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A Journey Of Little Profit

  [english | 1898]  

John Buchan


Excerpts: [... kind in the land. For days in the late Autumn there is the lowing of oxen and the bleating of sheep among its high wooden pens, and in the rickety sale-rings ...... was heard of. I had taken to the droving for the love of a wild life, and a wild life I led. My father's heart would be broken long syne with my doings, ...... valued me only for the whisky which I gave them to drink my ...]
Genres: [fiction | horror | short storiesDownloads: 16

Basilissa

  [english | 1914]  

John Buchan


Excerpts: [... run up to the Lancashire fells, and from one window, by craning your neck, you could catch a glimpse of the sea. It was all hung, too, with a Chinese ...... The dream-room was not unlike these, for there was the scent of a wood fire and there were dancing shadows, but he could not see clearly the walls or ...... heart. Not even to Uncle Appleby would he tell them when that ...]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 281

Castle Gay

  [english | 1930]  

John Buchan


Summary: [The Blue Cat of Castle Town by Catherine Coblentz is a childrens book which was a Newbery Honor recipient in 1950.]
Genres: [fiction | historicalDownloads: 72

Fullcircle

  [english | 1920]  

John Buchan


Excerpts: [... to sunlight and comfort the dark magnificence of the Tudor fashion. The place had the spacious air of a great mansion, and was furnished in every detail ...... no ill-wishers contemporary memoirs speak of him charitably and Dryden spared him four lines of encomium. 'A selfish old dog,' Leithen called him. 'He ...... just before they induced him to retire-and his handling of the ...]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 212

Greenmantle

  [english | 1916]  

John Buchan


Summary: [A classic espionage and adventure novel set during The Great War featuring the reckless Richard Hannay. Tasked with unraveling a mysterious message Hannay travels through Germany and the Middle East searching for the elusive religious leader Greenmantle. Sequel to The Thirty-Nine Steps and precursor to Mr. Standfast.]
Genres: [fiction | thrillersDownloads: 8

Huntingtower

  [english | 1921]  

John Buchan


Excerpts: [... As he gazed at his simulacrum he stopped whistling Roy's Wife and let his countenance harden into a noble sternness. Then he laughed, and observed ...... nine precisely he retired to bed and unhesitating sleep. Next morning he awoke to a changed world. The sky was grey and so low that his outlook was ...... the legend The Cruives Inn. The Poet became lyrical. At last! he cried. The ...]
Genres: [fiction | action adventureDownloads: 305

John Macnab

  [english | 1925]  

John Buchan


Excerpts: [... we were talking about-devilish difficult, devilish unpleasant, and calculated to make a man long for a dull life. Of course you two fellows will ...... running east and west, not a smooth lawn of heather, but seamed with gullies and patched with bogs and thickets and crowned at the summit with a ...... to Crask ony mair? the voice demanded in a sort of tinker's whine. Leithen ...]
Genres: [fictionDownloads: 449

Midwinter

  [english | 1923]  

John Buchan


Excerpts: [... channel between Oxford and the North might well be troublesome, even for a respectable traveller who called himself Mr Andrew Watson, and was ready with ...... than a city of Scotland, the acres of policies that warded the house from the vulgar eye, the secular trees, the air of long-descended peace-struck ...... young gentleman behind her, but the Duchess cut him short. Harry! she ...]
Genres: [fiction | historicalDownloads: 263

Mr Standfast

  [english | 1919]  

John Buchan


Summary: [The third part of a trilogy which begins with The Thirty-Nine Steps and Greenmantle.]
Genres: [fiction | thrillersDownloads: 316

No Mans Land

  [english | 1899]  

John Buchan


Excerpts: [... chanced to fall on one of the great dark faces, lines of light and colour sprang into being which told of mica and granite. I was in high spirits, as ...... the wound had been given. But this was all before the days of expert evidence, so the woman had been hanged without scruple. Then there had been ...... proper to relapse into hilarity. I fell into step with him, and we set off ...]
Genres: [fiction | horror | short storiesDownloads: 251

Prester John

  [english | 1899]  

John Buchan


Excerpts: [... Then I struck the path and, to my relief, came on Archie and Tam, who were running slowly in desperate anxiety about my fate. We then took hands and ...... office stool. Had I not been still under the shadow of my father's death I might have welcomed the chance of new lands and new folk. As it was, I felt ...... to deal in them, and when I was in the intelligence here we used to ...]
Genres: [fiction | action adventureDownloads: 71

Salute To Adventurers

  [english | 1915]  

John Buchan


Summary: [A novel of action and excitement set in 17th century Virginia -- a challenging untamed land.]
Genres: [fiction | action adventureDownloads: 479

Sick Heart River

  [english | 1941]  

John Buchan


Excerpts: [... He said the Turf Club at eight. I was to let him know, sir. Tell him to come here instead. You can produce some kind of a dinner? Leithen rather welcomed ...... see the man on the far side of Ella Purchass, the plump little man with the eagle beak who looks like he's enjoying his food. What would you set him down ...... give him pleasure? I'm sure it did. At least for most of the ...]
Genres: [fictionDownloads: 224

Space

  [english | 1911]  

John Buchan


Summary: [Space Assassin is a single-player roleplaying gamebook written by Andrew Chapman illustrated by Geoffrey Senior and originally published in 1985 by Puffin Books. It forms part of Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstones Fighting Fantasy series. It is the 12th in the series in the original Puffin series. There are currently no announced plans to republish this book as part of the modern Wizard series.]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 46

The Blanket Of The Dark

  [english | 1931]  

John Buchan


Excerpts: [... he felt the clutch at his throat. But this man whom he could only see dimly, a grey ghost flecked with firelight, seemed no marauder. His voice was not the ...... great organ. The growing poverty of Oseney had not yet shown itself in its mighty church. Peter, in his seat below the choir, felt himself once again ...... Wolsey who was the guilty one, but on the King's grace who was ...]
Genres: [fictionDownloads: 410

The Dancing Floor

  [english | 1926]  

John Buchan


Summary: [Includes bibliographical references (p. ).]
Genres: [fictionDownloads: 208

The Far Islands

  [english | 1899]  

John Buchan


Summary: [Cabo Verde - Viagem pela historia das ilhas (Portuguese meaning Cape Verde - Journey Through The History Of The Islands) is a Capeverdean history book published in 2003 by Germano Almeida. The book is about Almeidas historical presentation of all the nine inhabited islands that constitute Cape Verde.]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 123

The Free Fishers

  [english | 1934]  

John Buchan


Excerpts: [... of sentiment, Mr Kinloch. As one grows older one is the more tenderly affectioned to the past. The young man laughed. You needn't apologise to me, ...... though he is eighteen years of age-no, he is past nineteen-would be often the better of a well-warmed backside. He is a young man for whom I profess ...... Youth had risen in him as it had risen the night before under the April ...]
Genres: [fictionDownloads: 283

The Gap In The Curtain

  [english | 1932]  

John Buchan


Summary: [A Curtain of Green was the first collection of short stories written by Eudora Welty. In these stories Welty looks at the state of Mississippi through the eyes of its inhabitants the common people both black and white and presents a realistic view of the racial relations that existed at the time. Welty though looks past race not overtly focusing on the subject and sees Mississippi as an often ...]
Genres: [fiction | science fictionDownloads: 241

The Grove Of Ashtaroth

  [english | 1910]  

John Buchan


Excerpts: [... who are born Colonial at heart, and I don't see why I shouldn't arrange my life as I please. Besides, for ten years I have been falling in love with ...... stuccoed overgrown Dutch farm. I might as well be at Roehampton as in the Cape.' He got up and walked to the far side of the fire, where a lane ran ...... the Saxon mother from the Midlands had done little to dilute the strong ...]
Genres: [fiction | horror | short storiesDownloads: 238
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