The Strange Adventures of Mr Andrew Hawthorn and Other Stories

The Strange Adventures of Mr Andrew Hawthorn and Other Stories

John Buchan
Editor: Giles Foden
Introduction by: Giles Foden

Format
Paperback
Price
$16.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780141442426
  • 384 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

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.

The Strange Adventures of Mr Andrew Hawthorn and Other Stories

The Strange Adventures of Mr Andrew Hawthorn and Other Stories

John Buchan
Editor: Giles Foden
Introduction by: Giles Foden

Praise

” 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

Table of Contents

Chronology
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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