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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 por John Buchan

The Thirty-Nine Steps (1915) 5,392 exemplares
Greenmantle (1916) 1,404 exemplares
Mr. Standfast (1919) 650 exemplares
Prester John (1910) 588 exemplares
The Three Hostages (1924) 561 exemplares
The Island of Sheep (1936) 484 exemplares
Huntingtower (1922) 379 exemplares
John Macnab (1925) 377 exemplares
The 39 Steps [1935 film] (1935) — original novel — 305 exemplares
Witch Wood (1927) 269 exemplares
Sick Heart River (1941) 220 exemplares
The House of the Four Winds (1925) 211 exemplares
Castle Gay (1925) 198 exemplares
Memory Hold-the-Door (1940) 195 exemplares
The Dancing Floor (1926) 192 exemplares
The Free Fishers (1934) 179 exemplares
The Gap in the Curtain (1932) 170 exemplares
The Courts of the Morning (1929) 152 exemplares
The Power-House (1913) 151 exemplares
The Blanket of the Dark (1931) 147 exemplares
Midwinter (1923) 142 exemplares
The Path of the King (1921) 127 exemplares
Salute to Adventurers (1915) 116 exemplares
The Runagates Club (1928) 114 exemplares
Oliver Cromwell (1934) 93 exemplares
Stories (2008) 93 exemplares
John Burnet of Barns (1898) 93 exemplares
A Prince of the Captivity (1933) 89 exemplares
Montrose (1928) 81 exemplares
Sir Walter Scott (1925) 78 exemplares
Adventures of Richard Hannay (1939) 66 exemplares
Augustus (1939) 65 exemplares
The Half-Hearted (1900) 58 exemplares
The Magic Walking Stick (1914) 47 exemplares
The Massacre of Glencoe (1985) 42 exemplares
A Lost Lady of Old Years (1899) 41 exemplares
The King's grace, 1910-1935 (1935) 39 exemplares
Julius Caesar (1930) 37 exemplares
The Battle of the Somme (2010) 31 exemplares
The Long Traverse (1941) 30 exemplares
Sir Quixote of the Moors (1895) 26 exemplares
The 39 Steps [2008 TV Movie] (2008) — Novel — 25 exemplares
The Complete Works of John Buchan (2011) 25 exemplares
Supernatural Tales (1997) 23 exemplares
A History of English Literature (1923) 19 exemplares
Homilies and Recreations (1926) 19 exemplares
The Thirty Nine Steps [1978 film] (1978) — Novel — 19 exemplares
A Lodge in the Wilderness (1906) 19 exemplares
The Far Islands (1984) 18 exemplares
Sir Walter Raleigh (1911) 17 exemplares
The Clearing House (1946) 15 exemplares
The Kirk in Scotland 1560-1929 (1985) 12 exemplares
Lord Minto, A Memoir (1924) 11 exemplares
The African Colony (1903) 11 exemplares
Scholar Gipsies (1896) 10 exemplares
The Marquis of Montrose (1996) 10 exemplares
Poems Scots and English (1917) 9 exemplares
Men and Deeds (1935) 8 exemplares
Canadian Occasions (1940) 8 exemplares
Modern Short Stories (1926) — Editor — 7 exemplares
A Five-Fold Salute to Adventure (1939) 7 exemplares
Suuren käärmeen luola (1962) 6 exemplares
The Wind in the Portico (2020) 6 exemplares
Episodes of the Great War (1936) 5 exemplares
Some Eighteenth Century Byways (1972) 5 exemplares
Gordon at Khartoum (2001) 5 exemplares
The Grove Of Ashtaroth (2018) 5 exemplares
Sinisen antiloopin lähde (1962) 5 exemplares
Fullcircle (2013) 4 exemplares
Collected Supernatural Stories (2012) 4 exemplares
No-man's-land (2018) 4 exemplares
Francis and Riversdale Grenfell (1920) 4 exemplares
Collected Works of John Buchan (2013) 4 exemplares
The Best Supernatural Stories (1991) 4 exemplares
Naval Episodes of the Great War (1938) 4 exemplares
Brasenose College (1898) 4 exemplares
Skule Skerry 4 exemplares
MUSA PISCATRIX [The Bodley Anthologies]. (1896) — Editor — 4 exemplares
The Green Wildebeest 3 exemplares
John Buchan's Collected Poems (1996) 3 exemplares
Basilissa (1994) 3 exemplares
The Battle Of Jutland (2013) 3 exemplares
Adventurers All : An Omnibus (1925) 3 exemplares
Spies and Secret Agents (1993) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Andrew Jameson Lord Ardwall (1913) 3 exemplares
The Herd Of Stanlan 2 exemplares
Divus Johnston (2014) 2 exemplares
Ship to Tarshish 2 exemplares
Space (1990) 2 exemplares
The last crusade 2 exemplares
The John Buchan Collection (2015) 2 exemplares
Great Hours in Sport 2 exemplares
The Kings of Orion 2 exemplares
The Outgoing Of The Tide (2011) 2 exemplares
Fountainblue 2 exemplares
Great Occasions (1941) 1 exemplar
John Buchan: The Best Works (2018) 1 exemplar
John Buchan on Angling (2016) 1 exemplar
Richard Hannay Adventures (2017) 1 exemplar
The Pilgrim Fathers (2012) 1 exemplar
English Literature, Vols. 1-2 — Introdução — 1 exemplar
Mr. Standfast / Huntingtower (2011) 1 exemplar
The novel and the fairy tale (1931) 1 exemplar
Short Stories 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Tales Before Tolkien: The Roots of Modern Fantasy (2003) — Contribuidor — 610 exemplares
The Oxford Book of English Ghost Stories (1986) — Contribuidor — 544 exemplares
Gone to Earth (1917) — Introdução, algumas edições366 exemplares
The Spy's Bedside Book (1957) — Contribuidor — 354 exemplares
Isaac Asimov's Magical Worlds of Fantasy, Volume 12: Faeries (1991) — Contribuidor — 207 exemplares
The Oxford Book of Fantasy Stories (1994) — Contribuidor — 191 exemplares
The Fantastic Imagination (1977) — Contribuidor — 154 exemplares
Chilling Horror Short Stories (2016) — Contribuidor — 138 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Modern Ghost Stories (2007) — Contribuidor — 134 exemplares
The 39 Steps [play] (2009) — Original story — 122 exemplares
The Big Book of Adventure Stories (2011) — Contribuidor — 115 exemplares
The Penguin Book of First World War Stories (2007) — Contribuidor — 108 exemplares
The Oxford Book of Scottish Short Stories (1995) — Contribuidor — 102 exemplares
Heroic Fantasy Short Stories (Gothic Fantasy) (2017) — Contribuidor — 82 exemplares
Scottish Ghost Stories (2009) — Contribuidor — 78 exemplares
The Valancourt Book of Horror Stories: Volume Two (2017) — Contribuidor — 77 exemplares
The New Penguin Book of Scottish Short Stories (1983) — Contribuidor — 70 exemplares
The Bedside Book of Famous British Stories (1940) — Contribuidor — 67 exemplares
Swords & Steam Short Stories (Gothic Fantasy) (2016) — Contribuidor — 62 exemplares
Time Travel Short Stories: Anthology of New & Classic Tales (2017) — Contribuidor — 60 exemplares
Five Spy Novels (1962) — Contribuidor — 55 exemplares
Great Classic Stories: 22 Unabridged Classics (2005) — Contribuidor — 53 exemplares
Alfred Hitchcock's Fear and Trembling (1948) — Contribuidor; Contribuidor, algumas edições49 exemplares
To Catch a Spy: An Anthology of Favourite Spy Stories (1964) — Contribuidor, algumas edições; Contribuidor — 46 exemplares
Scottish Stories of Fantasy and Horror (1971) — Contribuidor — 44 exemplares
The Oxford Book of Historical Stories (1994) — Contribuidor — 40 exemplares
The Screaming Skull and Other Classic Horror Stories (2010) — Contribuidor — 37 exemplares
Agents & Spies Short Stories (Gothic Fantasy) (2018) — Contribuidor — 32 exemplares
Detective Thrillers Short Stories (Gothic Fantasy) (2020) — Contribuidor — 31 exemplares
The Monster-Maker and Other Science Fiction Classics (2012) — Contribuidor — 29 exemplares
Polar Horrors: Chilling Tales from the Ends of the Earth (2022) — Contribuidor — 27 exemplares
And the Darkness Falls (1946) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares
British Weird (2020) — Contribuidor — 20 exemplares
Prince of Darkness (1978) — Contribuidor — 16 exemplares
Annual Macabre 1998 (1998) — Contribuidor — 14 exemplares
The Face of Scotland (1934) — Prefácio — 13 exemplares
Visions and Imaginations: Classic Fantasy Fiction (2005) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Where the Silence Rings: A Literary Companion to Mountains (2007) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
The Haunted and the Haunters (1975) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
Escape Stories (1980) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
Best Secret Service Stories (1960) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
A Collection of Action Stories (1988) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Arctic Journeys: The Story of the Oxford University Ellesmere Land Expedition (1936) — Prefácio, algumas edições6 exemplares
Thrilling Adventure Stories (1988) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Thirteen Short Stories (1968) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
The poetry of Neil Munro (1989) — Prefácio — 4 exemplares
The Word Lives On: A Treasury of Spiritual Fiction (1951) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Adventure [Vol. 2 No. 2, June 1911] (1911) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Short Stories: The Timeless Collection (Unabridged) (2007) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Argosy, December 10, 1938 (1938) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Spionhistorier fra hele verden (1959) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
A Modern Galaxy: Short Stories — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Argosy, December 17, 1938 (1938) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Argosy, December 24, 1938 (1938) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Burke's Political Writings (Nelson Classics edition (1940) — Editor — 1 exemplar
Adventure [Vol. 1 No. 5, March 1911] (1911) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Adventure [Vol. 1 No. 6, April 1911] (1911) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Adventure [Vol. 2 No. 1, May 1911] (1911) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Duchy Zimowej Nocy 1 exemplar
Short Stories: The Nostalgia Collection (2008) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Rosemary — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Outros nomes
Tweedsmuir, Lord
Tweedsmuir, John Buchan, 1st Baron
Data de nascimento
1875-08-26
Data de falecimento
1940-02-11
Localização do túmulo
Elsfield, Oxfordshire, UK
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
UK
País (no 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 todos 7)
Montréal, Québec, Canada
Educação
University of Glasgow (classics)
Oxford University (Brasenose College) (Literae Humaniores)
Ocupações
writer
journalist
military officer
politician
MP (Scottish Universities)
governor-general (Canada) (mostrar todos 8)
chancellor (Edinburgh University)
diplomat
Relações
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
Prémios e menções honrosas
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 todos 9)
James Tait Black Memorial Prize (1928)
Newdigate Prize (1898)
Stanhope Prize (1897)

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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)

Críticas

English literature; historical fiction
 
Assinalado
ESUVic | 8 outras críticas | 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 | 188 outras críticas | 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 | 188 outras críticas | Jan 24, 2024 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
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Also by
72
Membros
16,010
Popularidade
#1,415
Avaliação
½ 3.6
Críticas
399
ISBN
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Línguas
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