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John Buchan (1) (1875–1940)

Autor/a de The Thirty-Nine Steps

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265+ obres 16,168 Membres 398 Ressenyes 4 preferits

Sobre l'autor

John Buchan was born in Perth on 26th August, 1875. Educated at Glasgow University and Brasenose College, Oxford, in 1898 Buchan won the Newdigate Prize for poetry. Although trained as a lawyer, Buchan became private secretary to Lord Alfred Milner, high commissioner for South Africa. In 1903 he mostra'n més returned to England where he became a director of the publishing company, Thomas Nelson & Sons. In 1910 Buchan had his first novel, Prester John, published. In July 1914, Blackwood's Magazine began serializing Buchan's The Thirty-Nine Steps. With Britain on the verge of war, the nation was obsessed with German spy fever and its subject matter made it an immediate success. When it was published in book form, it sold over 25,000 copies in three months. Charles Masterman, the journalist, was appointed head of the government's War Propaganda Bureau. Masterman recruited Buchan and asked him to organise the publication of a history of the war in the form of a monthly magazine. Published by his own company, the first installment of the Nelson's History of the War appeared in February, 1915. A further twenty-three appeared at regular intervals throughout the war. In the spring of 1915, Buchan agreed to become one of the five journalists attached to the British Army. He was given responsibility for providing articles for The Times and the Daily News. In June 1916, Buchan was recruited by the British Army to draft communiqués for Sir Douglas Haig and other members of the General Headquarters Staff. Given the rank of Second Lieutenant in the Intelligence Corps, Buchan was also provided with the documents needed to write the Nelson's History of the War. Buchan's History of the War provided the public with a completely false impression of what was going on the Western Front. Buchan also wrote a series of propoganda pamphlets published by Oxford University Press. In February, 1917, the government established a Department of Information. Given the rank Lieutenant Colonel, Buchan was put in charge on the department on an annual salary of £1,000 a year. After the war Buchan continued to write adventures stories such as Huntingtower, The Three Hostages, and Witch Wood (1927). He also became involved in politics and in 1927 was elected Conservative MP for the Scottish Universities. Buchan held the seat until granted the title Baron Tweedsmuir in 1935. Buchan was president of the Scottish History Society from 1929 to 1932, and wrote biographies of Montrose and Sir Walter Scott. Buchan also served as governor-general of Canada from 1935 to 1937 and chancellor of Edinburgh University from 1937 to 1940. John Buchan died on 12th February, 1940. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
Crèdit de la imatge: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).

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Obres de John Buchan

The Thirty-Nine Steps (1915) 5,427 exemplars
Greenmantle (1916) 1,412 exemplars
Mr. Standfast (1919) 655 exemplars
Prester John (1910) 597 exemplars
The Three Hostages (1924) 566 exemplars
The Island of Sheep (1936) 488 exemplars
Huntingtower (1922) 384 exemplars
John Macnab (1925) 379 exemplars
The 39 Steps [1935 film] (1935) — original novel — 309 exemplars
Witch Wood (1927) 271 exemplars
Sick Heart River (1941) 225 exemplars
The House of the Four Winds (1925) 214 exemplars
Memory Hold-the-Door (1940) 203 exemplars
Castle Gay (1925) 201 exemplars
The Dancing Floor (1926) 194 exemplars
The Free Fishers (1934) 183 exemplars
The Gap in the Curtain (1932) 171 exemplars
The Courts of the Morning (1929) 154 exemplars
The Power-House (1913) 153 exemplars
The Blanket of the Dark (1931) 151 exemplars
Midwinter (1923) 145 exemplars
The Path of the King (1921) 129 exemplars
Salute to Adventurers (1915) 119 exemplars
The Runagates Club (1928) 115 exemplars
Oliver Cromwell (1934) 95 exemplars
Stories (2008) 95 exemplars
John Burnet of Barns (1898) 94 exemplars
A Prince of the Captivity (1933) 91 exemplars
Sir Walter Scott (1925) 81 exemplars
Montrose (1928) 81 exemplars
Adventures of Richard Hannay (1939) 66 exemplars
Augustus (1939) 65 exemplars
The Half-Hearted (1900) 58 exemplars
The Magic Walking Stick (1930) 47 exemplars
The Massacre of Glencoe (1985) 44 exemplars
A Lost Lady of Old Years (1899) 42 exemplars
The King's grace, 1910-1935 (1935) 39 exemplars
Julius Caesar (1930) 37 exemplars
The Battle of the Somme (2010) 31 exemplars
The Long Traverse (1941) 31 exemplars
Sir Quixote of the Moors (1895) 27 exemplars
The 39 Steps [2008 TV Movie] (2008) — Novel — 25 exemplars
Supernatural Tales (1997) 23 exemplars
The Thirty Nine Steps [1978 film] (1978) — Novel — 20 exemplars
A Lodge in the Wilderness (1906) 20 exemplars
A History of English Literature (1923) 19 exemplars
Homilies and Recreations (1926) 19 exemplars
Sir Walter Raleigh (1911) 19 exemplars
The Far Islands (1984) 18 exemplars
The Clearing House (1946) 15 exemplars
The Marquis of Montrose (1996) 11 exemplars
The African Colony (1903) 11 exemplars
The Kirk in Scotland 1560-1929 (1985) 11 exemplars
Lord Minto, A Memoir (1924) 11 exemplars
Scholar Gipsies (1896) 10 exemplars
Poems Scots and English (1917) 9 exemplars
Canadian Occasions (1940) 8 exemplars
Men and Deeds (1935) 8 exemplars
Modern Short Stories (1926) — Editor — 7 exemplars
The Wind in the Portico (2020) 6 exemplars
Suuren käärmeen luola (1962) 6 exemplars
Sinisen antiloopin lähde (1962) 5 exemplars
The Best Supernatural Stories (1991) 5 exemplars
Episodes of the Great War (1936) 5 exemplars
Some Eighteenth Century Byways (1972) 5 exemplars
Gordon at Khartoum (2001) 5 exemplars
The Grove Of Ashtaroth (2018) 5 exemplars
Fullcircle (2013) 4 exemplars
Collected Works of John Buchan (2013) 4 exemplars
No-man's-land (2018) 4 exemplars
Collected Supernatural Stories (2012) 4 exemplars
Brasenose College (1898) 4 exemplars
MUSA PISCATRIX [The Bodley Anthologies]. (1896) — Editor — 4 exemplars
Skule Skerry 4 exemplars
Basilissa (1994) 3 exemplars
John Buchan's Collected Poems (1996) 3 exemplars
Spies and Secret Agents (1993) — Col·laborador — 3 exemplars
The Battle Of Jutland (2013) 3 exemplars
Ship to Tarshish 2 exemplars
The last crusade 2 exemplars
Divus Johnston (2014) 2 exemplars
The John Buchan Collection (2015) 2 exemplars
Andrew Jameson Lord Ardwall (1913) 2 exemplars
The Kings of Orion 2 exemplars
Space (1990) 2 exemplars
The Herd Of Stanlan 2 exemplars
Fountainblue 2 exemplars
The Outgoing Of The Tide (2011) 2 exemplars
The Pilgrim Fathers (2012) 1 exemplars
John Buchan: The Best Works (2018) 1 exemplars
Mr. Standfast / Huntingtower (2011) 1 exemplars
John Buchan on Angling (2016) 1 exemplars
Great Occasions (1941) 1 exemplars
English Literature, Vols. 1-2 — Introducció — 1 exemplars
Short Stories 1 exemplars
An Article of Death 1 exemplars
The novel and the fairy tale (1931) 1 exemplars
Richard Hannay Adventures (2017) 1 exemplars

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Burke's Political Writings (Nelson Classics edition (1940) — Editor — 1 exemplars
Duchy Zimowej Nocy 1 exemplars
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Rosemary — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars
Adventure [Vol. 1 No. 6, April 1911] (1911) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars

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Altres noms
Tweedsmuir, Lord
Tweedsmuir, John Buchan, 1st Baron
Data de naixement
1875-08-26
Data de defunció
1940-02-11
Lloc d'enterrament
Elsfield, Oxfordshire, UK
Gènere
male
Nacionalitat
UK
País (per posar en el mapa)
Scotland, UK
Lloc de naixement
Perth, Tayside, Scotland, UK
Lloc de defunció
Montréal, Québec, Canada
Llocs de residència
Perth, Tayside, Scotland, UK
Fife, Scotland, UK
South Africa
Oxford, England, UK
London, England, UK
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (mostra-les totes 7)
Montréal, Québec, Canada
Educació
University of Glasgow (classics)
Oxford University (Brasenose College) (Literae Humaniores)
Professions
writer
journalist
military officer
politician
MP (Scottish Universities)
governor-general (Canada) (mostra-les totes 8)
chancellor (Edinburgh University)
diplomat
Relacions
Buchan, Anna (sister)
Buchan, Susan Grosvenor (wife)
Buchan, James (grandson)
Buchan, John Norman Stuart (son)
Buchan, William James de l'Aigle (son)
Buchan, Ursula (granddaughter)
Organitzacions
Scottish Historical Society
Premis i honors
Privy Counsel of the United Kingdom (1937)
Order of Saint Michael and Saint George (Knight Grand Cross) (1935)
Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order (1939)
Order of the Companions of Honour (1932)
Hereditary Peerage (1935)
Deputy Lieutenant (mostra-les totes 9)
James Tait Black Memorial Prize (1928)
Newdigate Prize (1898)
Stanhope Prize (1897)
Biografia breu
Buchan was the son of a Free Church minister, and grew up in Fife. He read classics at Glasgow University, winning a scholarship that enabled him to continue his studies at Oxford.

After graduating, he went to South Africa in the aftermath of the Boer War as aide to Alfred Milner. After an unsuccessful attempt to make his way as a lawyer, he went into publishing. In 1907, he linked himself to the English aristocracy by marrying the Duke of Westminster's cousin, Susan Grosvenor.

In the years immediately before World War I, he started to make a name for himself as a writer of adventure stories. T

During World War I he continued to write adventure stories in between propaganda work for the government and reporting the war for the Times.

After the war, Buchan settled down in a country house outside Oxford, later becoming a Unionist MP

In 1935 he was appointed Governor-General of Canada. At the time, this was an appointment that went with a peerage, so he became Baron Tweedsmuir. He died in 1940.

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Adventure novel published in 1915, it may be the original "man on the run" story.

Plot: Richard Hannay’s boredom with London society is soon relieved when the resourceful engineer from South Africa is caught up in a web of secret codes, spies, and murder on the eve of WWI. When a neighbour is killed in his flat, Richard, suspected, decodes the journal, runs to the wilds of his native Scotland in disguises and local dialects, evades Germans and officials.

The details of the spy conspiration are left vague for most of the story and it's rather naive. However, the point is the adventure, with a common but determined man suddenly involved in a dastardly complot and having to run away and hide while the police and the villains pursue him.

Quite short and fun. An improbable but entertaining tale.
… (més)
 
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jcm790 | Hi ha 187 ressenyes més | May 26, 2024 |
English literature; historical fiction
 
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ESUVic | Hi ha 8 ressenyes més | Mar 24, 2024 |
An ok story. There are problematic view on Jews. Richard Hannay goes on the run after being told of a assassination plot. Parts of it drag. Than things are wrapped up at the end.
 
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nx74defiant | Hi ha 187 ressenyes més | Mar 24, 2024 |
Read it because it's a classic---but it's just hilarious now. Really a hoot. When Hannay tosses the knife in the air and catches it in his lips to show his steady nerves I thought gosh, it can't get sillier than this but it does. There is a creepy anti-Semitic feel and just ridiculous twists and turns. I'm amazed that it was so popular in it's time.
 
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dhenn31 | Hi ha 187 ressenyes més | Jan 24, 2024 |

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Obres
265
També de
73
Membres
16,168
Popularitat
#1,406
Valoració
½ 3.6
Ressenyes
398
ISBN
1,696
Llengües
21
Preferit
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