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John Buchan (1) (1875–1940)

Auteur de Les 39 marches

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A propos de l'auteur

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 afficher plus 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) afficher moins
Crédit image: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).

Séries

Œuvres de John Buchan

Les 39 marches (1915) 5,406 exemplaires
Le prophète au manteau vert (1916) 1,406 exemplaires
Les trois otages (1924) 563 exemplaires
L'île aux moutons (1936) 485 exemplaires
Huntingtower (1922) 381 exemplaires
John Macnab (1925) 378 exemplaires
Les 39 Marches (The Thirty Nine Steps) (1935) — original novel — 306 exemplaires
Witch Wood (1927) 270 exemplaires
Sick Heart River (1941) 222 exemplaires
The House of the Four Winds (1925) 212 exemplaires
Castle Gay (1925) 199 exemplaires
Memory Hold-the-Door (1940) 199 exemplaires
Le vingt-sixième rêve (1926) 193 exemplaires
The Free Fishers (1934) 180 exemplaires
The Gap in the Curtain (1932) 170 exemplaires
The Courts of the Morning (1929) 153 exemplaires
La Centrale d'énergie (1913) 151 exemplaires
The Blanket of the Dark (1931) 149 exemplaires
Midwinter (1923) 143 exemplaires
The Path of the King (1921) 128 exemplaires
Salute to Adventurers (1915) 117 exemplaires
The Runagates Club (1928) 115 exemplaires
Oliver Cromwell (1934) 94 exemplaires
Stories (2008) 94 exemplaires
John Burnet of Barns (1898) 93 exemplaires
A Prince of the Captivity (1933) 89 exemplaires
Montrose (1928) 81 exemplaires
Sir Walter Scott (1925) 80 exemplaires
Adventures of Richard Hannay (1939) 67 exemplaires
Augustus (1939) 65 exemplaires
The Half-Hearted (1900) 58 exemplaires
The Magic Walking Stick (1914) 47 exemplaires
The Massacre of Glencoe (1985) 43 exemplaires
A Lost Lady of Old Years (1899) 41 exemplaires
The King's grace, 1910-1935 (1935) 39 exemplaires
Julius Caesar (1930) 37 exemplaires
The Battle of the Somme (2010) 31 exemplaires
The Long Traverse (1941) 30 exemplaires
Sir Quixote of the Moors (1895) 26 exemplaires
The 39 Steps [2008 TV Movie] (2008) — Novel — 25 exemplaires
The Complete Works of John Buchan (2011) 25 exemplaires
Supernatural Tales (1997) 23 exemplaires
The Thirty Nine Steps [1978 film] (1978) — Novel — 20 exemplaires
A History of English Literature (1923) 19 exemplaires
Homilies and Recreations (1926) 19 exemplaires
A Lodge in the Wilderness (1906) 19 exemplaires
The Far Islands (1984) 18 exemplaires
Sir Walter Raleigh (1911) 17 exemplaires
The Clearing House (1946) 15 exemplaires
Lord Minto, A Memoir (1924) 11 exemplaires
The Kirk in Scotland 1560-1929 (1985) 11 exemplaires
The African Colony (1903) 11 exemplaires
Scholar Gipsies (1896) 10 exemplaires
The Marquis of Montrose (1996) 10 exemplaires
Poems Scots and English (1917) 9 exemplaires
Men and Deeds (1935) 8 exemplaires
Canadian Occasions (1940) 8 exemplaires
Modern Short Stories (1926) — Directeur de publication — 7 exemplaires
A Five-Fold Salute to Adventure (1939) 7 exemplaires
Suuren käärmeen luola (1962) 6 exemplaires
The Wind in the Portico (2020) 6 exemplaires
Gordon at Khartoum (2001) 5 exemplaires
Some Eighteenth Century Byways (1972) 5 exemplaires
The Grove Of Ashtaroth (2018) 5 exemplaires
Sinisen antiloopin lähde (1962) 5 exemplaires
Episodes of the Great War (1936) 5 exemplaires
Fullcircle (2013) 4 exemplaires
Collected Supernatural Stories (2012) 4 exemplaires
Collected Works of John Buchan (2013) 4 exemplaires
Francis and Riversdale Grenfell (1920) 4 exemplaires
No-man's-land (2018) 4 exemplaires
The Best Supernatural Stories (1991) 4 exemplaires
Brasenose College (1898) 4 exemplaires
Skule Skerry 4 exemplaires
Naval Episodes of the Great War (1938) 4 exemplaires
MUSA PISCATRIX [The Bodley Anthologies]. (1896) — Directeur de publication — 4 exemplaires
Basilissa (1994) 3 exemplaires
The Green Wildebeest 3 exemplaires
The Battle Of Jutland (2013) 3 exemplaires
Spies and Secret Agents (1993) — Contributeur — 3 exemplaires
Adventurers All : An Omnibus (1925) 3 exemplaires
John Buchan's Collected Poems (1996) 3 exemplaires
Ship to Tarshish 2 exemplaires
Divus Johnston (2014) 2 exemplaires
Andrew Jameson Lord Ardwall (1913) 2 exemplaires
The John Buchan Collection (2015) 2 exemplaires
The last crusade 2 exemplaires
The Kings of Orion 2 exemplaires
Twelve Short Stories (HTML only) (2010) 2 exemplaires
Great Hours in Sport 2 exemplaires
The Herd Of Stanlan 2 exemplaires
Space (1990) 2 exemplaires
Fountainblue 2 exemplaires
The Outgoing Of The Tide (2011) 2 exemplaires
France The Nations of To-Day A New History of the World (1965) — Directeur de publication — 1 exemplaire
Great Occasions (1941) 1 exemplaire
Richard Hannay Adventures (2017) 1 exemplaire
An Article of Death 1 exemplaire
John Buchan on Angling (2016) 1 exemplaire
The Pilgrim Fathers (2012) 1 exemplaire
John Buchan: The Best Works (2018) 1 exemplaire
English Literature, Vols. 1-2 — Introduction — 1 exemplaire
Mr. Standfast / Huntingtower (2011) 1 exemplaire
The novel and the fairy tale (1931) 1 exemplaire
Italy (the nations of to-day a new history of the world) — Directeur de publication — 1 exemplaire
Short Stories 1 exemplaire
Nemesis [short story] 1 exemplaire

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The poetry of Neil Munro (1989) — Préface — 4 exemplaires
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Burke's Political Writings (Nelson Classics edition (1940) — Directeur de publication — 1 exemplaire
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Adventure [Vol. 1 No. 6, April 1911] (1911) — Contributeur — 1 exemplaire
Adventure [Vol. 2 No. 1, May 1911] (1911) — Contributeur — 1 exemplaire
Duchy Zimowej Nocy 1 exemplaire
Short Stories: The Nostalgia Collection (2008) — Contributeur — 1 exemplaire
Rosemary — Contributeur — 1 exemplaire

Étiqueté

Partage des connaissances

Autres noms
Tweedsmuir, Lord
Tweedsmuir, John Buchan, 1st Baron
Date de naissance
1875-08-26
Date de décès
1940-02-11
Lieu de sépulture
Elsfield, Oxfordshire, UK
Sexe
male
Nationalité
UK
Pays (pour la carte)
Scotland, UK
Lieu de naissance
Perth, Tayside, Scotland, UK
Lieu du décès
Montréal, Québec, Canada
Lieux de résidence
Perth, Tayside, Scotland, UK
Fife, Scotland, UK
South Africa
Oxford, England, UK
London, England, UK
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (tout afficher 7)
Montréal, Québec, Canada
Études
University of Glasgow (classics)
Oxford University (Brasenose College) (Literae Humaniores)
Professions
writer
journalist
military officer
politician
MP (Scottish Universities)
governor-general (Canada) (tout afficher 8)
chancellor (Edinburgh University)
diplomat
Relations
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)
Organisations
Scottish Historical Society
Prix et distinctions
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 (tout afficher 9)
James Tait Black Memorial Prize (1928)
Newdigate Prize (1898)
Stanhope Prize (1897)
Courte biographie
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?) à Gothic Literature (Mars 2019)

Critiques

Fini, l'oisiveté ! Avec le meurtre de Scudder, Richard Hannay se trouve, du jour au lendemain, mêlé à une extraordinaire aventure. Au centre de l'histoire: une organisation secrète, mais terriblement puissante, un complot international et... un mot de code incompréhensible. Pour rassembler les morceaux de ce puzzle déconcertant, Richard Hannay n'a que vingt jours devant lui... Vingt jours pendant lesquels on va voir ce flegmatique Britannique fuir à travers toute l'Ecosse, se travestir pour échapper à ses poursuivants, mettre le feu aux poudres d'un étrange château et sortir vivant - mais de justesse - des griffes de ses adversaires.
Une véritable course contre la montre dont le héros sortira... à bout de souffle!
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Signalé
vdb | Jun 22, 2011 |
Fini, l'oisiveté ! Avec le meurtre de Scudder, Richard Hannay se trouve, du jour au lendemain, mêlé à une extraordinaire aventure. Au centre de l'histoire: une organisation secrète, mais terriblement puissante, un complot international et... un mot de code incompréhensible. Pour rassembler les morceaux de ce puzzle déconcertant, Richard Hannay n'a que vingt jours devant lui... Vingt jours pendant lesquels on va voir ce flegmatique Britannique fuir à travers toute l'Ecosse, se travestir pour échapper à ses poursuivants, mettre le feu aux poudres d'un étrange château et sortir vivant - mais de justesse - des griffes de ses adversaires.
Une véritable course contre la montre dont le héros sortira... à bout de souffle!
… (plus d'informations)
½
 
Signalé
vdb | 188 autres critiques | Sep 24, 2010 |

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Statistiques

Œuvres
266
Aussi par
73
Membres
16,065
Popularité
#1,413
Évaluation
½ 3.6
Critiques
399
ISBN
1,696
Langues
21
Favoris
4

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