The Strange Adventures Of Mr Andrew Hawthorn And Other Stories

Paperback | July 28, 2009

byJohn BuchanEditorGiles FodenIntroduction byGiles Foden

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A new selection of short stories by "the prince of thriller writers" (The Times, London)

The short stories of John Buchan are known for their authentically rendered backgrounds, taut pacing, and atmosphere of expectancy and international intrigue. These diverse tales combine Buchan's remarkable experiences and interests as a traveler, war correspondent, politician, and classical scholar. Edited by acclaimed author Giles Foden, this selection features the World War I thriller "The Loathly Opposite," the frequently anthologized "Sing a Song of Sixpence," and "Streams of Water in the South," one of Buchan's personal favorites. Addressing such themes as human frailty, strength, and redemption, the stories testify to Buchan's worldview that mastery of oneself leads to the fulfillment of one's destiny.

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A new selection of short stories by "the prince of thriller writers" (The Times, London) The short stories of John Buchan are known for their authentically rendered backgrounds, taut pacing, and atmosphere of expectancy and international intrigue. These diverse tales combine Buchan's remarkable experiences and interests as a traveler, ...

John Buchan was born in Perth. His father was a minister of the Free Church of Scotland; and in 1876 the family moved to Fife where in order to attend the local school the small boy had to walk six miles a day. Later they moved again to the Gorbals in Glasgow and John Buchan went to Hutchesons' Grammar School, Glasgow University (by wh...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 7.75 × 5.05 × 0.88 inPublished:July 28, 2009Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0141442425

ISBN - 13:9780141442426

Appropriate for ages: 18 - 18

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Table of Contents

The Strange Adventures of Mr Andrew Hawthorn & Other StoriesChronology
Introduction
A Captain of Salvation
A Journey of Little Profit
Politics and the May-Fly
Streams of Water in the South
The Watcher by the Threshold
Fountainblue
The Grove of Ashtaroth
Space
'Divus' Johnston
Basilissa
Fullcircle
The Loathly Opposite
Ship to Tarshish
Tendebant Manus
The Last Crusade
Sing a Song of Sixpence
The Wind in the Portico
The Strange Adventures of Mr Andrew Hawthorn

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" It is Buchan's ability to transport his readers to this magic universe which has produced so many devotees to his writing."
-Giles Foden, from the Introduction