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Buchan, John 1875-1940

Overview
Works: 1,509 works in 7,502 publications in 16 languages and 84,193 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  History  Drama  Detective and mystery films  Film adaptations  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Spy films  Adventure stories  Action and adventure fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of screenplay, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction, Other, Contributor, Inscriber, Speaker, Scenarist, Compiler
Classifications: PR6003.U13, 823.912
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Most widely held works by John Buchan
The 39 steps by John Buchan( Book )

608 editions published between 1900 and 2017 in 12 languages and held by 5,152 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
Greenmantle by John Buchan( Book )

262 editions published between 1915 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,913 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hannay is called in to investigate rumours of an uprising in the Muslim world, and undertakes a perilous journey through enemy territory to meet up with 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
Prester John by John Buchan( Book )

225 editions published between 1910 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,780 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 )

76 editions published between 1929 and 2011 in English and held by 1,776 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
Oliver Cromwell by John Buchan( Book )

74 editions published between 1932 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,463 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 )

75 editions published between 1937 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Suetonius' Life of Augustus is the most commonly read ancient account of the life of Rome's first emperor, presenting a mass of historical and biographical detail about both his public and personal lives. This volume provides the first large-scale commentary on Suetonius' work in English, drawing out what is unique about Suetonius' information, discussing how it relates to other ancient accounts, and assessing its historical reliability. The commentary is the first to be accessible to readers without any knowledge of Latin or Greek due to its use of English lemmata, while the new translation remains faithful to the original Latin. Accompanied by an introduction which investigates the career of Suetonius, the date of the Lives of the Caesars, the structure of the Life of Augustus, the various sources utilized by Suetonius, and the way in which the reader should approach this complex text, the commentary also looks to examine Suetonius' work not just as a repository of facts, but as a literary artefact carefully constructed by its author."_Contracub
Huntingtower by John Buchan( Book )

136 editions published between 1910 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,084 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 )

169 editions published between 1917 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,011 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 )

139 editions published between 1924 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 988 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The First World War is over and Richard Hannay has returned to a quiet country life with his wife and son. A criminal gang has kidnapped three important children, holding them as hostages. Hannay reluctantly agrees to help in the search and comes up against the strongest enemy of his career
John Macnab by John Buchan( Book )

96 editions published between 1925 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 845 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 )

17 editions published between 1940 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

112 editions published between 1919 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 772 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
Witch wood by John Buchan( Book )

62 editions published between 1927 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 755 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 thirty-nine steps by John Buchan( Recording )

88 editions published between 1966 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the days leading up to the First World War, typical everyman Richard Hannay finds himself caught in the middle of an anarchist plot to plunge Europe into chaos by assassinating the Greek Premier. However, when his American contact is murdered, Hannay makes it his duty to elude his enemies and save the Greek leader
Sick heart river by John Buchan( Book )

59 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 693 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 )

71 editions published between 1924 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 692 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 path of the king by John Buchan( Book )

81 editions published between 1919 and 2015 in English and held by 527 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 489 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 )

105 editions published between 1935 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An innocent Canadian while visiting England is implicated in the theft of national secrets and murder
The moon endureth; tales and fancies by John Buchan( Book )

43 editions published between 1912 and 2012 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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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 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 1875-1940

Tweedsmuir of Elsfield Baron 1875-1940

Τζων Μπιούκαν

Бакен, Джон 1-й барон Твидсмур

Джон Бакен Твідсмур

בקן, ג'ון

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

ジョン・バカン

バカン, ジョン

バッカン, ジョン

約翰·布臣,第一代特威茲穆爾男爵

约翰·巴肯

Languages
English (2,550)

German (49)

French (46)

Italian (15)

Chinese (9)

Spanish (9)

Polish (4)

Swedish (3)

Czech (3)

Dutch (2)

Ndonga (1)

Japanese (1)

Esperanto (1)

Hebrew (1)

Portuguese (1)

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GreenmantlePrester JohnHuntingtowerMr. StandfastThe three hostagesJohn MacnabThe Island of SheepWitch wood