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    The Complete Richard Hannay Stories (Wordsworth Classics) (Paperback) By (author) John Buchan, Series edited by Dr. Keith Carabine

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    DescriptionMajor General Sir Richard Hannay is the fictional secret agent created by writer and diplomat John Buchan, who was himself an Intelligence officer during the First World War. The strong and silent type, combining the dour temperament of the Scot with the stiff upper lip of the Englishman, Hannay is pre-eminent among early spy-thriller heroes. Caught up in the first of these five gripping adventures just before the outbreak of war in 1914, he manages to thwart the enemy's evil plan and solve the mystery of the 'thirty-nine steps'. In Greenmantle, he undertakes a vital mission to prevent jihad in the Islamic Near East. Mr Standfast, set in the decisive months of 1917-18, is the novel in which Hannay, after a life lived 'wholly among men', finally falls in love; later, in The Three Hostages, he finds himself unravelling a kidnapping mystery with his wife's help. In the last adventure, The Island of Sheep, he is called upon to honour an old oath. A shrewd judge of men, he never dehumanises his enemy, and despite sharing some of the racial prejudices of his day, Richard Hannay is a worthy prototype hero of espionage fiction.


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    Title
    The Complete Richard Hannay Stories
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Buchan, Series edited by Dr. Keith Carabine
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 992
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 50 mm
    Weight: 605 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781840226553
    ISBN 10: 1840226552
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.2
    DC22: FIC
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21000
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    BIC subject category V2: F
    Publisher
    Wordsworth Editions Ltd
    Imprint name
    Wordsworth Editions Ltd
    Publication date
    05 July 2010
    Publication City/Country
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