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The strange adventures of Mr Andrew Hawthorn & other stories

Author: John Buchan; Giles Foden
Publisher: London : Penguin, 2009.
Series: Penguin classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In 'The Strange Adventures of Mr Andrew Hawthorn' and the other stories in this collection, peculiar worlds of temptation, adventure or iniquity are perilously close at hand. Mr Hawthorn himself steps outside to allow his porridge to cool and disappears for five years and more, a Glasgow grocer is shipwrecked and ultimately worshipped as a god, a young mathematician discovers an entirely new aspect of reality and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Short stories
Adventure fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Buchan, John, 1875-1940.
Strange adventures of Mr Andrew Hawthorn & other stories.
London ; New York : Penguin, 2009
(OCoLC)648805972
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Buchan; Giles Foden
ISBN: 9780141442426 0141442425
OCLC Number: 310154579
Notes: "This edition, with minor emendations, follows the text of the three-volume Complete short stories published by Thistle Publishing in 1996 "--Title page verso.
Originally published as: Stories. London : Folio Society, 2008.
Description: xxi, 358 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: Chronology --
Introduction --
A captain of salvation --
A journey of little profit --
Politics and the May-Fly --
Streams of water in the south --
The watcher by the threshold --
Fountainblue --
The grove of Ashtaroth --
Space --
'Divus' Johnston --
Basilissa --
Fullcircle --
The loathly opposite --
Ship to Tarshish --
Tendebant Manus --
The last crusade --
Sing a song of sixpence --
The wind in the portico --
The strange adventures of Mr. Andrew Hawthorn.
Series Title: Penguin classics.
Other Titles: Short stories.
Responsibility: John Buchan ; introduced and selected by Giles Foden.

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'It is Buchan's ability to transport his readers to this magic universe which has produced so many devotees to his writing' - Giles Foden

 
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