Sequel to 'The Thirty-nine Steps', this classic adventure is set in war-torn Europe. Richard Hannay, South African mining engineer and hero, is sent on a top-secret mission across German-occupied Europe. The result could alter the outcome of World War I. Other well-known characters make a reappearance here; Sandy, Blenkiron and Peter Pienaar.
Richard Hannay is the most famous creation of author and diplomat John Buchan. Hannay can be seen to be the first true action hero of British literature, a decorated soldier and spy, constantly needed by the government to thwart plots against the empire. Here collected are the first three novels to contain Richard Hannay.
Major General Sir Richard Hannay is the fictional secret agent created by writer and diplomat John Buchan, who was himself an Intelligence officer during the First World War. The strong and silent type, combining the dour temperament of the Scot with the stiff upper lip of the Englishman, Hannay is pre-eminent among early spy-thriller heroes. Caught up in the first of these five gripping adventures just before the outbreak of war in 1914, he manages to thwart the enemy's evil plan and solve the mystery of the 'thirty-nine steps'. In Greenmantle, he undertakes a vital mission to prevent jihad in the Islamic Near East. Mr Standfast, set in the decisive months of 1917-18, is the novel in which Hannay, after a life lived 'wholly among men', finally falls in love; later, in The Three Hostages, he finds himself unravelling a kidnapping mystery with his wife's help. In the last adventure, The Island of Sheep, he is called upon to honour an old oath. A shrewd judge of men, he never dehumanises his enemy, and despite sharing some of the racial prejudices of his day, Richard Hannay is a worthy prototype hero of espionage fiction.
Major-General Sir Richard Hannay is called in to investigate rumours of an uprising in Constantinople. Once there, he and his friends must thwart the Germans' plans to use religion in winning the war. The book opens in November 1915, with Hannay and his friend Sandy convalescing from wounds received at the Battle of Loos. Sir Walter Bullivant, a senior intelligence officer, summons Hannay to the Foreign Office. Bullivant briefs Hannay on the political situation in the Middle East, suggesting that the Germans and their Turkish allies are plotting to create a Muslim uprising, that will throw the Middle East, India and North Africa into turmoil. Bullivant proposes that Hannay investigate the rumours, following a clue left on a slip of paper with the words ""Kasredin"", ""cancer"" and ""v.I"" written by Bullivant's son a spy, who was recently killed in the region... Richard Hannay is a character created by Scottish novelist John Buchan, based on Edmund Ironside, from Edinburgh, a spy during the Second Boer War. John Buchan (1875-1940) was a Scottish novelist and historian and also served as Canada's Governor General. His 100 works include nearly thirty novels, seven collections of short stories and biographies. But, the most famous of his books were the adventure and spy thrillers and it is for these that he is now best remembered. "
The first reference book to deal so fully and incisively with the cultural representations of war in 20th-century English and US literature and film. The volume covers the two World Wars as well as specific conflicts that generated literary and imaginativ
A level 4 Oxford Bookworms Library graded reader. Retold for Learners of English by Nick Bullard. 'I turned on the light, but there was nobody there. Then I saw something in the corner that made my blood turn cold. Scudder was lying on his back. There was a long knife through his heart, pinning him to the floor.' Soon Richard Hannay is running to his life across the hills of Scotland. The police are chasing him for a murder he did not do, and another, more dangerous enemy is chasing him as well - the mysterious 'Black Stone'. Who are these people? And why do they want Hannay dead?
John Buchan's 'shocker' adventure novels have entertained readers for over a century and now, for the first time in publishing history, readers can explore the author's complete fictional works in a single collection. This comprehensive eBook presents numerous illustrations, rare texts, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Buchan's life and works * Concise introductions to the novels and other texts * ALL 29 novels, with individual contents tables * Special series contents table for the Richard Hannay and Dickson McCunn novels * Even includes rare works, like the children's novel THE MAGIC WALKING-STICK and the author's last novel THE LONG TRAVERSE, appearing here for the first time * Images of how the books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the novels and other works * Several novels are illustrated with their original artwork * Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the poetry and the short stories * Easily locate the poems or short stories you want to read * The complete short stories and poetry, fully indexed in chronological order * Includes a selection of Buchan's non-fiction, including his celebrated biographies on Sir Walter Scott, Lord Minto and King George V * Features Buchan's rare autobiography, published shortly after his death - explore Buchan's literary life! * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Richard Hannay Series The Dickson McCunn Trilogy The Novels SIR QUIXOTE OF THE MOORS JOHN BURNET OF BARNS A LOST LADY OF OLD YEARS THE HALF-HEARTED A LODGE IN THE WILDERNESS PRESTER JOHN THE POWER-HOUSE THE THIRTY-NINE STEPS SALUTE TO ADVENTURERS GREENMANTLE MR STANDFAST THE PATH OF A KING HUNTINGTOWER MIDWINTER THE THREE HOSTAGES JOHN MACNAB THE GODDESS FROM THE SHADES WITCH WOOD THE MAGIC WALKING-STICK THE COURTS OF THE MORNING CASTLE GAY THE BLANKET OF THE DARK THE GAP IN THE CURTAIN A PRINCE OF THE CAPTIVITY THE FREE FISHERS THE HOUSE OF THE FOUR WINDS THE ISLAND OF SHEEP SICK HEART RIVER THE LONG TRAVERSE The Short Stories LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER The Poetry LIST OF POEMS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER LIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER Selected Non-Fiction THE AFRICAN COLONY A BOOK OF ESCAPES AND HURRIED JOURNEYS LORD MINTO: A MEMOIR MONTROSE: A HISTORY SIR WALTER SCOTT THE KING'S GRACE The Autobiography MEMORY HOLD-THE-DOOR Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles