hostages

Three Hostages

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2015

The Three Hostages was written in the year 1924 by John Buchan. This book is one of the most popular novels of John Buchan, and has been translated into several other languages around the world.This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.

Midwinter

Midwinter

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2015

Midwinter was written in the year 1923 by John Buchan. This book is one of the most popular novels of John Buchan, and has been translated into several other languages around the world.This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.

Dancing Floor

Dancing Floor

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2015

The Dancing Floor was written in the year 1926 by John Buchan. This book is one of the most popular novels of John Buchan, and has been translated into several other languages around the world.This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.

Power-House

Power-House

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2015

The Power-House was written in the year 1916 by John Buchan. This book is one of the most popular novels of John Buchan, and has been translated into several other languages around the world.This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.

John Macnab

John Macnab

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2015

John Macnab was written in the year 1925 by John Buchan. This book is one of the most popular novels of John Buchan, and has been translated into several other languages around the world.This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.

Gap in the Curtain

Gap in the Curtain

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2015

The Gap in the Curtain was written in the year 1932 by John Buchan. This book is one of the most popular novels of John Buchan, and has been translated into several other languages around the world.This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.

Runagates Club

Runagates Club

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2015

The Runagates Club was written in the year 1928 by John Buchan. This book is one of the most popular novels of John Buchan, and has been translated into several other languages around the world.This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.

Castle Gay

Castle Gay

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2015

Castle Gay was written in the year 1930 by John Buchan. This book is one of the most popular novels of John Buchan, and has been translated into several other languages around the world.This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.

Blanket of the Dark

Blanket of the Dark

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2015

The Blanket of the Dark was written in the year 1931 by John Buchan. This book is one of the most popular novels of John Buchan, and has been translated into several other languages around the world.This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.

Free Fishers

Free Fishers

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2015

The Free Fishers was written in the year 1934 by John Buchan. This book is one of the most popular novels of John Buchan, and has been translated into several other languages around the world.This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.

Keeper of Cademuir

Keeper of Cademuir

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2015

The Keeper of Cademuir was written in the year 1894 by John Buchan. This book is one of the most popular novels of John Buchan, and has been translated into several other languages around the world.This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.

Journey of Little Profit

Journey of Little Profit

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2015

A Journey of Little Profit was written in the year 1898 by John Buchan. This book is one of the most popular novels of John Buchan, and has been translated into several other languages around the world.This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.

Outgoing of the Tide

Outgoing of the Tide

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2015

The Outgoing of the Tide was written in the year 1902 by John Buchan. This book is one of the most popular novels of John Buchan, and has been translated into several other languages around the world.This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.

No-man's-land

No-man's-land

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2015

No-man's-land was written in the year 1899 by John Buchan. This book is one of the most popular novels of John Buchan, and has been translated into several other languages around the world.This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.

Watcher by the Threshold

Watcher by the Threshold

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2015

The Watcher by the Threshold was written in the year 1900 by John Buchan. This book is one of the most popular novels of John Buchan, and has been translated into several other languages around the world.This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.

Grove of Ashtaroth

Grove of Ashtaroth

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2015

The Grove of Ashtaroth was written in the year 1910 by John Buchan. This book is one of the most popular novels of John Buchan, and has been translated into several other languages around the world.This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.

Space

Space

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2015

Space was written in the year 1911 by John Buchan. This book is one of the most popular novels of John Buchan, and has been translated into several other languages around the world.This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.

Basilissa

Basilissa

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2015

Basilissa was written in the year 1914 by John Buchan. This book is one of the most popular novels of John Buchan, and has been translated into several other languages around the world.This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.

Fullcircle

Fullcircle

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2015

Fullcircle was written in the year 1920 by John Buchan. This book is one of the most popular novels of John Buchan, and has been translated into several other languages around the world.This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.

Magic Walking Stick

Magic Walking Stick

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2015

The Magic Walking Stick was written in the year 1927 by John Buchan. This book is one of the most popular novels of John Buchan, and has been translated into several other languages around the world.This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.

Strange Adventure of Mr. Andrew Hawthorn

Strange Adventure of Mr. Andrew Hawthorn

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2015

The Strange Adventure of Mr. Andrew Hawthorn was written in the year 1932 by John Buchan. This book is one of the most popular novels of John Buchan, and has been translated into several other languages around the world.This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.

House of Four Winds

House of Four Winds

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2015

The House of Four Winds was written in the year 1935 by John Buchan. This book is one of the most popular novels of John Buchan, and has been translated into several other languages around the world.This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.

Sick Heart River

Sick Heart River

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2015

Sick Heart River was written in the year 1941 by John Buchan. This book is one of the most popular novels of John Buchan, and has been translated into several other languages around the world.This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.

Island of Sheep

Island of Sheep

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2015

The Island of Sheep was written in the year 1932 by John Buchan. This book is one of the most popular novels of John Buchan, and has been translated into several other languages around the world.This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.

Far Islands

Far Islands

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2015

The Far Islands was written in the year 1899 by John Buchan. This book is one of the most popular novels of John Buchan, and has been translated into several other languages around the world.This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.

Prester John

Prester John

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2015

Prester John was written in the year 1899 by John Buchan. This book is one of the most popular novels of John Buchan, and has been translated into several other languages around the world.This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.

Path of the King

Path of the King

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2015

The Path of the King was written in the year 1921 by John Buchan. This book is one of the most popular novels of John Buchan, and has been translated into several other languages around the world.This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.

Huntingtower

Huntingtower

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2015

Huntingtower was written in the year 1921 by John Buchan. This book is one of the most popular novels of John Buchan, and has been translated into several other languages around the world.This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.

Half-Hearted

Half-Hearted

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2015

The Half-Hearted was written in the year 1900 by John Buchan. This book is one of the most popular novels of John Buchan, and has been translated into several other languages around the world.This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.

Power-House

Power-House

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 30/06/2015

An international organization of anarchists threatens to overthrow civilization as we know itand it's up to Edward Leithen to save the Western world A group of anarchists known as the Power-House sees all of civilization as a vast and sinister conspiracy, something to be overcome and destroyed. Standing up against the Power-House is Tory member of Parliament and lawyer Edward Leithen, a self-described man of hesitation whose stance thrusts him into a reality he never knew existed. London becomes a sinister underworld in which he could be spirited away at any moment, never to be heard from again. Leithen quickly falls into a maze of paranoia, knowing that if he fails to stop the Power-House, their anarchy will consume the world. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Huntingtower

Huntingtower

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 30/06/2015

Retired grocer Dickson McCunn embarks on the journey of a lifetime in John Buchan's classic adventure tale Dickson McCunn has led a respectable, if unremarkable, life. He's a grocer in Edinburgh and an esteemed member of the community. Still, he has a romantic spirit. For his entire life, all of his adventures have taken place in the pages of books, but he's always wanted to play more of a part in the real world than just providing his neighborhood with vegetables. When his wife goes on vacation and he retires from his business, he finally gets his chance to take the trip across Scotland that he's always dreamed of. But after a chance meeting with a Communist poet in the coastal town of Dalquharter, McCunn finds himself on an adventure that is far more perilous than any he's ever read about. McCunn is forced into action when his new acquaintance informs him that a Russian princess is being held captive in Huntingtower, a nearby castle. As the Russians close in, McCunn must become the hero he's always wished he could be. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Les trente neuf marches

Les trente neuf marches

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 29/06/2015

Voici le livre dont a ete tire le celebre film d'Alfred Hitchcock :Richard Hannay, de retour d'Afrique du sud, s'ennuie dans son pays, l'Angleterre, et pense a repartir lorsqu'un locataire de son immeuble, Franklin P. Scudder, l'en dissuade en lui offrant un travail digne de Sherlock Holmes, qui lui fera vite oublier son desir de reembarquer pour l'Afrique. Notre apprenti detective se retrouve en possession d'un carnet contenant une enigme que lui a laisse Scudder, qui a ete assassine entre temps. Que sont donc ces 39 marches?...

Le Prophete au manteau vert

Le Prophete au manteau vert

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 29/06/2015

Dans l'Angleterre en guerre, un officier, Dick Hannay, en convalescence apres une blessure, se voit confier une mission secrete de la plus haute importance : trouver ce qui se trame en Turquie, et qui pourrait changer la face de la guerre. Aide d'un americain flegmatique, Blenkiron, d'un de ses amis, Dick, et d'un vieux casseur Australien, ils doivent, chacun de leur cote, essayer de gagner la Turquie. Dick Hannay, quant a lui, se jette dans la gueule du loup en penetrant directement en Allemagne...

Salute to Adventurers

Salute to Adventurers

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 29/06/2015

A novel of action and excitement set in 17th century Virginia -- a challenging, untamed land.

Thirty-Nine Steps

Thirty-Nine Steps

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 22/06/2015

Hanney, an expatriated Scot, returns from a long stay in South Africa to his flat in London. One night he is buttonholed by an American who appears to know of an anarchist plot to destabilise Europe, and claims to be in fear for his life. Hannay lets the American hide in his flat, and returns later to find that another man has been found shot dead in the same building, apparently a suicide. Four days later Hannay finds the American stabbed to death...

Greenmantle

Greenmantle

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 22/06/2015

A classic espionage and adventure novel set during The Great War, featuring the reckless Richard Hannay. Tasked with unraveling a mysterious message, Hannay travels through Germany and the Middle East, searching for the elusive religious leader ''Greenmantle''. Sequel to The Thirty-Nine Steps and precursor to Mr. Standfast.

Mr Standfast

Mr Standfast

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 22/06/2015

The third part of a trilogy which begins with The Thirty-Nine Steps and Greenmantle.

Witch Wood

Witch Wood

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 18/06/2015

Set amidst the religious struggles of the 17th century, this is the story of a young minister's return to the town of his birth. There he finds a coven of Satan worshippers and falls deeply in love with one of their victims in a struggle for right and wrong.

King's Grace 1910-1935

King's Grace 1910-1935

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 04/06/2015

This book contains a fascinating treatise on the English King, Edward VII. It is not intended as a biography, but is instead an attempt to provide a picture - and some slight interpretation - of his reign. This volume will appeal to those with an interest in Edward VII and English kingship in general, and would make for a worthy addition to collections of related literature. The chapters of this book include: "e;The Pageant of Succession"e;, "e;An Uneasy Heritage"e;, "e;The Restless Years"e;, "e;Descensus Averni"e;, "e;Contact"e;, "e;The Fortress"e;, "e;The Sallies"e;, "e;Surrender"e;, "e;Sour-Apple Harvest"e;, "e;The Changing Empire"e;, and "e;A House in Order"e;. This book was first published in 1935, and is being republished now in an affordable, modern edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.

Sir Edward Leithen MEGAPACK (TM): The Complete 5-Book Series

Sir Edward Leithen MEGAPACK (TM): The Complete 5-Book Series

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 21/05/2015

The Sir Edward Leithen series is cut from the same cloth as John Buchan's other great series, the John Hanay books. The heroes are similar, the pace breathtaking, and their adventures cross all country lines. This volume contains all 5 books in the series.THE POWER HOUSE - The Power-House of the title is an international anarchist organization led by a rich Englishman named Andrew Lumley. Its plan to destroy Western civilisation is thwarted by Leithen with the assistance of a burly Labour MP.JOHN MACNAB - Three successful but bored friends decide to turn to poaching. They are Sir Edward Leithen, lawyer, Tory Member of Parliament (MP), and ex-Attorney General; John Palliser-Yeates, banker and sportsman; and Charles, Earl of Lamancha, former adventurer and present Tory Cabinet Minister. Under the collective name of 'John Macnab', they set up in the Highland home of Sir Archie Roylance, and issue a challenge to three of Roylance's neighbours: 'John Macnab' will poach a salmon or a stag from their land and return it to them undetected. The three get far more than they bargained for...THE DANCING FLOOR - Edward Leithen is now an eminent lawyer who is introduced to the young and handsome Vernon Milburne. By chance, Milburne divulges that since childhood he has had a recurring dream in which an impending and unknown threat approaches year by year. The year in which the threat is due to occur, the two find themselves on the Greek island of Plakos where they must save the beautiful Kor Arabin from the superstitious islanders.THE GAP IN THE CURTAIN - At a country house, five guests gather and are chosen by a brilliant scientist to take part in a shocking experiment which will let them glimpse one year into the future. However, when the experiment takes place, two of the guests see their own obituaries in The Times one year after. Will they be able to change their destinies?SICK HEART RIVER - Edward Leithen, old and dying, ventures into a hidden valley in the Canadian wilderness. Published posthumously. It is one of Buchan's most spiritual novels.If you enjoy this book, search your favorite ebook store for "e;Wildside Press Megapack"e; to see the 200+ other entries in the series, covering mysteries, science fiction, modern authors, westerns, classics, adventure stories, and much, much more!

Montrose - A History

Montrose - A History

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 08/05/2015

This early work by John Buchan was originally published in 1928 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. A scholarly biography of the Marquis of Montrose, a great military leader who fought for the royal cause during the English Civil War. Buchan deals with a vast cast of characters and a increasingly hectic political situation calmly and lays out a complex web plainly, all centering on Montrose.

John Burnet of Barns - A Romance

John Burnet of Barns - A Romance

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 08/05/2015

This early work by John Buchan was originally published in 1898 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. This is John Buchan's first full length work of fiction. It bares all the hallmarks of his later work, a Historical adventure, full of rich characters set upon some great task amid political and religious turmoil all set in the vast open landscapes of northern England and Scotland.

Thirty-Nine Steps

Thirty-Nine Steps

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 08/05/2015

A Shocking Adventure Novel "e;I believe everything out of the common. The only thing to distrust is the normal."e; John Buchan, The 39 Steps John Buchan's The Thirty-Nine Steps is a fast-paced adventure novel featuring Richard Hannay, a Scottish hero with a knack for getting himself into and out of trouble. The Thirty Nine Steps has been adapted many times, most notably by Alfred Hitchcock. This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This eBook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you'll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can't wait to hear what you have to say about it.Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes

Far Islands

Far Islands

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 23/04/2015

A wonderful tale of romance and adventure set among the islands off the north of Scotland.

Sir Quixote of the Moors - Being Some Account of an Episode in the Life of the Sieur de Rohaine

Sir Quixote of the Moors - Being Some Account of an Episode in the Life of the Sieur de Rohaine

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 23/04/2015

The first novel by John Buchan is a fascinating insight into the themes that would continue to appear throughout all of his later work. Set in 17th century Scotland, the story revolves around the middle aged Jean Sieur de Rohaine and his battle to deal with the his sense of duty and emotional weakness. This classic works, originally published in 1896, is here being republished together with a new introductory biography of the author.

Thirty-Nine Steps

Thirty-Nine Steps

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 23/04/2015

The Thirty-Nine Steps was originally published in 1915 as the first of 5 novels featuring Hannay, an all action hero with a particular knack for getting himself out of tight spot. John Buchan may hold the title of the man who invented spy adventure, bringing Richard Hannay fully formed to readers in the early 19th century. Hannay is just one of his masterful creations, Edward Leithen and Sandy Arbuthnot would follow the Hannay novels and bring their own unique adventures to millions of enthralled readers.

Island of Sheep

Island of Sheep

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 23/04/2015

A classic Richard Hannay adventure novel by John Buchan. Richard Hannay is now in his fifties but once more must throw himself into an adventure to uphold a an oath he made in his youth to protect the son of a man he once knew, the son being an heir to the secret of a great treasure.

Mr Standfast

Mr Standfast

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 23/04/2015

Richard Hannay is without a doubt the most famous of John Buchan's creations. Mr. Standfast is a classic story of espionage, Richard Hannay is recalled from duty on the Western Front in the latter years of the First World War. Hannay is sent back to London to uncover a German plot the could turn the tide of the war.

Book of Escapes and Hurried Journeys

Book of Escapes and Hurried Journeys

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 23/04/2015

A wonderful collection of stories dealing with escapes and adventurous journeys, including the escape of Charles II to France, Winston Churchill's escape from South Africa and many more.

Path of the King

Path of the King

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 23/04/2015

If you ever read one book by John Buchan this should be it, an often overlooked masterpiece of historical fiction. The Path of the King, offers a tapestry of historical episodes, from the blood soaked spears of Viking battlefields to the industrial slaughter of the American Civil War, we trace the idea of kingliness and whether the highborn hold the only chance of true nobility and honour.

Half-Hearted

Half-Hearted

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 23/04/2015

A haunting novel of romance and duty, where the social expectations of the main characters shape the paths they used.

Dancing Floor

Dancing Floor

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 23/04/2015

Edward Leithen is one of John Buchan's most famous heroes. Here Leithen finds himself in Greece with an old friend and must save the life a stubborn but beautiful young women.

Sick Heart River

Sick Heart River

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 23/04/2015

A powerful and compelling novel, completed days before John Buchan's death. Edward Leithen is perhaps John Buchan's most autobiographical character and here Leithen is an old man given a year to live, he chooses to help a friend find a man in the wild rugged interior of Canada. Vast sweeping landscapes are expertly described by Buchan using his own experiences of travelling around Canada.

Greenmantle

Greenmantle

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 23/04/2015

First published in 1916 this is the second of five novels written by John Buchan featuring his protagonist Richard Hannay, set during the First World War, Hannay must thwart a German plan to use religion to help them win the war.

Witch Wood

Witch Wood

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 23/04/2015

First published in 1927 and set in the 17th century, this is a wonderful story of witchcraft in the forests of England.

Three Hostages

Three Hostages

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 23/04/2015

The fourth of the five Richard Hannay novels by John Buchan. Here we find our hero Richard Hannay living a quiet life in the countryside with a wife and young child but his past comes back to haunt him and he once more must face up to an arch-enemy.

Watcher by the Threshold

Watcher by the Threshold

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 23/04/2015

John Buchan had a special love for the landscapes and people of Scotland. Here is collected all of his short stories and novellas about the country he loved more then any other.

Runagates Club

Runagates Club

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 23/04/2015

A compilation of stories from John Buchan's most well known characters. Set in the fictional Rungates Club in central London in the early 1930s, a dining club for exceptional gentleman. Each month they meet and take it in turn to entertain the group with a story. This is full of compact stories that showcase Buchan at his best, taut psychological thrillers, tales of daring do, occult goings on and military victories against all odds.

Blanket of the Dark

Blanket of the Dark

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 23/04/2015

A grand, sweeping historical drama. Set in Medieval England during a tense time as a the country waits for the new king to be crowned. A enthralling, richly detailed story of intrigue and passion.

Free Fishers

Free Fishers

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 23/04/2015

A wonderful tale of treason and romance. Anthony Lammas, a professor at the St. Andrews University, finds himself involved in a web of intrigue that threatens the whole country.

John Burnet of Barns

John Burnet of Barns

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 23/04/2015

John Buchan's first full-length work of fiction. John Burnet and Captain Gilbert Burne are two young nobleman, one the heir to the house of Barns the last in a long line of Border reivers the other a dashing, ruthless soldier. Their lifelong rivalry leads to treachery, betrayal and murder. This classic works, originally published in 1898, is here being republished together with a new introductory biography of the author.

Lost Lady of Old Years: A Romance

Lost Lady of Old Years: A Romance

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 23/04/2015

A classic historical romance by John Buchan. Set in Scotland amongst the chaos of the Jacobite rebellion of 1745. Our hero is Francis Birkenshaw and man for who the Jacobite cause means nothing until a meeting with a beautiful Jacobite women called Margaret Murray, she offers him the chance of danger and adventure as we follow them both to Culloden moor.

Prince of the Captivity

Prince of the Captivity

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 23/04/2015

A classic John Buchan story of daring-do and espionage during World War I. This classic works, originally published in 1933, is here being republished together with a new introductory biography of the author.

Courts of the Morning

Courts of the Morning

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 23/04/2015

One of John Buchan's most famous characters, Sandy Arbuthnot is the hero of this story of adventure in a far flung country. Sandy must battle against a charismatic industrial tycoon who wants to take over the world.

Lord Minto, A Memoir

Lord Minto, A Memoir

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 23/04/2015

A fascinating biography of Lord Minto once governor of Canada and Viceroy of India. Written by John Buchan from original letters and documents.

African Colony

African Colony

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 23/04/2015

A guide to South African politics and reconstruction after the terror and destruction of the Boer war.

Collected Supernatural Stories

Collected Supernatural Stories

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 23/04/2015

A collection of fantastic supernatural tales by one of the finest writers of the 19th century. Tales include: The keeper of Cademuir, A Journey of Little Profit, The Outgoing of the Tide, No-man's-land, The Watcher by the Threshold, The Grove of Ashtaroth, Space, Basilissa, Fullcircle, The Magic Walking Stick, The Strange Adventure of Mr. Andrew Hawthorn. This brilliant collection of stories is being republished with a brand new introductory biography of the author.

Salute to Adventurers

Salute to Adventurers

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 23/04/2015

A thrilling and superbly written historical romance. The story of Andrew Garveld, a young man born into a poor but once noble family, sets about changing his fortune by travelling to Edinburgh but meets many people along the way and events spiral and change his life forever.

Memory Hold-The-Door

Memory Hold-The-Door

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 23/04/2015

John Buchan 1st Baron Tweedsmuir, had a remarkable life and here is his wonderfully written and fascinating memoir. Buchan can very readily be described as a man of empire, serving in the army during the Boer war and becoming a diplomat and well read historian of the First World War, he settled as Governor General of Canada in 1935 having travelled the world in official posts for the British government. This autobiography was one of John F. Kennedy's favourite books.

Blanket of the Dark and The Path of the King

Blanket of the Dark and The Path of the King

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 23/04/2015

Here are collected two of John Buchan's finest two historical romances, sweeping landscapes and beautifully written characters and plots are the hallmark of Buchan's novels.

Richard Hannay Collection - Volume II - The Three Hostages, The Island of Sheep

Richard Hannay Collection - Volume II - The Three Hostages, The Island of Sheep

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 23/04/2015

Richard Hannay is the most famous creation of author and diplomat John Buchan. Hannay can be seen to be the first true action hero of British literature, a decorated soldier and spy, constantly needed by the government to thwart plots against the empire. Here collected are the last two novels to have Richard Hannay as the lead protagonist.

Historical Romances of John Buchan - A Lost Lady of Old Years, Witch Wood, Sir Quixote of the Moors

Historical Romances of John Buchan - A Lost Lady of Old Years, Witch Wood, Sir Quixote of the Moors

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 23/04/2015

John Buchan is one of the finest writers of historical romances, novels packed with beautifully described landscapes and rich powerful characters.

Richard Hannay Collection - Volume I - The Thirty-Nine Steps, Greenmantle, Mr Standfast

Richard Hannay Collection - Volume I - The Thirty-Nine Steps, Greenmantle, Mr Standfast

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 23/04/2015

Richard Hannay is the most famous creation of author and diplomat John Buchan. Hannay can be seen to be the first true action hero of British literature, a decorated soldier and spy, constantly needed by the government to thwart plots against the empire. Here collected are the first three novels to contain Richard Hannay.

Heroes of John Buchan - Richard Hannay in 'The Thirty-Nine Steps' - Edward Leith in 'Sick Heart River' - Sandy Arbuthnot in 'The Courts of the Morning'

Heroes of John Buchan - Richard Hannay in 'The Thirty-Nine Steps' - Edward Leith in 'Sick Heart River' - Sandy Arbuthnot in 'The Courts of the Morning'

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 23/04/2015

John Buchan may hold the title of the man who invented spy adventure, bringing Richard Hannay fully formed to readers in the early 19th century. Hannay is just one of his masterful creations, Edward Leithen and Sandy Arbuthnot would follow the Hannay novels and bring their own unique adventures to millions of enthralled readers.

Dickson McCunn MEGAPACK (R): The Complete 3-Book Series

Dickson McCunn MEGAPACK (R): The Complete 3-Book Series

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 23/04/2015

Dickson McCunn is an affluent, 55-year-old grocer, who takes an early retirement and ventures out to explore the world. At once he is swept out of his bourgeois rut into bizarre and outlandish adventures, and forced to become a reluctant hero. McCunn is formidable and dangerous partly because he seems unremarkable and ordinary, and friends and enemies alike are taken by surprise when he acts with bold conviction. All 3 novels in this series are included in this MEGAPACK(TM):HUNTINGTOWER (1922)CASTLE GAY (1930)THE HOUSE OF THE FOUR WINDS (1935)If you enjoy this ebook, don't forget to search your favorite ebook store for "e;Wildside Press Megapack"e; to see more of the 200+ volumes in this series, covering adventure, historical fiction, mysteries, westerns, ghost stories, science fiction -- and much, much more!

Richard Hannay MEGAPACK (R)

Richard Hannay MEGAPACK (R)

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 17/04/2015

Major-General Sir Richard Hannay, KCB, OBE, DSO, Legion of Honour, is a fictional character created by Scottish novelist John Buchan. In his autobiography, Memory Hold-the-Door, Buchan suggests that the character is based, in part, on Edmund Ironside, from Edinburgh, a spy during the Second Boer War. Hannay appears as a major character in five novels, all of which are included here:The Thirty-Nine Steps (1915)Greenmantle (1916)Mr Standfast (1919)The Three Hostages (1924)The Island of Sheep (1936)We are also including the two books in which he appears as a minor character:The Courts of the Morning (1929)Sick Heart River (1940)If you enjoy this ebook, don't forget to search your favorite ebook store for "e;Wildside Press Megapack"e; to see more of the 200+ volumes in this series, covering adventure, historical fiction, mysteries, westerns, ghost stories, science fiction -- and much, much more!

Greenmantle

Greenmantle

Author: John Buchan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/04/2015

Greenmantle

Greenmantle

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 17/03/2015

In his classic espionage thriller The Thirty-Nine Steps, John Buchan introduced Richard Hannay, an appealing antihero with the intelligence and daring to thwart a conspiracy involving British secrets and German spies. Greenmantle, the second in Buchan's five-part series of spy novels, reintroduces the intrepid secret agent Hannay. Tasked by the Foreign Office with investigating a rumored uprising in the Muslim world, Hannay and his associates must prevent Germany and its Turkish partners from turning the tide of World War I by launching a jihad against the Allies.Buchan's fast-paced tale of pursuits and escapes takes readers across war-torn Europe and behind enemy lines from Vienna to Constantinople and the Russian front. Written in lean, contemporary prose, this gripping novel offers an action-packed and remarkably topical tale of Middle Eastern politics and intrigue.

No-Man's-Land (Cryptofiction Classics - Weird Tales of Strange Creatures)

No-Man's-Land (Cryptofiction Classics - Weird Tales of Strange Creatures)

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 16/02/2015

This early work by John Buchan was originally published in 1899 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography as part of our Cryptofiction Classics series. 'No-Man's-Land' is a short story about a student on a fishing and walking trip who stumbles upon a lost tribe of picts. John Buchan, first Baron Tweedsmuir of Elsfield, was born in Perth, Scotland in 1875. Over the course of his life, Buchan would eventually publish some one hundred books, forty or so of which were novels, mostly wartime thrillers. In the latter part of his life he worked in politics, serving as Conservative MP for the Scottish universities and Lord High Commissioner of the Church of Scotland (1933-34). The Cryptofiction Classics series contains a collection of wonderful stories from some of the greatest authors in the genre, including Ambrose Bierce, Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Jack London. From its roots in cryptozoology, this genre features bizarre, fantastical, and often terrifying tales of mythical and legendary creatures. Whether it be giant spiders, werewolves, lake monsters, or dinosaurs, the Cryptofiction Classics series offers a fantastic introduction to the world of weird creatures in fiction.

Der Ubermensch

Der Ubermensch

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 15/11/2014

Der junge Londoner Anwalt und Parlamentarier Edward Leithen gerat durch die mysteriose Flucht seines Freundes Pitt-Heron mitten hinein in einen dusteren Kriminalfall. Hatte Pitt-Heron sich auf dubiose Gefahrten eingelassen, oder war er womoglich Mitwisser einer gefahrlichen Verschworung? Unbeeindruckt unternimmt Leithen Nachforschungen in der Welt der Politik und Diplomatie, bis er die Aufmerksamkeit eines machtigen Gegners auf sich zieht - und selbst zur Zielscheibe wird. - Der 1913 fertiggestellte Roman ist nicht nur eine spannende Abenteuergeschichte, sondern beleuchtet auch Grundfragen der Moral und Zivilisation und den Konflikt zwischen Individuum und Gesellschaft.

Power-House

Power-House

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 28/10/2014

When an international anarchist organization called The Power-House threatens to destroy Western civilization, lawyer and MP Edward Leithen must race against time and his friend Charles Pitt-Lumley, a new Power-House recruit, to restore stability to the Western system.With keen intellect and instincts, John Buchans indomitable Sir Edward Leithen features prominently in several other novels, including John Macnab, The Dancing Floor, The Gap in the Curtain, and Sick Heart River.HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

John Macnab

John Macnab

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 28/10/2014

Sir Edward Leithen, John Palliser-Yeates, and Charles, Earl of Lamancha, are three middle-aged friends who, despite having risen to prominent and respectable positions in British society, find themselves bored and disillusioned with their everyday lives. To combat their malaise, the friends write to three large estates in the Scottish Highlands under the false name of John Macnab warning them that he will poach an animal from each of the estates. The three men then set out to fulfill their ridiculous threat, avoiding the estate-owners detection as they do so.One of the main characters of John Macnab, Sir Edward Leithen, features prominently in several other John Buchan novels, including The Power-House, The Dancing Floor, The Gap in the Curtain, and Sick Heart River.HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

Dancing Floor

Dancing Floor

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 28/10/2014

When Edward Leithen first meets Vernon Milburne he is unsure what to make of himwhile interesting, Milburne is also detached and rigidly self-disciplined. Nevertheless, Milburne and Leithen become close friends, and Milburne eventually tells Leithen about a disturbing and prophetic recurring dream he has had since childhood. But how is that dream linked to the mysterious and reckless Kor Arabin, a woman who needs help to return to the small Greek Island where her family had ruled for many years?Sir Edward Leithen is a character that features prominently in several other John Buchan novels, including The Power-House, The Gap in the Curtain, John Macnab, and Sick Heart River.HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

Gap In The Curtain

Gap In The Curtain

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 28/10/2014

When a famous professor offers guests at a country-party the opportunity to see into their futures, several men, including two who see the news of their own deaths, must decide how to live their lives when faced with these inevitabilities.With its supernatural premise, The Gap in the Curtain is a departure from author John Buchans usual adventure stories. The narrator, Sir Edward Leithen, features prominently in several other John Buchan novels, including The Power-House, The Dancing Floor, John Macnab, and Sick Heart River.HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

Sick Heart River

Sick Heart River

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 28/10/2014

Sir Edward Leithen is in London when he is diagnosed with tuberculosis and told that he has a year to live. Initially unsure of how to live out his remaining days, Leithen is unexpectedly given an opportunity to help search for a missing man in the Canadian north. Accepting the task, Leithen embarks on a physical and spiritual journey that helps him come to terms with his life, death, and legacy.John Buchan is most widely known for his adventure novels, such as those featuring the spy Richard Hannay. The spiritually poignant Sick Heart River is a departure from Buchans usual themes, even more so because it was the last book he wrote, and was published posthumously after his accidental death in 1940. The main character, Edward Leithan, had appeared in several other, more lighthearted books of Buchans, including The Power-House and John Macnab.HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

Great Writers on The Great War Buchan's War

Great Writers on The Great War Buchan's War

Author: John Buchan Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/10/2014

`The observer, wherever on the globe his eyes were turned, would have found no area immune from the struggle.' John Buchan, author of The Thirty-Nine Steps, spent the First World War serving in a variety of official positions, but he also helped to produce a monthly magazine chronicling the history of the war, which was later published in twenty-four volumes as Nelson's History of the War. With his access to secret information about the course of the war, Buchan had a clear grasp of the situation and in this book he puts it across to the reader with all the narrative skill of a novelist. Buchan's War takes us through some of the key campaigns and battles of the war, from the opening of the fighting and the Battle of the Marne via Verdun, Jutland and the Somme to the last German offensives in 1918 and the Armistice, in the words of one of Britain's greatest thriller writers.

Battle of Jutland

Battle of Jutland

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2014

The battle of Jutland was the largest navel confrontation during the First World War involving the British and German fleets. John Buchan 1st Baron Tweedsmuir, was a man in position to write the history of the Great War as it took place, using political communiques and internal documents. This publication includes a new biography of the author.

Half Hearted

Half Hearted

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 06/06/2014

John Buchan was born on August 26th 1875. After a brief career in the legal profession he began a twin career as writer and politician. He was a prodigious writer not just of fiction but of such acclaimed works as a 24 volume history of World War I. It was during the war, where, as a sideline writing propaganda he wrote his most famous works 'The Thirty Nine Steps'. Its hero, Richard Hannay, continues his story in other Buchan novels, most notably Greenmantle (1916) and Mr Standfast (1919). After the war he became a Member of Parliament and in 1935 was appointed as Governor General of Canada. This title was added to his other very impressive collection: 1st Baron Tweedsmuir PC GCMG GCVO CH. He occupied the post of Governor General and continued to write until his death on February 11th 1940. In all he wrote 100 works including 30 novels, short stories, poems, biographies and many volumes about military history.

Path Of The King

Path Of The King

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 06/06/2014

John Buchan was born on August 26th 1875. After a brief career in the legal profession he began a twin career as writer and politician. He was a prodigious writer not just of fiction but of such acclaimed works as a 24 volume history of World War I. It was during the war, where, as a sideline writing propaganda he wrote his most famous works 'The Thirty Nine Steps'. Its hero, Richard Hannay, continues his story in other Buchan novels, most notably Greenmantle (1916) and Mr Standfast (1919). After the war he became a Member of Parliament and in 1935 was appointed as Governor General of Canada. This title was added to his other very impressive collection: 1st Baron Tweedsmuir PC GCMG GCVO CH. He occupied the post of Governor General and continued to write until his death on February 11th 1940. In all he wrote 100 works including 30 novels, short stories, poems, biographies and many volumes about military history.

Huntingtower

Huntingtower

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 06/06/2014

John Buchan was born on August 26th 1875. After a brief career in the legal profession he began a twin career as writer and politician. He was a prodigious writer not just of fiction but of such acclaimed works as a 24 volume history of World War I. It was during the war, where, as a sideline writing propaganda he wrote his most famous works 'The Thirty Nine Steps'. Its hero, Richard Hannay, continues his story in other Buchan novels, most notably Greenmantle (1916) and Mr Standfast (1919). After the war he became a Member of Parliament and in 1935 was appointed as Governor General of Canada. This title was added to his other very impressive collection: 1st Baron Tweedsmuir PC GCMG GCVO CH. He occupied the post of Governor General and continued to write until his death on February 11th 1940. In all he wrote 100 works including 30 novels, short stories, poems, biographies and many volumes about military history.

Prester John

Prester John

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 06/06/2014

John Buchan was born on August 26th 1875. After a brief career in the legal profession he began a twin career as writer and politician. He was a prodigious writer not just of fiction but of such acclaimed works as a 24 volume history of World War I. It was during the war, where, as a sideline writing propaganda he wrote his most famous works 'The Thirty Nine Steps'. Its hero, Richard Hannay, continues his story in other Buchan novels, most notably Greenmantle (1916) and Mr Standfast (1919). After the war he became a Member of Parliament and in 1935 was appointed as Governor General of Canada. This title was added to his other very impressive collection: 1st Baron Tweedsmuir PC GCMG GCVO CH. He occupied the post of Governor General and continued to write until his death on February 11th 1940. In all he wrote 100 works including 30 novels, short stories, poems, biographies and many volumes about military history.

Mr Standfast

Mr Standfast

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 06/06/2014

John Buchan was born on August 26th 1875. After a brief career in the legal profession he began a twin career as writer and politician. He was a prodigious writer not just of fiction but of such acclaimed works as a 24 volume history of World War I. It was during the war, where, as a sideline writing propaganda he wrote his most famous works 'The Thirty Nine Steps'. Its hero, Richard Hannay, continues his story in other Buchan novels, most notably Greenmantle (1916) and Mr Standfast (1919). After the war he became a Member of Parliament and in 1935 was appointed as Governor General of Canada. This title was added to his other very impressive collection: 1st Baron Tweedsmuir PC GCMG GCVO CH. He occupied the post of Governor General and continued to write until his death on February 11th 1940. In all he wrote 100 works including 30 novels, short stories, poems, biographies and many volumes about military history.

Greenmantle

Greenmantle

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 06/06/2014

John Buchan was born on August 26th 1875. After a brief career in the legal profession he began a twin career as writer and politician. He was a prodigious writer not just of fiction but of such acclaimed works as a 24 volume history of World War I. It was during the war, where, as a sideline writing propaganda he wrote his most famous works 'The Thirty Nine Steps'. Its hero, Richard Hannay, continues his story in other Buchan novels, most notably Greenmantle (1916) and Mr Standfast (1919). After the war he became a Member of Parliament and in 1935 was appointed as Governor General of Canada. This title was added to his other very impressive collection: 1st Baron Tweedsmuir PC GCMG GCVO CH. He occupied the post of Governor General and continued to write until his death on February 11th 1940. In all he wrote 100 works including 30 novels, short stories, poems, biographies and many volumes about military history.

Greenmantle

Greenmantle

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 27/05/2014

The second installment in the electrifying adventures of Richard Hannay, Britain's greatest secret agentMajor Richard Hannay, hero ofThe Thirty-Nine Steps, is recovering from wounds sustained in the bloody Battle of Loos when his old friend Sir Walter Bullivant summons him to the Foreign Office. Hoping for a promotion, Hannay is asked instead to investigate rumors that a ';star rising in the West' is about to bring the entirety of the Muslim world under the Kaiser's control. Hannay enlists the help of a polyglot British soldier and a dyspeptic American spy to go undercover first in Germany and then in Constantinople, where the glamorous and enigmatic Hilda von Einem is behind the conspiracy. In a stunning climax set during the pivotal clash between Russian and Ottoman forces over the Turkish city of Erzerum, Hannay and his cohorts risk everything to ensure that England and her allies will live to fight another day.With its skillful blend of political insight and heart-stopping action,Greenmantlewas a huge step forward in the development of the modern espionage novel. It was also, and still very much is, an irresistible thrill ride from first page to last.This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Mr. Standfast

Mr. Standfast

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 27/05/2014

In the last of his World War I adventures, Richard Hannay undertakes his most dangerous assignment yetWhen England calls, Richard Hannay answers. Not yet forty and already a brigadier general, he has led the charge into some of the fiercest fighting of World War I: Loos, the Somme, Arras. There is no telling how far up the ranks he might climb if only the Foreign Office would stop taking him off the front lines for cloak and dagger work. Adding insult to injury, Hannay's latest clandestine mission requires him to commit the most shameful of sins in a country under siege: pacifism.In the idyllic Cotswolds, a circle of conscientious objectors has been infiltrated by a masterful German spy. To unmask the enemy, Hannay must disavow everything he holds dear. Fortunately, his old American friend John Blenkiron is also on the case, as is Mary Lamington, a brave and beautiful girl with the rare ability to turn Hannay from thoughts of war. First things first, thoughbefore love comes duty, and the trail of treachery runs all the way from the south of England, to a pink chalet high in the Swiss mountains, to Parisian streets echoing with the roar of German guns.Published just a few months after the Allied victory,Mr. Standfastis an homage to the courage and fortitude of every patriot in His Majesty's service. It is also one of the most thrilling and unforgettable spy novels ever written.This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

The Thirty Nine Steps

The Thirty Nine Steps

Author: John Buchan Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/04/2014

Prester John

Prester John

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 10/04/2014

This early work by John Buchan was originally published in 1910 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. A classic adventure book in the Buchan mould our hero David Crawfurd travels from Scotland to Africa and though unwilling must help to stop a rising power that wishes to topple the colonial powers. Though full of stereotypes common at the turn of the 19th century this is still an exciting read and a true 'boy's own' adventure story.

The Causal and the Casual in History The Rede Lecture 1929

The Causal and the Casual in History The Rede Lecture 1929

Author: John Buchan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/04/2014

Originally published in 1929, this book presents the content of the Rede Lecture for that year, which was delivered by John Buchan at Cambridge University. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in historical scholarship and historiography.

The Gap in the Curtain

The Gap in the Curtain

Author: John Buchan Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/03/2014

The Gap in the Curtain John Buchan is remembered for his spy thrillers like The 39 Steps but he also wrote tales of the supernatural. Whether The Gap in the Curtain is a supernatural tale, or science fiction, or horror, is difficult to say. A brilliant but possibly slightly unbalanced scientist discovers a means of lifting the curtain for a moment and gaining a glimpse of the future. This discovery allows six guests in his country house to see, for a brief instant of time, a page from a newspaper from one year in the future. The book then follows the life of each of the six people up to that date a year in the future, and examines the way they deal with the knowledge they have gained. The trick to it is that what they each see is an isolated fact, taken out of context. It can enlighten, but it can just as easily mislead. They know one thing that is going to happen, but they don't know how and why it will happen. The knowledge turns out to be surprisingly dangerous.

Thirty-Nine Steps

Thirty-Nine Steps

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 18/03/2014

The novel of international intrigue and adventure that set the standard for the modern spy thrillerOne May evening in 1914, an ordinary Londoner named Richard Hannay receives word of an anarchist plot to assassinate the prime minister of Greece. A few nights later, the eccentric American who revealed the conspiracy is found stabbed to death in Hannay's flat. With only the dead man's encrypted notes to guide him, Hannay must try to foil the assassination attempt while outpacing both the police and the conspirators, whose dastardly plans extend far beyond one Greek politician. The fate of England, it seems, rests on one mysterious phrase repeated throughout the American's notebook; just what exactly are thethirty-nine steps?Buchan's groundbreaking novel, the first in a series featuring Richard Hannay, was adapted by Alfred Hitchcock and paved the way for Graham Greene, Robert Ludlum, John le Carre, and many other masters of literary espionage. Lightning-paced, relentlessly clever, and politically insightful,The Thirty-Nine Stepsis just as thrilling today as when it was first published a century ago.This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Prester John

Prester John

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 14/03/2014

The legends of Prester John were popular in Europe from the 12th through the 17th centuries, and told of a Christian patriarch and king said to rule over a Christian nation lost amidst the Muslims and pagans in the Orient. Written accounts of this kingdom are variegated collections of medieval popular fantasy. Prester John was reportedly a descendant of one of the Three Magi, said to be a generous ruler and a virtuous man, presiding over a realm full of riches and strange creatures, in which the Patriarch of the Saint Thomas Christians resided. His kingdom contained such marvels as the Gates of Alexander and the Fountain of Youth, and even bordered the Earthly Paradise. At first, Prester John was imagined to reside in India. After the coming of the Mongols to the Western world, accounts placed the king in Central Asia. Prester John's kingdom was thus the object of a quest, firing the imaginations of generations of adventurers, but remaining out of reach.

Thirty-Nine Steps

Thirty-Nine Steps

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 20/02/2014

Richard Hannay, Buchan's hero in this classic 1915 thriller, stumbles across a terrorist plot to destabilize Europe. A British spy in the mold of James Bond, Hannay is an action man with a polished veneer. After a series of murders, Hannay takes up the cause when he has to go on the run. An action-packed series of events come to an exciting conclusion.

Island of Sheep

Island of Sheep

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 29/10/2013

In the final instalment of the Richard Hannay series, the popular secret-agent goes on his most dangerous mission yet. Now retired and in his fifties, Hannay is bound by an oath to protect the son of an acquaintance who is about to inherit the secret to a priceless treasure. Unfortunately keeping the young man, and his secret, safe proves difficult as a number unscrupulous individuals all want in on the treasure, including some former adversaries of Hannays. This time Hannay is joined by his own son, Peter John, and some old allies in this final, exciting adventure that ends Buchans popular series on a high note.

Three Hostages

Three Hostages

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 29/10/2013

The fourth book in John Buchans thriller series focusing on Richard Hannay, The Three Hostages finds the one-time secret agent married and living a tranquil, rural life until a series of kidnappings changes everything. Called on to retrieve the children of three prominent people Hannay is at first reluctant but is quickly drawn in to the mysterious abductions, which are linked are curiously linked by cryptic poems each victims family has received. What is at first a case of missing children turns out to be a thread in much grander and nefarious plot involving the charming but evil Dominick Medina. Reassembling many the characters from earlier Hannay adventures Hostages also introduces one of Buchans most memorable villains and reminds readers why is considered one of the great adventure writers of his time.

Mr. Standfast

Mr. Standfast

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 29/10/2013

Richard Hannay, one of Britains top secret agents, has been called on once-more to disrupt a German plot to knock Britain out of the War. Set near the end of the First World War, Mr. Standfast focuses on Hannays attempts to crack a web of German spies posing as pacifists in the heart of Britain. In this book he is pitted against an old foe, the master of disguise Von Schwabing, and is introduced to the beautiful nurse, Mary Lamington, as he works to save his country for a third-time. Ending in a climatic sequence that unfolds while a battle rages on the Western Front, Mr. Standfast is one of Buchans finest works and shows why he is regarded as an innovator of the espionage fiction genre.

Greenmantle

Greenmantle

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 29/10/2013

In John Buchans second book focusing on the exploits of the ever resourceful Richard Hannay, we find the English secret agent deep behind enemy lines as World War One rages. This time Hannay is tasked by a senior intelligence officer with investigating a possible plan by the Germans to cause a revolt in the Muslim world that threatens Great Britains war effort. Aided by some friends, Hannay travels across war-torn Europe to Turkey as he attempts to decipher a cryptic clue that may hold the key to the plot and disrupt the dastardly plan before it is too late. One of Buchans most popular books Greenmantle is also one of only two Hannay novels set during the First World War.

Thirty-Nine Steps

Thirty-Nine Steps

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 29/10/2013

John Buchans The Thirty-Nine Steps was the novel that introduced readers to the cunning Richard Hannay and became a foundational work in the spy-thriller genre. Taking place only months before the outbreak of World War One (and written during the conflict) it focuses on Hannays attempts to warn the government of an unfolding plot to steal Great Britains military plans. Throughout the book Hannay must escape from German spies and the British police, who falsely believe that he has murdered the very man who revealed the plot to him. The book would prove incredibly popular upon its release and has been cited as the first man-on-the-run style story which has been re-used in films in literature ever since. The novel itself has been adapted for the screen no less than four times.

Thirty Nine Steps

Thirty Nine Steps

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 01/09/2013

John Buchan's The Thirty-Nine Steps is an adventure novel featuring the recurrent protagonist Richard Hannay. The story is set right before the outbreak of the Second World War in London. It starts when Hannay is visited one day by his neighbor who begs to stay with him in his apartment. The mysterious neighbor, named Scudder, later reveals that he is an American spy with information about a very dangerous German plot to assassinate the Greek premier and spread disorder throughout Europe. For this reason, Scudder is now chased by his enemies. When Hannay later finds Scudder dead in the apartment with a knife through his heart, he understands that his own life is now at stake and decides to run away. He ultimately succeeds in reaching Scotland where he soon realizes that he is followed by both the German spies and the country's police. When Hannay becomes determined to carry on Scudder's mission and save his country and the whole continent from the German plot, he has to escape from numerous snares set by his mysterious enemies. The title of the novel is itself a mystery mentioned by the spies and which Hannay and his companions have to solve. They discover by the end that it refers to a place in Kent with thirty-nine steps from which the spies intend to flee England.

Thirty Nine Steps

Thirty Nine Steps

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 03/06/2013

The Thirty Nine Steps keeps the reader enthralled from beginning to end. From the opening scenes in a London flat to the final conclusion in a seaside villa, the jaunty, undaunted and remarkably resourceful Richard Hannay is at the centre of the action. His flight from London leads to an incredible chase across the Scottish moors the author knew so well. Finally Hannay turns from quarry to hunter. He tracks down the German spies and, alert and perceptive to the end, foils their evil plot in the nick of time. 1. DEATH OF A SECRET AGENT. Richard Hannay, newly arrived in London from southern Africa, is already tired of life in the city. Then his American neighbour; Scudder, pushes into his flat, spins him a fantastic tale of the planned murder of the Greek Prime minister, Karolides, and appeals for his help. Hannay believes him because of the naked terror on his face and agrees to let him stay. Scudder has faked his own death in an attempt to shake off the conspirators who know that he knows too much. However, the ruse does not work. Hannay returns home to find Scudder stabbed to death and himself in a fix. He will be both the prime suspect of murder inquiry and the next target on the conspirators' list. Hannay decides to flee to the Scottish moors to escape both the police and the murderers. By chance, he discovers Scudder's notebook and takes it with him. 2. FLIGHT AND PURSUIT. Borrowing the milkman's coat as a disguise, Hannay makes it to Scotland-bound train without being caught. He decides to jump from the train between stations and vanish onto the moors. But the farmer's dog disturbs his exit and attracts attention. Then, when he is up on the moor, he spots a low-flying aeroplane searching for him. Fortunately, he meets a sympathetic innkeeper willing to put him up and eager for some excitement. While hiding, Hannay starts to decipher Scudder's coded notes. 3. THE PLOT REVEALED. Hannay finally cracks Scudder's code and is appalled to learn of Germany's war plans. Soon he is in flight again, this time stealing a car belonging to the secret agents, whom the innkeeper entangles with the police. In trying to avoid being spotted from the air, Hannay almost hits another vehicle. He swerves and crashes the car. He is rescued by Sir Harry, the other motorist. Hearing that Hannay is a colonial, Sir Henry persuades him to help out with a political speech. Hannay then tells him the truth and in return is told of Sir Walter Bullivant, Harry's powerful godfather. 4. A SKILFUL DISGUISE. Hannay leaves Sir Harry under cover of darkness and heads across the moors. But in daylight he spotted by the spies' aircraft. Fortunately, he then meets a road-mender suffering from the after-effects of a wedding celebration and offers to take his place. So successful is his impersonation that all are deceived, even Marmaduke Jopley, an old acquaintance, whose car Hannay commandeers. 5. IN THE LION'S JAWS. Hannay soon abandons Jopley's car, but the alarm has been raised. He is pursued ever more closely, until he reaches a farmhouse. Here an old gentleman takes him in - but in fact Hannay is face to face with the mastermind of the German plot. He attempts to bluff his way out, but is imprisoned in the storeroom. There he finds explosives which he uses to blast himself free. After hiding on the roof of a nearby dovecote, he escapes once more. 6. THE EXCHANGE OF SECRETS. Returning to the road- mender's cottage, Hannay collapse, exhausted by his ordeal and suffering from malaria. He is slowly nursed back to health. He then heads south, to Berkshire, where by arrangement he meets Sir Walter Bullivant of the Foreign Office, using a password to prove his identity. After dinner, Hannay tells all he knows. In return, he learns he is no longer wanted for Scudder's murder and that although Bullivant knew Scudder, he cannot believe the rest of the tale. Then the news of Karolides' murder makes Bullivant abandon his scepticism. 7. THE CLOSING NET. Disguised as a chauffeur, Hannay drives Bullivant back to London, where he is taken to Scotland Yard and formally cleared of the murder charge. Later, because he is feeling restless, Hannay decides to call at Bullivant's home, where top-secret a naval conference is in progress. While waiting outside, Hannay realises that the admiral is really an imposer, but unfortunately is not quick enough to stop him getting away. Nevertheless, the spies must leave England by sea - and in the nick of time Hannay remembers the mysterious thirty-nine steps mentioned in Scudder's notebook. Frantic searches reveal that only Bradgate has both a flight of thirty-nine steps leading down to a beach and high tide that night at the time found in Scudder's jottings. 8. THE FINAL ENCOUNTER. Hannay arrives in Bradgate, a quiet seaside resort. Finally, he brings himself to confront his suspects, who deny everything. Hannay is almost taken in by their flawless performance as middle-class Englishmen, but a slight gesture by one of the men reminds him of his capture on the moor and he signals for help. Their cover is blown and the agents try to escape; but their boat has already been taken. War breaks out soon after and Hannay cheerfully joins up ready for more action

Thirty-Nine Steps, The

Thirty-Nine Steps, The

Author: John Buchan Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/06/2013

Richard Hannay is bored with life in London. Then he discovers a horrible crime, and finds himself in the middle of a clever and frightening plot. Can he find the proof he needs to save Great Britain from disaster? When Hannay hides out on the wild Scottish moors, will he escape from the dangerous gang who want to silence him forever? Who can he trust on his journey? Time is running out for Hannay and his friends. Will he be able to discover the secret of the thirty-nine steps before it is too late?

Ultimate Richard Hannay Collection

Ultimate Richard Hannay Collection

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 28/05/2013

This special collection gathers together author John Buchans five novels featuring the indomitable secret agent, Richard Hannay. In The Thirty-Nine Steps, Hannay is hoping to start a new life in London even as the world is on the cusp of war in 1914, but he is soon pulled into a startling series of events when an informant tells him about an assassination plot and plans to steal Britains military strategies. Hannays adventures continue in Buchans four follow up novels, Greenmantle, Mr. Standfast, The Three Hostages, and The Island of Sheep.The adventures of Richard Hannay are regarded as the starting point for espionage fiction and established author John Buchan as the original thriller writer. Buchans stories inspired many others novelists and filmmakers including Alfred Hitchcock who directed the first of four film adaptations of The Thirty Nine Steps.HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

Island Of Sheep

Island Of Sheep

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 23/04/2013

Now in his fifties, Richard Hannay is called upon to fulfill an old promise. Haraldsen, an acquaintance from Hannays days as a British spy, is dying, and demands that Hannay protect his son, Valdemar, who is about to inherit the secret to a great treasure. But enemies from Hannays past, including the infamous D'Ingraville, want in on the prize and will stop at nothing to get their hands on Valdemar. With the help of his old allies and teenage son, Peter John, can Hannay keep Valdemar, and the secret treasure, safe?The Richard Hannay series, including The Thirty-Nine Steps, Mr. Standfast, The Three Hostages, and Greenmantle, established John Buchan as an original thriller writer and pioneer of espionage fiction. The Island of Sheep is the fifth and final book in the series.HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

Three Hostages

Three Hostages

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 02/04/2013

It is some time after the First World War, and spy-catcher Richard Hannay is now married to his sweetheart Mary Lamington and living peacefully in the Cotswolds. When the kidnapping of three young children interrupts his quiet, rural life, Hannay finds himself on the trail of Dominick Medina, a cultivated and academic con man who charms everyone he meets. With a few lines of verse and the help of his friend, Dr. Tom Greenslade, Hannay must catch Medina and reveal the villains involvement in an international plot to corrupt young minds using hypnotism and blackmail.Revisiting the memorable characters from The Thirty-Nine Steps, The Three Hostages is the fourth of five Richard Hannay novels written by John Buchan. The Thirty-Nine Steps and its four sequels established Buchan as an original thriller writer, and a pioneer of espionage fiction.HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

Greenmantle

Greenmantle

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 13/03/2013

The book was very popular when published, and was read and enjoyed by Robert Baden-Powell and by the Russian imperial family as they awaited the outcome of the Revolution in 1917. Just as the British and American characters are positive, slightly jingoistic clichs, many of the German characters are negative clichs; for example, Colonel von Stumm is an ox-necked, bull-like bully with secret effeminate (possibly homosexual) tastes. Buchan saw his novel-writing as part of the war effort. Stumm, the bully, is intended as a symbol of Britain's war enemy of the time, Imperial Germany...

Thirty-Nine Steps

Thirty-Nine Steps

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 13/03/2013

John Buchan wrote The Thirty-Nine Steps while he was ill in bed with a duodenal ulcer, an illness which remained with him all his life. The novel was his first "e;shocker"e;, as he called it - a story combining personal and political dramas. The novel marked a turning point in Buchan's literary career and introduced his famous adventuring hero, Richard Hannay. He described a "e;shocker"e; as an adventure where the events in the story are unlikely and the reader is only just able to believe that they really happened. Buchan's son, William, later wrote that the name of the book originated when the author's daughter, then about age six, was counting the stairs at a private nursing home in Broadstairs, where Buchan was convalescing. "e;There was a wooden staircase leading down to the beach. My sister, who was about six, and who had just learnt to count properly, went down them and gleefully announced: there are 39 steps."e; Some time later the house was demolished and a section of the stairs was sent to Buchan...

Mr. Standfast

Mr. Standfast

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 26/02/2013

Recalled from duty on the Western Front by renowned spymaster Sir Walter Bullivant, British secret agent Richard Hannay goes undercover as a pacifist, working to outwit a dangerous German spy and his agents. Guided by his contactand love interestMary Lamington, Hannay tracks his enemy from London to Glasgow to the Scottish Highlands, eventually confronting him in a dramatic climax above the battlefields of Europe.Revisiting the memorable characters from The Thirty-Nine Steps, Mr. Standfast is one of two Richard Hannay novels set during the First World War. The Thirty-Nine Steps and its four sequels established John Buchan as an original thriller writer, and a pioneer of espionage fiction.HarperPerennialClassics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

The Thirty-Nine Steps

The Thirty-Nine Steps

Author: John Buchan Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/01/2013

This spy story of 1915 by John Buchan (1875-1940) is an archetype of the genre, but may be better known today through its film and television versions (especially that of Alfred Hitchcock in 1935). Curiously, although all keep the theme of German espionage which will trigger a world war, none of them sticks at all closely to Buchan's original plot. This is the first of five novels in which Richard Hannay, formerly a mining engineer in colonial Africa, now a patriotic gentleman of leisure, finds himself pitted against the enemies of the British Empire. Although the book is an exciting, if occasionally implausible, adventure story, it may be marred for a modern readership by the racism and anti-Semitism it expresses, though this was not exceptional for the period. The writing is also noticeable, however, for lyrical descriptions of the Scottish border country in which Buchan himself grew up.

The Thirty-Nine Steps

The Thirty-Nine Steps

Author: John Buchan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/01/2013

This spy story of 1915 by John Buchan (1875-1940) is an archetype of the genre, but may be better known today through its film and television versions (especially that of Alfred Hitchcock in 1935). Curiously, although all keep the theme of German espionage which will trigger a world war, none of them sticks at all closely to Buchan's original plot. This is the first of five novels in which Richard Hannay, formerly a mining engineer in colonial Africa, now a patriotic gentleman of leisure, finds himself pitted against the enemies of the British Empire. Although the book is an exciting, if occasionally implausible, adventure story, it may be marred for a modern readership by the racism and anti-Semitism it expresses, though this was not exceptional for the period. The writing is also noticeable, however, for lyrical descriptions of the Scottish border country in which Buchan himself grew up.

Greenmantle

Greenmantle

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 27/11/2012

Deployed to the Middle East during the First World War, British secret agent Richard Hannay must stop the Germans and Turks from creating an uprising in the Muslim Worldan uprising that would prove devastating to Allied efforts to win the war. Forced to find his own way through enemy territory to rendezvous with his friend and comrade Sandy Arbuthnot, Richards survival depends on figuring out the enemy's plan and stopping it before it is too late. Revisiting the memorable characters from The Thirty-Nine Steps, Greenmantle is one of two Richard Hannay novels set during the First World War. The Thirty-Nine Steps and its four sequels established John Buchan as an original thriller writer and pioneer of espionage fiction. HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

Salute to Adventurers

Salute to Adventurers

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 01/11/2012

In John Buchan's thrill-a-minute novel Salute to Adventurers, hero Andrew Garvald makes his way from the dreary moors of his native land to the deceptively bucolic landscape of early colonial America. Faced with adversity, danger and social scorn, Garvald nevertheless stands firm in his commitment to bringing fairness and order to the burgeoning colony. Will he achieve this aim and live to tell the tale?

African Colony

African Colony

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 01/11/2012

Author and diplomat John Buchan lived a remarkable life, achieving prominence and success in a number of fields -- often simultaneously. Soon after embarking on an administrative career in Africa, Buchan began writing fiction and non-fiction, endeavors he would continue throughout his life, even after he was elected to Parliament. The essays and remembrances collected in The African Colony cover the time Buchan spent there and his impressions of Britain's mission and future role on that continent.

Path of the King

Path of the King

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 01/11/2012

Best known for penning the spy thriller The Thirty-Nine Steps, author and politician John Buchan produced dozens of fiction and non-fiction works over the course of his career. The Path of the King is a sprawling epic that takes the reader on a trip through the lives of centuries' worth of kings and leaders, beginning in ancient times and ending with a surprising twist in nineteenth-century America. Fans of fast-paced historical fiction will love this inventive novel.

Half-Hearted

Half-Hearted

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 01/11/2012

Many of the aristocrats profiled in John Buchan's novel The Half-Hearted are beset with crippling doubts about their own lifestyles and characters. Protagonist Lewis Haystoun is disgusted with his own inability to take a decisive stand on any issue of significance, and sets about to cure himself by undertaking a life-or-death campaign halfway around the world. This crowd-pleasing novel has something for everyone: romance, derring-do, and plenty of action and adventure.

Prester John

Prester John

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 01/11/2012

Fans of H. Rider Haggard's action-adventure novels will be swept away by John Buchan's Prester John, a thrill-a-minute tale set in colonial Africa. Young David Crawfurd travels to Africa to make a quick buck as a merchant, but the ambitious entrepreneur soon finds himself caught in the middle of an uprising -- and under the sway of a charismatic rebel leader with a mysterious past.

Huntingtower

Huntingtower

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 01/11/2012

To celebrate his retirement, mild-mannered grocer Dickson McCunn has planned a walking tour of the Scottish countryside. However, the journey that starts out as a bucolic gambol soon spirals into a remarkable -- and endlessly entertaining -- series of mishaps and misadventures, including a harebrained scheme to abduct and ransom a Russian princess. Will McCunn make it back from his holiday in one piece?

John Burnet of Barns

John Burnet of Barns

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 01/11/2012

In this epic tale of a family torn asunder by a long-lasting feud, renowned action-adventure author John Buchan spins an engrossing account of two cousins locked in conflict -- and the horrible toll that their bad blood begets. In the wake of the ultimate betrayal, will the Burnet clan ever be able to bridge the chasm that has been created?

Thirty-Nine Steps

Thirty-Nine Steps

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 02/10/2012

Set just before the onset of the First World War, The Thirty-Nine Steps introduces one of literatures most memorable detectives, Richard Hannay, an expatriate Scot who has just returned to London from South Africa. Four days after hearing of an assassination plot and plans to steal Britains military strategies, Hannays informant is found dead in his apartment. Forced to flee from both the murderers and the police, Hannay must use his wits to stay ahead of his pursuers and warn the government before it is too late. One of the most popular adventure stories ever written, The Thirty-Nine Steps is regarded as the starting point for espionage fiction and established John Buchan as the original thriller writer. The Thirty-Nine Steps, the first book in the Richard Hannay series, inspired many others novelists and filmmakers including Alfred Hitchcock who directed the first of four film adaptations of the novel. HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

39 Steps, The

39 Steps, The

Author: John Buchan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2012

Prester John

Prester John

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 03/08/2012

Three young truants from a church meeting on Sunday make their way to a seashore hideaway, where they observe a huge black man muttering incantations and performing weird rites. When the man discovers the children, he chases them with a knife. In defense, Davy Crawfurd flings a rock at him, and they narrowly escape.Years later, young David Crawfurd goes to South Africa to make his fortune and is caught in the very heart of a great native uprising. Under strange circumstances, he comes face-to-face with its leader, only to recognize the strange blazing eyes of the black man he had encountered as a child on the beach. How David makes his fortune more quickly and more perilously than he had expected is told in this thrilling tale of adventure.

Prester John

Prester John

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 19/06/2012

John Buchan's novel 'Prester John' tells the tale of David Crawfurd, a young scotsman who travels to South Africa, where he experiences a Zulu uprising which is somehow linked to the medieval legend of 'Prester John'.

Huntingtower

Huntingtower

Author: John Buchan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/06/2012

After selling his business, rich middle-aged merchant Dickson McCunn decides to set out on a walking holiday in the Scottish Borders. There he meets a young English poet, and both soon become embroiled in the plot of an international gang to capture a Russian princess. With the help of the Gorbals Die-hards, an indomitable gang of urchins from Glasgow, they frustrate and finally defeat the gang. And in the process Dickson happens to discover a new meaning to life ...

The Gap in the Curtain

The Gap in the Curtain

Author: John Buchan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/06/2012

What begins as a straightforward holiday weekend for Sir Edward Leithen in a splendid stately home in the Cotswolds soon turns into something altogether different when one of Lady Flambard's other guests, the enigmatic Professor Moe, enlists the help of Leithen and his companions in a bizarre experiment to glimpse the future. For those who take part, the consequences are dramatic and Leithen's formidable powers of reasoning are brought to the fore.

The Thirty-Nine Steps

The Thirty-Nine Steps

Author: John Buchan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/05/2012

HarperCollins is proud to present its range of best-loved, essential classics. `I snapped the switch, but there was nobody there. Then I saw something in the far corner which made me drop my cigar and fall into a cold sweat.' When Richard Hannay is warned of an assassination plot that has the potential to take Britain into a war, and then a few days later discovers the murdered body of the American that warned him in his flat, he becomes a prime suspect. He flees to the moors of Scotland and a spirited chase begins as he is pursued by the police and the German spies involved with stealing British plans. Buchan's tale unfolds into one of the seminal and most influential 'chase' books, mimicked by many, yet unrivalled in the tension and mystery created by his writing. Buchan reveres Hannay as an ordinary man who puts his country's good before his own and the classic themes of the novel influenced many films and subsequent 'man-on-the-run' novels.

The Blanket of the Dark

The Blanket of the Dark

Author: John Buchan Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/05/2012

Collected Supernatural Stories

Collected Supernatural Stories

Author: John Buchan Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/03/2012

Thirty-Nine Steps

Thirty-Nine Steps

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2012

In this fast-paced spy thriller, a self-described "e;ordinary fellow"e; stumbles upon a plot involving not only espionage and murder but also the future of Britain itself. Richard Hannay arrives in London on the eve of World War I, where he encounters an American agent seeking help in preventing a political assassination. Before long, Hannay finds himself in possession of a little black book that holds the key to the conspiracy — and on the run from both the police and members of a mysterious organization that will stop at nothing to keep their secrets hidden. This is the first of five novels in John Buchan's Greenmantle series, featuring the adventures of the stalwart and resourceful Richard Hannay. Originally published in 1915, it also served as the basis for several movies and plays, including Alfred Hitchcock's classic cinematic adaptation.

Mr. Standfast

Mr. Standfast

Author: John Buchan Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/02/2012

A Lost Lady Of Old Years

A Lost Lady Of Old Years

Author: John Buchan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/11/2011

John Macnab

John Macnab

Author: John Buchan Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/05/2011

A Lost Lady of Old Years

A Lost Lady of Old Years

Author: John Buchan, Robertson James Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/05/2011

Once described as 'a tale of adventure and betrayal on the long bloody road to Culloden Moor', A Lost Lady of Old Years is set in Scotland during the Rebellion of '45. Young Edinburgh-born Francis Birkenshaw cares nothing for the Jacobite cause until an encounter with the beautiful wife of Bonnie Prince Charlie's secretary, Mrs Margaret Murray, leads to a dangerous involvement with her husband, John Murray of Broughton, an infamous turncoat. A dark and compelling portrayal of the Jacobite Rebellion.

The Thirty-Nine Steps

The Thirty-Nine Steps

Author: John Buchan, Stella Rimington Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/01/2011

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY STELLA RIMINGTON May 1914. Britain is on the eve of war with Germany. Richard Hannay is living a quiet life in London, but after a chance encounter with a mysterious stranger he stumbles into a hair-raising adventure - a desperate hunt across the country and against the clock, pursued by the police and a cunning, ruthless enemy. Hannay's life and the security of Britain are in grave peril, and everything rests on the solution to a baffling enigma: what are the thirty-nine steps?

The Thirty-Nine Steps

The Thirty-Nine Steps

Author: John Buchan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/12/2010

John Buchan wrote The Thirty-Nine Steps while he was seriously ill at the beginning of the First World War. In it he introduces his most famous hero, Richard Hannay, who, despite claiming to be an 'ordinary fellow', is caught up in the dramatic race against a plot to devastate the British war effort. Hannay is hunted across the Scottish moors by police and spy-ring alike, and must outwit his intelligent and pitiless enemy in the corridors of Whitehall and, finally, at the site of the mysterious thirty-nine steps. The best-known of Buchan's thrillers, The Thirty-Nine Steps has been continuously in print since first publication and has been filmed three times, most notably by Alfred Hitchcock in 1935. In this, the only critical edition, Christopher Harvie's introduction interweaves the writing of the tale with the equally fascinating story of how John Buchan, publisher and lawyer, came in from the cold and, via The Thirty-Nine Steps, ended the war as spy-master and propaganda chief. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The Island of Sheep

The Island of Sheep

Author: John Buchan Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/11/2010

Thirty-Nine Steps

Thirty-Nine Steps

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 20/09/2010

Perhaps more than any other book The Thirty-Nine Steps has set the pattern for the story of the chase for a wanted man. And, of the many writers who have attempted this kind of thing since Buchan, only a very few, like Graham Greene, have managed to sustain the tension in the same way. The story's extended chase scene inspired Alfred Hitchcock's movie of the same name.The Thirty-Nine Steps, Buchan's best-known thriller, introduces his most enduring hero, Richard Hannay-who, despite claiming to be an "e;ordinary fellow,"e; is caught up in a dangerous race against a plot to devastate the British war effort.It begins calmly enough with a rather boring trip to London. Returning to his flat, Richard is shocked to find his neighbor dead on the floor with a knife in his back. Near the deceased is a small black notebook containing cryptic notes about the "e;thirty-nine steps"e; and a black stone. As the situation escalates, Hannay is mistaken for a secret agent by the police. Now he must run for his life across the Scottish highlands, thinking his way through narrow escapes while trying to decode the thirty-nine steps.With wit and flair, this old-fashioned roller coaster ride offers soaring suspense with a comic touch.

The Complete Richard Hannay Stories

The Complete Richard Hannay Stories

Author: John Buchan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/07/2010

Major General Sir Richard Hannay is the fictional secret agent created by writer and diplomat John Buchan, who was himself an Intelligence officer during the First World War. The strong and silent type, combining the dour temperament of the Scot with the stiff upper lip of the Englishman, Hannay is pre-eminent among early spy-thriller heroes. Caught up in the first of these five gripping adventures just before the outbreak of war in 1914, he manages to thwart the enemy's evil plan and solve the mystery of the 'thirty-nine steps'. In Greenmantle, he undertakes a vital mission to prevent jihad in the Islamic Near East. Mr Standfast, set in the decisive months of 1917-18, is the novel in which Hannay, after a life lived 'wholly among men', finally falls in love; later, in The Three Hostages, he finds himself unravelling a kidnapping mystery with his wife's help. In the last adventure, The Island of Sheep, he is called upon to honour an old oath. A shrewd judge of men, he never dehumanises his enemy, and despite sharing some of the racial prejudices of his day, Richard Hannay is a worthy prototype hero of espionage fiction.

The Best of John Buchan The Thirty Nine Steps , Greenmantle , Mr Standfast 3 Rip-roaring John Hannay Thrillers

The Best of John Buchan The Thirty Nine Steps , Greenmantle , Mr Standfast 3 Rip-roaring John Hannay Thrillers

Author: John Buchan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/02/2010

Long before James Bond was born, the man of action to whom His Majesty's Government turned when there was a devious espionage ring to be infiltrated or an evil international super-spy to be brought to justice, was Richard Hannay. The most famous fictional creation of author, politician and statesman John Buchan, Hannay averted disaster for king and country on many occasions, being hounded by ruthless villains from Scotland to the Swiss Alps and the wilds of Turkey in the process. Together in this one epic volume are his three thrilling First World War adventures comprising: The Thirty-Nine Steps - Richard Hannay first becomes involved in the despicable skullduggery of a German spy network, battling to expose them while wanted by the police for a murder he didn't commit and pursued by the enemy in one of the greatest man-hunts ever; Greenmantle - Just as he finishes convalescing from wounds received on the battlefield in France, Hannay, now Major Hannay, is reunited with some old friends and sent to thwart German plans to instigate a holy war in the Middle East; and, Mr Standfast - Drafted back into the Secret Service once more and working undercover as a pacifist to bring down German operation in Britain, Hannay comes up against the enemy's most cunning master spy, meeting the love of his life along the way. For thriller fans who have fought the Boche with Richard Hannay before, this collection puts you right back in the firing line, and for anyone who's used to seeing their secret agents weighed down by gadgets and gizmos, Hannay shows you how a real man survives with just skill, determination and sheer guts.

Mr. Standfast

Mr. Standfast

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 01/02/2010

World War I espionage thriller meets modern-day morality tale in Mr. Standfast, the third of five Richard Hannay novels written by acclaimed storyteller John Buchan. Follow Hannay's exploits as a soldier and a spy in a fast-paced book that echoes may of the themes and motifs of John Bunyan's The Pilgrim's Progress.

Greenmantle

Greenmantle

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 01/07/2009

British writer John Buchan's Greenmantle is the second of five adventure novels to star Richard Hannay, a man with a remarkable knack for getting out of sticky situations, and indeed getting into them in the first place. During the First World War, amid news of an uprising in the the Islamic world, Hannay must make the dangerous journey through enemy territory into Constantinople, in order to foil a German plot to use religion to dominate the war. Greenmantle follows on from Buchan's The Thirty-Nine Steps.

The Path of the King

The Path of the King

Author: John Buchan Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/03/2009

The Path of the King

The Path of the King

Author: John Buchan Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/03/2009

Oliver Cromwell

Oliver Cromwell

Author: John Buchan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/01/2009

Blanket Of The Dark

Blanket Of The Dark

Author: John Buchan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/01/2009

Prester John

Prester John

Author: John Buchan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/01/2009

Sick Heart River

Sick Heart River

Author: John Buchan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/01/2009

The Free Fishers

The Free Fishers

Author: John Buchan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/01/2009

Greenmantle

Greenmantle

Author: John Buchan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/01/2009

Grey Weather Moorland Tales of My Own People'

Grey Weather Moorland Tales of My Own People'

Author: John Buchan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/01/2009

Castle Gay

Castle Gay

Author: John Buchan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/01/2009

Thirty-Nine Steps

Thirty-Nine Steps

Author: John Buchan Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/2009

British writer John Buchan's The Thirty-Nine Steps is the first of five adventure novels to star Richard Hannay, a man with a remarkable knack for getting out of sticky situations, and indeed getting into them in the first place. In May of 1914, Europe draws close to war. Hannay has just returned to London when approached by a freelance spy called Franklin P. Scudder, who asks for his help. Scudder claims he has unmasked a German plot to pilfer British war plans and assassinate the Greek Premier, but Scudder himself is murdered in Hannay's appartment, leaving Hannay on the run and attempting to foil the Germans on his own.

The Thirty-Nine Steps

The Thirty-Nine Steps

Author: John Buchan Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/12/2008

Greenmantle

Greenmantle

Author: John Buchan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/11/2008

In Greenmantle (1916) Richard Hannay, hero of The Thirty-Nine Steps, travels across war-torn Europe in search of a German plot and an Islamic Messiah. He is joined by three more of Buchan's heroes: Peter Pienaar, the old Boer Scout; John S. Blenkiron, the American determined to fight the Kaiser; and Sandy Arbuthnot, Greenmantle himself, modelled on Lawrence of Arabia. The intrepid four move in disguise through Germany to Constantinople and the Russian border to face their enemies - the grotesque Stumm and the evil beauty of Hilda von Einem. In this classic espionage adventure Buchan shows his mastery of the thriller and the Stevensonian romance, and also his enormous knowledge of world politics before and during the First World War. This edition illuminates for the first time the many levels beneath the stirring plot and romantic characters. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Huntingtower

Huntingtower

Author: John Buchan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/11/2008

Dickson McCunn, a respectable, newly retired grocer of romantic heart, plans a modest walking holiday in the hills of south-west Scotland. He meets a young English poet and, contrary to his better sense, finds himself in the thick of a plot involving the kidnapping of a Russian princess, who is held prisoner in the rambling mansion, Huntingtower. This modern fairy-tale is also a gripping adventure story, and in it Buchan introduces some of his best-loved characters, including the Gorbals Die-Hards, who reappear in later novels. He also paints a remarkable picture of a man rejuvenated by joining much younger comrades in a challenging and often dangerous fight against tyranny and fear. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Montrose - A History

Montrose - A History

Author: John Buchan Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/11/2008

Episodes of the Great War

Episodes of the Great War

Author: John Buchan Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/11/2008

Green Mantel

Green Mantel

Author: John Buchan Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/11/2008

Hunting Tower

Hunting Tower

Author: John Buchan Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/11/2008

Poems Of D. G. Rossetti

Poems Of D. G. Rossetti

Author: John Buchan Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/10/2008

The Thirty-Nine Steps

The Thirty-Nine Steps

Author: John Buchan Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/08/2008

Midwinter - Certain Travellers In Old England

Midwinter - Certain Travellers In Old England

Author: John Buchan Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/07/2008

Midwinter - Certain Travellers In Old England

Midwinter - Certain Travellers In Old England

Author: John Buchan Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/07/2008

Sir Quixote of the Moors

Sir Quixote of the Moors

Author: John Buchan Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/07/2008

The Moon Endureth

The Moon Endureth

Author: John Buchan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/05/2008

Greenmantle

Greenmantle

Author: John Buchan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/05/2008

In Greenmantle (1916) Richard Hannay, hero of The Thirty-Nine Steps, travels across war-torn Europe in search of a German plot and an Islamic Messiah. He is joined by three more of Buchan's heroes: Peter Pienaar, the old Boer Scout; John S. Blenkiron, the American determined to fight the Kaiser; and Sandy Arbuthnot, Greenmantle himself, modelled on Lawrence of Arabia. The intrepid four move in disguise through Germany to Constantinople and the Russian border toface their enemies: the grotesque Stumm and the evil beauty of Hilda von Einem.

The Thirty-Nine Steps And The Power House

The Thirty-Nine Steps And The Power House

Author: John Buchan Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/05/2008

Nelson's History Of The War

Nelson's History Of The War

Author: John Buchan Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/02/2008

Level 3: The Thirty-None Steps

Level 3: The Thirty-None Steps

Author: John Buchan Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/02/2008

Classic / British English A man is killed in Richard Hannay's home. Before his death he tells Hannay a dangerous secret. Now Hannay's life is in danger. Who are his enemies and what are they trying to do? And how will he solve the mystery of 'the thirty-nine steps'?

Greenmantle (Dodo Press)

Greenmantle (Dodo Press)

Author: John Buchan Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/01/2008

Oxford Bookworms Library: Level 4:: The Thirty-Nine Steps audio CD pack

Oxford Bookworms Library: Level 4:: The Thirty-Nine Steps audio CD pack

Author: John Buchan Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 29/11/2007

The most consistent of all series in terms of language control, length, and quality of story. David R. Hill, Director of the Edinburgh Project on Extensive Reading.

Oxford Bookworms Library: Level 4:: The Thirty-Nine Steps

Oxford Bookworms Library: Level 4:: The Thirty-Nine Steps

Author: John Buchan, Nick Bullard Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/11/2007

The most consistent of all series in terms of language control, length, and quality of story. David R. Hill, Director of the Edinburgh Project on Extensive Reading.

The Path of the King

The Path of the King

Author: John Buchan Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2007

The Path of the King

The Path of the King

Author: John Buchan Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/09/2007

Greenmantle

Greenmantle

Author: John Buchan Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/09/2007

Greenmantle

Greenmantle

Author: John Buchan Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2007

Mr. Standfast

Mr. Standfast

Author: John Buchan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/06/2007

Mr. Standfast

Mr. Standfast

Author: John Buchan Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/06/2007

The Thirty-Nine Steps

The Thirty-Nine Steps

Author: John Buchan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/06/2007

Richard Hannay has just returned to England after years in South Africa and is thoroughly bored with his life in London. But then a murder is committed in his flat, just days after a chance encounter with an American who had told him about an assassination plot which could have dire international consequences. An obvious suspect for the police and an easy target for the killers, Hannay goes on the run in his native Scotland where he will need all his courage and ingenuity to stay one step ahead of his pursuers.

Montrose - A History

Montrose - A History

Author: John Buchan Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/03/2007

Men And Deeds

Men And Deeds

Author: John Buchan Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/03/2007

The Last Secrets - The Final Mysteries Of Exploration

The Last Secrets - The Final Mysteries Of Exploration

Author: John Buchan Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/03/2007

Greenmantle

Greenmantle

Author: John Buchan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2007

It is 1915. Richard Hannay is convalescing from wounds received fighting in France, when he is approached by Sir Walter Bullivant of British Intelligence. Bullivant's son has been working undercover in the Middle East. It seems that the Germans with their Turkish Allies are planning to stir up a revolt in the Muslim world that could leave Egypt, India and North Africa in disarray. The boy has since been killed. The only clue he left behind is a piece of paper bearing the words 'Kasredin','cancer' and 'v.I'. Hannay must take up the trail. At stake could be the outcome of the war. Buchan is a master of the spy genre, and this astonishingly prescient and gripping story of danger and adventure has stood the test of time.

The Thirty-Nine Steps

The Thirty-Nine Steps

Author: John Buchan Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/11/2006

The Thirty-Nine Steps

The Thirty-Nine Steps

Author: John Buchan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/11/2006

The Watcher by the Threshold and Other Tales

The Watcher by the Threshold and Other Tales

Author: John Buchan Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2006