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Modern John Buchan

Nathan Waddell

Modern John Buchan

a critical introduction

by Nathan Waddell

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Published by Cambridge Scholars Pub. in Newcastle upon Tyne .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [139]-143) and index.

Statementby Nathan Waddell
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR6003.U13 Z934 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 147 p. ;
Number of Pages147
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24583733M
ISBN 101443813702
ISBN 109781443813709
LC Control Number2010399270
OCLC/WorldCa455816083

Hardback. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good Unclipped. Reissue. Very good clean tight book. Red mark to ffep. No inscriptions etc. Jacket is good, clean unclipped. has light edgewear and one closed tear to top. John Buchan's classic novel of espionage was first published in Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Thriller. This modern fairy-tale is also the gripping adventure story about Dickson McCunn, a respectable, newly retired grocer who finds himself in the thick of a plot involving the kidnapping of a Russian princess held prisoner in the rambling mansion, Huntingtower. Here, Buchan introduces some of his best-loved characters and paints a remarkable /5.

  Buy Greenmantle (Red Classics) UK ed. by Buchan, John (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.4/5(). John Buchan is the father of the modern spy thriller. This is so even though the Hannay books are not, strictly speaking, about spies at all in the professional sense of the word. They are about penetration of the enemy, about lonely escape and wild journeys, about Cited by: 3.

Walter Scott Sir (), George V King of Great Britain (), James Graham Montrose Marquis of (), John Buchan (), Oliver Cromwell (), Richard Hannay, Walter Raleigh Sir (?), Abraham Lincoln (), Andrew Jameson Ardwall Lord (), Andrew Jameson Baron Ardwall, Andrew Jameson Lord Ardwall, Andrew Lang (), . In this, the only critical edition, David Daniell shows what went into the making of Prester John and explores what sets it apart from the boys' yarns of the period. About the Author John Buchan, was a Scottish novelist, historian and Unionist politician who served as Governor General of Canada, the 15th since Canadian Confederation/5().


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