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Buchan, John 1875-1940

Works: 1,834 works in 8,394 publications in 18 languages and 87,783 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  History  Drama  Detective and mystery films  Spy fiction  Biographies  Film adaptations  Spy films  Action and adventure fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of screenplay, Author of introduction, Other, Inscriber, Contributor, Originator, Speaker, Compiler, Creator, Scenarist
Classifications: PR6003.U13, 823.912
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The 39 steps by John Buchan( Book )

827 editions published between 1900 and 2019 in 13 languages and held by 8,645 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( )

322 editions published between 1900 and 2019 in 4 languages and held by 5,273 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( )

195 editions published between 1900 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 4,250 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( )

269 editions published between 1900 and 2019 in 7 languages and held by 4,082 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 path of the king by John Buchan( )

96 editions published between 1919 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 2,531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of fourteen stories
Space by John Buchan( )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,808 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Webpage containing excerpt, Space, from the moon endureth / by John Buchan
Sir Walter Scott by John Buchan( Book )

84 editions published between 1929 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,765 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
The Moon Endureth. Tales and fancies by John Buchan( )

15 editions published between 1912 and 2019 in English and held by 1,726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Huntingtower by John Buchan( Book )

177 editions published between 1910 and 2019 in 4 languages and held by 1,712 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 )

77 editions published between 1932 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,450 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 )

85 editions published between 1937 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Buchan's study of Augustus, great nephew of Julius Caesar, is a descriptive, detailed biography. The author's admiration for Augustus' creative mind and policies shine through this major historical account
The three hostages by John Buchan( Book )

147 editions published between 1924 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,019 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
Salute to adventurers by John Buchan( Book )

92 editions published between 1900 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 931 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 )

125 editions published between 1919 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 856 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
John Macnab by John Buchan( Book )

87 editions published between 1925 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 827 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
Mountain meadow by John Buchan( Book )

21 editions published between 1940 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Novel set in the Canadian north
The power-house by John Buchan( Book )

75 editions published between 1913 and 2019 in English and held by 778 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 blanket of the dark by John Buchan( Book )

68 editions published between 1929 and 2017 in English and held by 773 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
Witch wood by John Buchan( Book )

73 editions published between 1927 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Buchan's favourite of all his novels, Witch Wood deals with the hypocrisy that can lie beneath god-fearing respectability. The book is set in the terrifying times of the first half of the seventeenth century when the Church of Scotland unleashed a wave of cruelty and intolerance. Minister Sempill witnesses devil worship in the 'Witch Wood' and is persecuted
The dancing floor by John Buchan( Book )

81 editions published between 1924 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 764 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
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Buchan, John Norman Stuart.

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Τζων Μπιούκαν

Бакен Джон

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

박칸, 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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