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by John Buchan

eBook John MacNab (Wordsworth Collection) download ISBN: 185326296X
Author: John Buchan
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd (April 1, 1998)
Language: English
Pages: 208
ePub: 1477 kb
Fb2: 1804 kb
Rating: 4.8
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Category: Literature
Subcategory: Classics

Outside the field of literature he was, at various times, a barrister, a publisher, a lieutenant colonel in the Intelligence Corps, the Director of g directly to prime minister David Lloyd George-during the First World War and a Unionist MP who served as Governor General of Canada, the 15th since Canadian Confederation.

John Buchan writes well and includes some deep thinking about ethics and the state of human society within the hair raising chases. This is an excellent collection of John Buchan's most famous novels. The Characters include Peter Pienaar, J S Blenkiron and the Venerable Lord Clanroyden (Sandy Arbuthnot from the Courts of The Morning, another worth while read).

ISBN 10: 185326296X ISBN 13: 9781853262968.

John Buchan led a truly extraordinary life: he was a diplomat, soldier . Introduced by Andrew Greig.

John Buchan led a truly extraordinary life: he was a diplomat, soldier, barrister, journalist, historian, politician, publisher, poet and novelist. He was born in Perth in 1875, the eldest son of a Free Church of Scotland minister, and educated at Hutcheson’s Grammar School in Glasgow.

In 1925, John Buchan published his second most famous novel, "John MacNab"; three high-flying men - a barrister, a cabinet minister and a banker - are suffering from boredom. They concoct a plan to cure it. They inform three Scottish estates that they will poach from each two stags and a salmon in a given time.

Buchan, John, 1875-1940. Ware, Hertfordshire : Wordsworth Classics. inlibrary; printdisabled; ; china. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books.

In 1925, John Buchan published his second most famous novel, John MacNab; three high-flying men - a barrister, a cabinet minister and a banker - are suffering from boredom. They sign collectively as 'John McNab' and await the responses.

Who is John Macnab? Three Scottish landowners receive a note which tells them that he intends to poach from their estates without being caught, though if he does he will donate money to a good cause. The reactions of the landowners differs considerably.

Complete Set Series - Lot of 5 Richard Hannay books by John Buchan.

AUTHOR: Buchan, John. Acceptable - Very well read. General & Literary Fiction. May have significant wear and tear and contain notes & highlighting. Read full description.

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Not long ago I had a very limited appreciation for the works of John Buchan. My relationship with his work was limited at first to 'The 39 Steps', then 'Greenmantle' and eventually many other of Buchan's works. I can say with little reservation that John Buchan was a master storyteller. John Macnab is one of several of Buchan's works best described as whimsical. Find a readable copy, buy it, read it, then pass it on to someone you know who loves a good book...this is a truly wonderful story.
John Macnab is a very entertaining book. There are a few problems with this edition. It does not contain the map that some paper editions carry. There are spelling mistakes sprinkled through the text - for example, "her" is rendered variously as "he" and "here". And there are whole paragraphs missing from the text. The odd use of quotation marks alerted me to this. The same omissions are present in the free online version at Project Gutenberg. Hmm! I found the omissions did not interfere with my enjoyment of the book. If you are a stickler for quality, this version may not be for you; if near enough is good enough, then John Macnab ala Sunday Classics is a very entertaining book.

You can find a brief description of plot/scenario of the book at Wikipedia. If you are looking for a good adventure yarn with fresh characters and great descriptions of the Scottish highland landscapes, then John Buchan is the man for the job. The 4 stars is for the novel, not this edition.
This is pure, light-hearted bliss. A sort of masculine comfort read, but great for all.
Story of 3 jaded politicians/bankers etc who need some excitement back in their lives after the camaraderie and fear of the Great War. They decide to challenge Highland Estates to stop them from poaching on a certain night - the risk is their exposure and loss of reputations. Great story with pace, excitement, wonderful descriptions of a place and time few know, romance and humour. A great holiday read too. One of my all time favourites.
4.0 out of 5 stars What in the World is a Mcnab?, March 3, 2010
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I read a sporting article that referred to a Macnab, and that set me on a journey that ended with my reading of the book "John Macnab." The book is written in British early 20th century style, but it is a light-hearted tale so it is easy reading. I did need a good dictionary in a few places. The book spins a tale about 3 bored-from-success Englishmen in a post-WWI setting. After fighting in the war. they went home, became successful and craved excitement. I'll go no further with the story except to say that they got their excitement. It was adventure and a happy ending without today's super heroes. John Macnab is not for everyone, but I found it an enjoyable change of pace, and I now know what a Macnab is (and would love to try it).
Wonderful story by a great writer. Nice quality book.
I enjoyed the story and the telling of it. The other John Buchan book I had read were adventure stories of spying, so it took me a few days to get into this one that had different heroes and story type. But, when I did I enjoyed it and appreciated the view of the Scottish Highlands.
Bored men who are pillars of 20s society decide to rediscover their zest in life by poaching on well guarded Highland estates. This is a pleasant, if dated, work for people who enjoy field sports and the open air. Perhaps it is Buchan's most enjoyable book outside the Richard Hannay series.
An interesting and different plot line that is even better if one has read some of Buchan's other books that introduced the characters found in John Macnab.