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Buchan, John 1875-1940

Works: 1,539 works in 7,518 publications in 16 languages and 83,837 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Drama  History  Detective and mystery films  Film adaptations  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Biographies  Spy films  Adventure stories 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of screenplay, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction, Other, Contributor, Inscriber, Creator, Scenarist, Speaker, Compiler
Classifications: PR6003.U13, 823.912
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The 39 steps by John Buchan( Book )

641 editions published between 1900 and 2018 in 12 languages and held by 5,089 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Hannay, who, despite claiming to be an "ordinary fellow," is caught up in the dramatic and dangerous race against a plot to devastate the British war effort
Prester John by John Buchan( Book )

230 editions published between 1900 and 2017 in 6 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 )

80 editions published between 1929 and 2011 in English and held by 1,767 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
Greenmantle by John Buchan( Book )

156 editions published between 1915 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,733 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
Oliver Cromwell by John Buchan( Book )

75 editions published between 1932 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,449 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 )

78 editions published between 1937 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,429 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
Huntingtower by John Buchan( Book )

141 editions published between 1910 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,071 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
Mr. Standfast by John Buchan( Book )

178 editions published between 1917 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,019 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 )

140 editions published between 1924 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

England is at peace after the end of World War I. Spy-catcher, Richard Hannay, is enjoying the country life at Fosse Manor. However, Hannay's peace is shattered when a dangerous criminal gang kidnap three children of important national figures. The deadline for searching for the hostages is midsummer. Hannay joins forces with Sandy Arbuthnot to face this most difficult enemy, Dominick Medina, a seductive fallen angel, a master of thought control, and trusted by many of Britain's leaders, is a twisted product of the years shattered by war in Europe
Mountain meadow by John Buchan( Book )

17 editions published between 1940 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

54 editions published between 1925 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 776 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
Witch wood by John Buchan( Book )

70 editions published between 1927 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 757 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 Island of Sheep by John Buchan( Book )

113 editions published between 1919 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 757 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
The dancing floor by John Buchan( Book )

72 editions published between 1924 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 682 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 )

59 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 678 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 path of the king by John Buchan( Book )

82 editions published between 1919 and 2015 in English and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of fourteen stories
Salute to adventurers by John Buchan( Book )

89 editions published between 1900 and 2017 in English and French and held by 488 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. [Publit]
The 39 steps by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

112 editions published between 1935 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An innocent Canadian while visiting England is implicated in the theft of national secrets and murder
The power-house by John Buchan( Book )

68 editions published between 1913 and 2015 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book introduces the character Sir Edward Leithen, whose adventures continue throughout the Greenmantle series. Starting with the disappearance of one man whom he undertakes to find, Leithen becomes involved in a sinister and frighteningly organized European 'Power-House' no doubt inspired by the ruthless totalitarian powers that dominated the European scene at its writing, during World War I
The moon endureth, tales and fancies by John Buchan( Book )

43 editions published between 1912 and 2012 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The 39 steps
Alternative Names

controlled identityCadmus, 1875-1940

Bakān, Ǧūn 1875-1940

Baron de Tweedsmuir, John Buchan 1875-1940

Buchan, J.

Buchan John

Buchan, John 1875-1940 1st Baron Tweedsmuir

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

Buchan, John 1875-1940 Baron Tweedsmuir

Buchan, John 1st Baron Tweedsmuir

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

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

Buchan, John, Baron Tweedsmuir, 1875-1940

Buchan, John Norman Stuart.

Buchan, John Norman Stuart baron Tweedsmuir of Elsfield

Buchan, John T. 1875-1940

Cadmus 1875-1940

Elsfield, John Buchan baron Tweedsmuir of

J. B

J. B 1875-1940

J. B. [a]

John Buchan

John Buchan, 1. Baron Tweedsmuir schottischer Schriftsteller und Politiker

John Buchan, 1. baron Tweedsmuir szkocki pisarz i polityk

John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir

John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir 1875-1940

John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir British politician

John Buchan Brits journalist

John Buchan brittiläinen poliitikko

John Buchan personnalité politique britannique

John Buchan político británico

John Buchan romanziere e politico scozzese

Lord Tweedsmuir.

Tweedsmuir, .. 1875-1940

Tweedsmuir, John 1875-1940

Tweedsmuir, John B. 1875-1940

Tweedsmuir, John Buchan

Tweedsmuir, John Buchan 1875-1940

Tweedsmuir, John Buchan 1875-1940 1st Baron

Tweedsmuir John Buchan 1875-1940 baron

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

Tweedsmuir, John Buchan 1875-1940 barons

Tweedsmuir, John Buchan 1st Baron

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

Tweedsmuir, John Buchan, Barão 1875-1940

Tweedsmuir, John Buchan baron

Tweedsmuir, John Buchan Baron 1875-1940

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

Tweedsmuir, John Buchan, barons, 1875-1940

Tweedsmuir, John Norman Stuart Buchan.

Tweedsmuir, Lord

Tweedsmuir Lord 1875-1940

Tweedsmuir of Elsfield, Baron

Tweedsmuir of Elsfield Baron 1875-1940

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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