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Delphi Complete Works of John Buchan (Illustrated) [Kindle Edition]

John Buchan
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Book Description

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

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CONTENTS:

The Richard Hannay Series

The Dickson McCunn Trilogy

The Edward Leithen Novels

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

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 18844 KB
  • Publisher: Delphi Classics; 1 edition (13 Mar. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BU80YJ8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
By RitaMB
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I first read Prester John when I was about 14 and I was instantly hooked by John Buchan. I've now read and re-read most of his books over the years, but having the complete works on Kindle is like having a treasure chest which I can just dip into and read whenever and wherever I am. He is an intelligent master adventure story teller and I never cease to be totally entranced by his description of John Laputa dancing on a remote Scottish beach by moonlight, and then his description of the subsequent meeting in a cave in Africa. Most people only recognise 'The Thirty-nine Steps' but that is just one of his many excellent stories where right is right, good prevails over evil, and there is an innate pride in being British. Just love these books!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Brilliant Collection 28 Aug. 2013
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This is an extremely good collection from a very knowledgable publisher. I thought that one of their short stories was missing the last two sections and dropped them a note to that effect. Almost by return I got a lovely reply:

"The Watcher by the Threshold is one of Buchan’s most anthologised short stories and several versions appear in different editions. Our edition provides the original and rarer 1900 Blackwood’s Magazine version, which is shorter than later editions of the tale. It isn’t missing an ending, just short"

A quite brilliant response. Quite made my day!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Master story teller 11 Nov. 2013
By Petsim
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One of the best fiction writers ever. He used his upbringing and overseas military action to provide brilliant thriller writing. These days some weak souls could see it as, at times, un P.C but his story telling still stands the test of time.
He died 4 years after Alfred Hitchcock's version of the iconic 'Thirty Nine Steps'. Although many changes I feel if Buchan had seen the film he would have approved.
You can follow a trail of Scottish writers who were influenced by their predecessors; Walter Scott>Robert Louis Stevenson>Arthur Conan Doyle(influenced by his tutor at Edinburgh Uni)John Buchan>Alastair Maclean then more up to date, the late Ian Banks,Ian Rankin, Kate Aitchenson ( I know she comes from York! )
Jekyll and Hyde, Ivanhoe, Sherlock Holmes., Richard Hannay, Rebus, Brodie etc iam sure an English Academic will disagree, I am only a lowly P.E Teacher
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Buchan is Best 22 April 2013
By Nike
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One of the most effective Scottish writers of the twentieth century. His lyrical country descriptions and derring do adventures with amazingly romantic heroes and heroines, he lived Putin his own life when he became Governor General of Canada, as Lord Tweedsmuir.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A feast of Buchan 7 Oct. 2013
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Great value for kindle users. The stories are real page turners with Buchan's beautiful descriptive narrative painting the scenes! A must have for Buchan lovers.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Generally excellent as much as I've read 27 Nov. 2013
By swanson
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So far I have thoroughly enjoyed The thirtynine steps, The Three hostages, John Macnab, Sir Quixote of the moors, The power House but didn't enjoy "The path of a King", Expect I will enjoy the others in due course but I'm a slow reader and have other books that I will have to read first. Although a Scott myself I found a lot of Scottish vocabulary that the dictionary has no entries for
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4.0 out of 5 stars Recommended for good old fashioned story telling 16 Feb. 2015
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I haven't read everything in this collection but I have read all the Hannay and Leithen novels. I had forgotten how much casual racism there was in fiction of this period and Buchan is no exception. If you can put that aside, often difficult, the books are hugely enjoyable thrillers and adventure stories in the classic mould. I hadn't appreciated either just how good a writer Buchan was. His descriptions of landscape are especially wonderful.

Strongly recommended from what I've read so far is 'Sick Heart River' the last Leithen story. The characterisation is strong, the writing and description is beautiful and by the time of writing it his racism has receded to a rather naive belief in stereotypical national qualities. This doesn't detract from the story.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Reading as pleasure and for pleasure. 23 Mar. 2015
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Buchan is a master story teller. I was hooked as a schoolboy by Huntingtower, which is written in wonderful English, which has an incredibly good story and which shows a versatility that is rarely seen. John McNab is a wonderful read, amusing, exciting and with characters we would love to meet. I have mentioned these two because they are sublime. Try him and you will be hooked.

Google his name and you will see what a rich and varied life he had. Yet he found time to write and, though he is from a different age, he speaks to all ages. He has no equal because he is in a class of his own.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 29 days ago by masterwoodcutter
5.0 out of 5 stars Everything is there; a complete set: what more ...
Everything is there; a complete set: what more could I want, especially for summer reading when I cannot get to Scotland!
Published 1 month ago by Maureen Mullins
5.0 out of 5 stars The master of the rouge male story, the predecessor ...
The master of the rouge male story, the predecessor of Fleming, Ryder Hagard without the supernatural element, Buchan contributed so much to the modern adventure story, that it is... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Surfer Nomad
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
gd summer reading
Published 1 month ago by l.weare
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read
As expected
Published 2 months ago by Jeff
3.0 out of 5 stars Of it's time.
Were I commenting in the 1930's I'd probably give this book a 5 star rating. It is such a wide range of books that a single comment does not do it justice. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Pat
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Value for Kindle
Great Value for Kindle, I have now got several of their classic collections and they are worth every penny. Well done Delphi and please keep up the good work.
Published 9 months ago by Erewash
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoy a rattling good yarn or two
I was introduced to Buchan via "The 39 Steps" at school aged 11 and have never looked back.
He is imperialist, sexist, racist...................... a man of his time. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Northern Boy
5.0 out of 5 stars Every little thing a terrific author wrote - how good is this?!
And having bought some of the Hannay books, and the Leithen collection, I was so addicted I came back and bought the complete works, so that I could find every little thing he has... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Willywagglesdagger
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
A fantastic collection for a great price
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