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Buchan, John 1875-1940

Works: 1,340 works in 6,747 publications in 25 languages and 78,908 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Drama  History  Film adaptations  Adventure stories  Bibliography  Detective and mystery films  Spy films  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of screenplay, Bibliographic antecedent, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Other, Contributor, Inscriber, Compiler, Collaborator, Speaker
Classifications: PR6003.U13, 823.912
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Most widely held works by John Buchan
The thirty-nine steps by John Buchan( Book )

581 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in 18 languages and held by 4,815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wildly impossible adventures to frustrate a German secret service organization
Greenmantle by John Buchan( Book )

248 editions published between 1915 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,962 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detective and mystery stories. A cryptic message launches Major Richard Hannay into another adventure of intrigue, espionage, and danger. Setting out across war-torn Europe, and travelling to the heart of the Middle East, Hannay and his friends Sandy Arbuthnot, Peter Pienaar, and John S. Blenkiron must penetrate enemy lines, quell a Middle Eastern uprising, and uncover a sinister plot beyond their wildest imaginings
Prester John by John Buchan( Book )

219 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a gripping adventure story set during the British Empire mostly in South Africa more than a century ago. It is the great grandfather of today's thrillers
Sir Walter Scott by John Buchan( Book )

62 editions published between 1932 and 2001 in English and held by 1,763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oliver Cromwell by John Buchan( Book )

71 editions published between 1934 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the soldier and statesman who led the parliamentary forces during the English Civil War
Augustus by John Buchan( Book )

75 editions published between 1937 and 2010 in 10 languages and held by 1,424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Huntingtower by John Buchan( Book )

114 editions published between 1910 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,083 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dickson McCunn, a newly retired grocer, finds himself in the thick of a plot involving the kidnapping of a Russian princess
Stories we tell by Sarah Polley( Visual )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,032 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A "genre-twisting film by director Sarah Polley, who investigates the elusive truths of her eclectic family of storytellers as she playfully interrogates a cast of characters who each relate their version of the family mythology. Polley reveals the essence of family as she uncovers the secrets buried deep within-- "--Container
Mr. Standfast by John Buchan( Book )

159 editions published between 1918 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,015 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Mr Standfast (1919), the third of the four novels featuring Richard Hannay, we meet again Pieter Pienaar and John S. Blenkiron, who are joined by the spirited Mary Lamington. It is 1917 and Hannay is brought out of the battlefield to perform the desperate task of tracking down and destroying a network of German spies. Hannay's opponent is Morton Ivery, the bland master of disguise, who seeks to outwit Hannay as he and his agents are pursued through England, Scotland, France, and Switzerland. For its pace and suspense, its changes of scene, and thrilling descriptions of the last great battles against the Germans, Mr Standfast offers everything that has made its author so enduringly popular
The three hostages by John Buchan( Book )

137 editions published between 1924 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,005 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fourth book in John Buchan's 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 victim's 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 Buchan's most memorable villains and reminds readers why is considered one of the great adventure writers of his time
John Macnab by John Buchan( Book )

90 editions published between 1925 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mysterious letters to three Highland landowners, signed "John Macnab", declare that, on a given date, a deer or salmon will be poached from their land, and three eminent gentlemen slip into Sir Archibald Roylance's cottage retreat. The ensuing confrontation, chase and adventure changed the lives of everybody, especially the lovely Janet Raden, and wee Fish Benjie
Mountain meadow by John Buchan( Book )

16 editions published between 1940 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Novel set in the Canadian north
The Island of Sheep by John Buchan( Book )

99 editions published between 1919 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The last in the Richard Hannay adventures sees Hannay caught up in more dangerous escapades. Valdemar Haraldsen is in trouble. Two men come to the rescue while a third agrees to help because of his sheer hatred of villains. -- Cover, p. 4
Witch wood by John Buchan( Book )

58 editions published between 1927 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historisk roman fra Skotland i 1644
Sick heart river by John Buchan( Book )

56 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sick Heart River is John Buchan's last novel, completed just days before his death. It was published posthumously in 1941. Buchan's rich descriptions of the rugged Canadian Northwest Territories are influenced by his real-life voyage down the Mackenzie River in 1937. At that time, Buchan was Governor-General of Canada. The main character, the lawyer and politician Edward Leithen is perhaps the most autobiographical of Buchan's characters
The dancing floor by John Buchan( Book )

66 editions published between 1926 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vernon Milbourne, orphaned since childhood and haunted by a recurring dream, is friends with the protective lawyer and MP Sir Edward Leithen. An Aegean cruise takes them to the mysterious island of Plakos, where Vernon is fascinated by the island's myths. Local superstitions turn to menace as Vernon's encounter with a beautiful woman results in obsession and adventure
The 39 steps by John Buchan( Book )

36 editions published between 1919 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Buchan 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 path of the king by John Buchan( Book )

74 editions published between 1920 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A shipwrecked Viking prince; a band of gold, passed from generation to generation; the hidden history that links Joan of Arc, Daniel Boone, and Abraham Lincoln this 1921 tapestry of fourteen interconnected stories sweeps the reader on a breathless quest through the ages
The moon endureth, tales and fancies by John Buchan( Book )

44 editions published between 1912 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Webpages containing full text of the novel, the moon endurath / by John Buchan
The 39 steps by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

66 editions published between 1935 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An innocent Canadian inadvertently involved in espionage and murder must stay a step ahead of both the police and the bad guys
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Бакен, Джон, 1-й барон Твидсмур

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