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The Thirty-Nine Steps By John Buchan
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The Thirty-Nine Steps is an adventure novel by the Scottish author John Buchan. It first appeared as a serial in Blackwood's Magazine in August and September 1915 before being published in book form... More > in October that year by William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh. 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.The novel formed the basis for a number of film adaptations, notably: Alfred Hitchcock's 1935 version; a 1959 colour remake; a 1978 version which is perhaps most faithful to the novel; and a 2008 version for British television.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. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Thirty-Nine_Steps Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less
Mr. Standfast By John Buchan
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir GCMG GCVO CH PC... More > (/ˈbʌxən/; 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.After a brief legal career, Buchan simultaneously began his writing career and his political and diplomatic careers, 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. Buchan was in 1927 elected Member of Parliament for the Combined Scottish Universities, but he spent most of his time on his writing career, notably writing The Thirty-Nine Steps and other adventure fiction. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Buchan< Less
Greenmantle By John Buchan
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Greenmantle is the second of five novels by John Buchan featuring the character of Richard Hannay, first published in 1916 by Hodder & Stoughton, London. It is one of two Hannay novels set during... More > 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.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.The book opens in November 1915, with Hannay and his friend Sandy convalescing from wounds received at the Battle of Loos. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenmantle Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less
Prester John By John Buchan
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Prester John (Latin: Presbyter Johannes) is a legendary Christian patriarch and king popular in European chronicles and tradition from the 12th through the 17th century. He was said to rule over a... More > Nestorian (Church of the East) Christian nation lost amid the Muslims and pagans of the Orient. The accounts are varied collections of medieval popular fantasy, depicting Prester John as a descendant of the Three Magi, ruling a kingdom full of riches, marvels, and strange creatures.At first, Prester John was imagined to reside in India; tales of the Nestorian Christians' evangelistic success there and of Thomas the Apostle's subcontinental travels probably provided the first seeds of the legend. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prester_John Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less
The Path of the King By John Buchan
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir GCMG GCVO CH PC... More > (/ˈbʌxən/; 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.After a brief legal career, Buchan simultaneously began his writing career and his political and diplomatic careers, 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. Buchan was in 1927 elected Member of Parliament for the Combined Scottish Universities, but he spent most of his time on his writing career, notably writing The Thirty-Nine Steps and other adventure fiction. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Buchan< Less
The Half-Hearted By John Buchan
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The Half-Hearted is a 1900 novel of romance and adventure by John Buchan, in which the social expectations of the main characters shape the paths they must tread. The novel follows the life of Lewis... More > Haystoun, a young Scottish laird, who finds himself unable to commit wholeheartedly to any course of action. His failure to seize the opportunity results in the woman he loves agreeing to marry a rival. Determined to face up to what he considers to be his cowardice, Haystoun departs for the Empire's north west frontier where he dies attempting to hold a narrow mountain pass single-handedly against an invading Cossack army.Set in the closing years of the 19th century, this two-part novel tells the story of Lewis Haystoun, a young Scottish laird. Part I of the novel is a story of manners and romance in upper class Scotland. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Half-Hearted Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less
The Moon Endureth: Tales and Fancies By John Buchan
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