John Macnab

John Macnab

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The three heroes of John Macnab (1925) have everything to lose if their daring exploit should fail. Each is a leader in his field - one is a barrister and was the Attorney-General, one a Cabinet Minister, one an eminent banker - and each is suffering from an indefinable boredom and lethargy in London. They decide to emulate and extend the exploits of a famous gentleman-poacher in the Scottish Highlands and issue a challenge to three estates: that they will successfully poach from them two stages and a salmon at a given time, signing themselves collectively `John Macnab' . Risking more than reputation, they cure themselves of ennui - but that is only part of the story. In John Macnab Buchan was writing at the height of his powers, taking such a joy in the twists of his story, his richly drawn characters, and the Highland landscape that this has become one of his best-loved adventures. This book is intended for general readers; students of Scottish literature and 20th century adventure story.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 276 pages
  • 116 x 180 x 14mm | 58.97g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 1 map, bibliography
  • 0192829351
  • 9780192829351

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Appendix: note on Captain J.B. Dunbar.show more

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