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Buchan, John 1875-1940

Works: 1,609 works in 7,991 publications in 17 languages and 85,427 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  History  Drama  Detective and mystery films  Film adaptations  Biographies  Spy films  Adventure stories  Thrillers (Motion pictures) 
Roles: Author, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of screenplay, Author of introduction, Other, Contributor, Inscriber, Originator, Creator, Compiler, Scenarist, Speaker
Classifications: PR6003.U13, 823.912
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The 39 steps by John Buchan( Book )

687 editions published between 1900 and 2018 in 12 languages and held by 8,171 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
Greenmantle by John Buchan( )

300 editions published between 1915 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 5,156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Greenmantle (1916), a classic tale of espionage and adventure, Richard Hannay, hero of The Thirty-Nine Steps, travels across war-torn Europe on the trail 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--a character modelled on Lawrence of Arabia. Together they move in disguise through Germany to Constantinople and the Russian border in order to face their enemies: the grotesque Stumm and the evil femme fatale Hilda von Einem
Mr. Standfast by John Buchan( )

188 editions published between 1917 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 4,169 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
Prester John by John Buchan( )

243 editions published between 1900 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 4,025 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
The moon endureth, tales and fancies by John Buchan( )

43 editions published between 1912 and 2012 in English and held by 2,074 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Walter Scott by John Buchan( Book )

80 editions published between 1929 and 2011 in English and held by 1,777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born in 1552, Raleigh was a man who took risks. Buchan admires this and covers his career as a brilliant courtier, soldier, sailor, great discoverer, statesman and scholar. He follows Raleigh's progress from favourite of Elizabeth I to his fall from grace under James I. His three expeditions to America and his failed expedition to the Orinoco in search of a goldmine that led to his execution in 1618
Space by John Buchan( )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Webpage containing excerpt, Space, from the moon endureth / by John Buchan
Path of the King by John Buchan( )

in English and held by 1,768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As part of, Stephane Theroux presents the full text of "The Path of the King," a novel by Scottish author John Buchan (1875-1940). The novel is about a young Viking prince stranded with nothing but a band of gold
Huntingtower by John Buchan( Book )

148 editions published between 1910 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,619 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
Oliver Cromwell by John Buchan( Book )

74 editions published between 1932 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born in 1599, Cromwell was a devout Puritan who, when war broke out, formed his Ironsides. He won the battles of Marston Moor and Naseby and brought Charles I to trial. After establishing the Commonwealth, he suppressed the Levellers, Ireland and the Scots. In 1653, five years before his death, he established a Protectorate. John Buchan wrote of Cromwell 'He is a soldier now on the grand scale, strategist as well as tactician, statesman as well as fighting man, and it is by this new phase of his military career that his place is to be adjudged in the hierarchy of the great captains'
Augustus by John Buchan( Book )

80 editions published between 1937 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography in which this well-known English historian and statesman reviews not only Augustus' own life and character, but also the history of his times. 1937
The three hostages by John Buchan( Book )

136 editions published between 1924 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 993 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After distinguished service in the First World War, Richard Hannay settles down with his wife Mary and their son. However, news comes to him of three kidnappings. With no more than a few tantalisingly cryptic lines of verse as clues, he is soon on the trail of Dominick Medina - a charismatic polymath but a man 'utterly and consumedly wicked'
Salute to adventurers by John Buchan( Book )

90 editions published between 1900 and 2017 in English and French and held by 898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andrew Garvald is a young Scottish merchant who has bravely come to make his fortune in a newly colonised America. Outlawed from Virginian society for opposing the London traders' monopoly, his friends are Red Ringan, a pirate and gentleman adventurer and Shalah, an exiled Indian prince. When Garvald is faced with a deadly foe, the stakes are high - the love of a beautiful lady and the existence of Virginia
The Island of Sheep by John Buchan( Book )

113 editions published between 1919 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Featuring the return of Richard Hannay from a comfortable retirement. Hannay redeems his promise to protect the son of an old acquaintance from a sinister conspiracy, and the action moves rapidly from England through the Scottish Borders to the Island of Sheep in the remote Norlands (the fictional equivalent of the Faroes), where Hannay and his friends turn at last to confront their enemy
Mountain meadow by John Buchan( Book )

18 editions published between 1940 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Novel set in the Canadian north
John Macnab by John Buchan( Book )

58 editions published between 1925 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Who is John Macnab? Three prominent Scottish landowners receive a challenging note which tells them that he intends to poach from their estates without being caught, though if he is caught, he will donate money to a good cause. The reactions of the landowners provide conflicting evidence as to his identity, prompting speculation as to whether he is a gentleman or a tramp
The dancing floor by John Buchan( Book )

75 editions published between 1924 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 749 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
Sick heart river by John Buchan( Book )

65 editions published between 1900 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 747 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
Witch wood by John Buchan( Book )

65 editions published between 1927 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Semphill, a newly ordained priest of the Church of Scotland, arrives in an isolated valley to minister to a congregation that also belongs to a witch's coven
The blanket of the dark by John Buchan( Book )

64 editions published between 1929 and 2017 in English and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is 1536, and the Reformation has yet to disrupt the life of the great medieval Abbey of Oseney near Oxford, where a young man known as Peter Pentecost is completing his education. But Peter's life is about to be changed forever when he uncovers the astonishing secret of his true identity, a secret that has been kept from him all his life: that he is the son and heir of Edward, Duke of Buckingham, and by rights he, not Henry Tudor, should be King of England. His anonymous life at Oseney has been carefully arranged to keep him from harm - until the day arrives when those who have been watching over him are ready to challenge Henry VIII. From the moment Peter discovers the truth, he descends into a dangerous world of conspiracy and treason, as powerful men seek to persuade him to leave behind the security and tranquility of his life at Oseney and risk everything in a rebellion that could put him on the throne of England
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Alternative Names

controlled identityCadmus, 1875-1940

Bakān, Ǧūn 1875-1940

Baron de Tweedsmuir, John Buchan 1875-1940

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Buchan, John, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir, 1875-1940

Buchan, John Baron, Schriftsteller, Journalist, Diplomat 1875-1940

Buchan, John Norman Stuart.

Buchan, John Norman Stuart baron Tweedsmuir of Elsfield

Buchan, John T. 1875-1940

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John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir

John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir 1875-1940

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Τζων Μπιούκαν

Бакен, Джон 1-й барон Твидсмур

Джон Бакен Твідсмур

בקן, ג'ון

ג'ון באקן סופר בריטי

بكان، جون، 1875-1940

جان باکن ژورنالیست، نویسنده، سرباز، و سیاست‌مدار بریتانیایی

جان بکن

جون بوشان سياسي بريطاني

جون بوكان ، 1875-1940

바컨, 존 1875-1940

버칸, 죤 1875-1940

버컨, 존 1875-1940

존 버컨


バカン, ジョン

バッカン, ジョン



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