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Canongate Classics #93: The Leithen Stories

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Edward Leithen is the closest of Buchan's protagonists to the author's own experience and imagination. A prosperous Scots lawyer and MP in London, Leithen seeks adventure to relieve the tedium of

respectability. This collection of four novels, written over a span of 30 years, shows Leith/Buchan in all his moods. In The Power House he is forced by event and accident to see civilization as a thin veneer over the human jungle, in John Macnab he makes his own adventure by playing the poacher, in Sick Heart River he meets death and redemption in the wastes of Canada. Introduced by Christopher Harvie.

Synopsis:

Edward Leithen, the closest of Buchan's protagonists to the author's own experience and imagination, seeks adventure to relieve the tedium of respectability.

Synopsis:

Collects three stories featuring Buchan's character, Edward Leithen, a prosperous Scots lawyer and MP in London. He seeks adventure to relieve the tedium of respectability. These stories present him: making his own adventure by playing the poacher, and seeking a lost friend in the wastes of Canada.

About the Author

John Buchan (1875-1940) wrote his first two historical novels while still an undergraduate. With interests in law and journalism, he worked for the British High Commission in South Africa at the end of the Boer War. Returning to London in 1903, he eventually became a director of Thomas Nelson the publishers. Buchan worked for the Ministry of Information during WWI, and later wrote a substantial history of the conflict. He became a Tory MP for the Scottish Universities from 1927 to 1935, in which year he was appointed Governor-General of Canada as Lord Tweedsmuir.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780862419950
Introduction:
Harvie, Christopher
Author:
Harvie, Christopher
Author:
Buchan, John
Publisher:
Canongate UK
Location:
Edinburgh
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Lawyers
Subject:
Adventure fiction
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Subject:
Popular Fiction - Adventure
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Canongate Classics
Series Volume:
96.1293
Publication Date:
20010131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
354
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in 1 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Edward Leithen, the closest of Buchan's protagonists to the author's own experience and imagination, seeks adventure to relieve the tedium of respectability.
"Synopsis" by , Collects three stories featuring Buchan's character, Edward Leithen, a prosperous Scots lawyer and MP in London. He seeks adventure to relieve the tedium of respectability. These stories present him: making his own adventure by playing the poacher, and seeking a lost friend in the wastes of Canada.
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