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John Buchan (1) (1875–1940)

Autor(a) de The Thirty-Nine Steps

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About the Author

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 mostrar mais 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) mostrar menos
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Séries

Obras de John Buchan

The Thirty-Nine Steps (1915) 5,412 cópias
Greenmantle (1916) 1,408 cópias
Mr. Standfast (1919) 653 cópias
Prester John (1910) 592 cópias
The Three Hostages (1924) 565 cópias
The Island of Sheep (1936) 486 cópias
Huntingtower (1922) 382 cópias
John Macnab (1925) 379 cópias
The 39 Steps [1935 film] (1935) — original novel — 307 cópias
Witch Wood (1927) 271 cópias
Sick Heart River (1941) 223 cópias
The House of the Four Winds (1925) 213 cópias
Castle Gay (1925) 200 cópias
Memory Hold-the-Door (1940) 200 cópias
The Dancing Floor (1926) 194 cópias
The Free Fishers (1934) 181 cópias
The Gap in the Curtain (1932) 171 cópias
The Courts of the Morning (1929) 154 cópias
The Power-House (1913) 152 cópias
The Blanket of the Dark (1931) 151 cópias
Midwinter (1923) 144 cópias
The Path of the King (1921) 130 cópias
Salute to Adventurers (1915) 118 cópias
The Runagates Club (1928) 115 cópias
Oliver Cromwell (1934) 94 cópias
Stories (2008) 94 cópias
John Burnet of Barns (1898) 94 cópias
A Prince of the Captivity (1933) 90 cópias
Montrose (1928) 81 cópias
Sir Walter Scott (1925) 80 cópias
Adventures of Richard Hannay (1939) 67 cópias
Augustus (1939) 65 cópias
The Half-Hearted (1900) 59 cópias
The Magic Walking Stick (1914) 48 cópias
The Massacre of Glencoe (1985) 43 cópias
A Lost Lady of Old Years (1899) 42 cópias
The King's grace, 1910-1935 (1935) 39 cópias
Julius Caesar (1930) 37 cópias
The Battle of the Somme (2010) 31 cópias
The Long Traverse (1941) 31 cópias
Sir Quixote of the Moors (1895) 27 cópias
The 39 Steps [2008 TV Movie] (2008) — Novel — 25 cópias
Supernatural Tales (1997) 23 cópias
The Thirty Nine Steps [1978 film] (1978) — Novel — 20 cópias
A Lodge in the Wilderness (1906) 20 cópias
Homilies and Recreations (1926) 19 cópias
The Far Islands (1984) 18 cópias
Sir Walter Raleigh (1911) 17 cópias
The Clearing House (1946) 15 cópias
Lord Minto, A Memoir (1924) 11 cópias
The African Colony (1903) 11 cópias
The Marquis of Montrose (1996) 10 cópias
Scholar Gipsies (1896) 10 cópias
Poems Scots and English (1917) 9 cópias
Men and Deeds (1935) 8 cópias
Canadian Occasions (1940) 8 cópias
Modern Short Stories (1926) — Editor — 7 cópias
The Wind in the Portico (2020) 6 cópias
Suuren käärmeen luola (1962) 6 cópias
Gordon at Khartoum (2001) 5 cópias
The Grove Of Ashtaroth (2018) 5 cópias
Sinisen antiloopin lähde (1962) 5 cópias
Episodes of the Great War (1936) 5 cópias
Fullcircle (2013) 4 cópias
No-man's-land (2018) 4 cópias
Brasenose College (1898) 4 cópias
Skule Skerry 4 cópias
MUSA PISCATRIX [The Bodley Anthologies]. (1896) — Editor — 4 cópias
Basilissa (1994) 3 cópias
The Battle Of Jutland (2013) 3 cópias
Spies and Secret Agents (1993) — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
Ship to Tarshish 2 cópias
Andrew Jameson Lord Ardwall (1913) 2 cópias
Divus Johnston (2014) 2 cópias
The John Buchan Collection (2015) 2 cópias
The last crusade 2 cópias
Space (1990) 2 cópias
Fountainblue 2 cópias
The Outgoing Of The Tide (2011) 2 cópias
France The Nations of To-Day A New History of the World (1965) — Editor — 1 exemplar(es)
Great Occasions (1941) 1 exemplar(es)
Richard Hannay Adventures (2017) 1 exemplar(es)
An Article of Death 1 exemplar(es)
John Buchan on Angling (2016) 1 exemplar(es)
The Pilgrim Fathers (2012) 1 exemplar(es)
The Rising of the Waters 1 exemplar(es)
John Buchan: The Best Works (2018) 1 exemplar(es)
English Literature, Vols. 1-2 — Introdução — 1 exemplar(es)
Afternoon [short story] 1 exemplar(es)
Mr. Standfast / Huntingtower (2011) 1 exemplar(es)
The novel and the fairy tale (1931) 1 exemplar(es)
The Essential Works of John Buchan (2010) 1 exemplar(es)
Short Stories 1 exemplar(es)
Dr Lartius [short story] 1 exemplar(es)
The Post [short story] 1 exemplar(es)
Nemesis [short story] 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Tales Before Tolkien: The Roots of Modern Fantasy (2003) — Contribuinte — 617 cópias
The Oxford Book of English Ghost Stories (1986) — Contribuinte — 547 cópias
Gone to Earth (1917) — Introdução, algumas edições367 cópias
The Spy's Bedside Book (1957) — Contribuinte — 358 cópias
Isaac Asimov's Magical Worlds of Fantasy, Volume 12: Faeries (1991) — Contribuinte — 206 cópias
The Oxford Book of Fantasy Stories (1994) — Contribuinte — 191 cópias
The Fantastic Imagination (1977) — Contribuinte — 155 cópias
Chilling Horror Short Stories (2016) — Contribuinte — 139 cópias
The Mammoth Book of Modern Ghost Stories (2007) — Contribuinte — 134 cópias
The 39 Steps [play] (2009) — Original story — 123 cópias
The Big Book of Adventure Stories (2011) — Contribuinte — 115 cópias
The Penguin Book of First World War Stories (2007) — Contribuinte — 109 cópias
The Oxford Book of Scottish Short Stories (1995) — Contribuinte — 102 cópias
Heroic Fantasy Short Stories (Gothic Fantasy) (2017) — Contribuinte — 82 cópias
Scottish Ghost Stories (2009) — Contribuinte — 80 cópias
The Valancourt Book of Horror Stories: Volume Two (2017) — Contribuinte — 78 cópias
The New Penguin Book of Scottish Short Stories (1983) — Contribuinte — 70 cópias
The Bedside Book of Famous British Stories (1940) — Contribuinte — 67 cópias
Swords & Steam Short Stories (Gothic Fantasy) (2016) — Contribuinte — 65 cópias
Time Travel Short Stories: Anthology of New & Classic Tales (2017) — Contribuinte — 61 cópias
Five Spy Novels (1962) — Contribuinte — 55 cópias
Great Classic Stories: 22 Unabridged Classics (2005) — Contribuinte — 54 cópias
Alfred Hitchcock's Fear and Trembling (1948) — Contribuinte; Contribuinte, algumas edições49 cópias
To Catch a Spy: An Anthology of Favourite Spy Stories (1964) — Contribuinte, algumas edições; Contribuinte — 46 cópias
Scottish Stories of Fantasy and Horror (1971) — Contribuinte — 44 cópias
The Oxford Book of Historical Stories (1994) — Contribuinte — 41 cópias
The Screaming Skull and Other Classic Horror Stories (2010) — Contribuinte — 37 cópias
Detective Thrillers Short Stories (Gothic Fantasy) (2020) — Contribuinte — 32 cópias
Agents & Spies Short Stories (Gothic Fantasy) (2018) — Contribuinte — 32 cópias
Polar Horrors: Chilling Tales from the Ends of the Earth (2022) — Contribuinte — 31 cópias
The Monster-Maker and Other Science Fiction Classics (2012) — Contribuinte — 30 cópias
And the Darkness Falls (1946) — Contribuinte — 21 cópias
British Weird (2020) — Contribuinte — 20 cópias
Prince of Darkness (1978) — Contribuinte — 16 cópias
Annual Macabre 1998 (1998) — Contribuinte — 14 cópias
The Face of Scotland (1934) — Prefácio — 14 cópias
Visions and Imaginations: Classic Fantasy Fiction (2005) — Contribuinte — 13 cópias
Where the Silence Rings: A Literary Companion to Mountains (2007) — Contribuinte — 11 cópias
The Haunted and the Haunters (1975) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias
Escape Stories (1980) — Contribuinte — 9 cópias
Best Secret Service Stories (1960) — Contribuinte — 8 cópias
A Collection of Action Stories (1988) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
Arctic Journeys: The Story of the Oxford University Ellesmere Land Expedition (1936) — Prefácio, algumas edições6 cópias
Thirteen Short Stories (1968) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
Thrilling Adventure Stories (1988) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
The Word Lives On: A Treasury of Spiritual Fiction (1951) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
The poetry of Neil Munro (1989) — Prefácio — 4 cópias
Short Stories: The Timeless Collection (Unabridged) (2007) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
Short Stories: The Thinking Man's Collection (2010) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
Adventure [Vol. 2 No. 2, June 1911] (1911) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
Argosy, December 10, 1938 (1938) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
A Modern Galaxy: Short Stories — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
Spionhistorier fra hele verden (1959) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
Argosy, December 17, 1938 (1938) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
Argosy, December 24, 1938 (1938) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
Adventure [Vol. 1 No. 5, March 1911] (1911) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Adventure [Vol. 2 No. 1, May 1911] (1911) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Burke's Political Writings (Nelson Classics edition (1940) — Editor — 1 exemplar(es)
Duchy Zimowej Nocy 1 exemplar(es)
Short Stories: The Nostalgia Collection (2008) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Rosemary — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Adventure [Vol. 1 No. 6, April 1911] (1911) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)

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Conhecimento Comum

Outros nomes
Tweedsmuir, Lord
Tweedsmuir, John Buchan, 1st Baron
Data de nascimento
1875-08-26
Data de falecimento
1940-02-11
Local de enterro
Elsfield, Oxfordshire, UK
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
UK
País (para mapa)
Scotland, UK
Local de nascimento
Perth, Tayside, Scotland, UK
Local de falecimento
Montréal, Québec, Canada
Locais de residência
Perth, Tayside, Scotland, UK
Fife, Scotland, UK
South Africa
Oxford, England, UK
London, England, UK
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (mostrar todas 7)
Montréal, Québec, Canada
Educação
University of Glasgow (classics)
Oxford University (Brasenose College) (Literae Humaniores)
Ocupação
writer
journalist
military officer
politician
MP (Scottish Universities)
governor-general (Canada) (mostrar todas 8)
chancellor (Edinburgh University)
diplomat
Relacionamentos
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)
Organizações
Scottish Historical Society
Premiações
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 (mostrar todas 9)
James Tait Black Memorial Prize (1928)
Newdigate Prize (1898)
Stanhope Prize (1897)
Pequena biografia
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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Discussions

'The Grove of Ashtaroth' by John Buchan (1912?) em Gothic Literature (Março 2019)

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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.
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jcm790 | outras 189 resenhas | May 26, 2024 |
English literature; historical fiction
 
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ESUVic | outras 8 resenhas | 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 | outras 189 resenhas | 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 | outras 189 resenhas | Jan 24, 2024 |

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Obras
266
Also by
73
Membros
16,108
Popularidade
#1,411
Avaliação
½ 3.6
Resenhas
400
ISBNs
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