England is at peace after the end of World War I. Spy-catcher, Richard Hannay, is enjoying the country life at Fosse Manor. However, Hannay's peace is shattered when a dangerous criminal gang kidnap three children of important national figures. The deadline for searching for the hostages is midsummer. Hannay joins forces with Sandy Arbuthnot to face this most difficult enemy whose speciality is hypnotism.
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About the Author
John Buchan was a Scottish diplomat, barrister, journalist, historian, poet and novelist. He published nearly 30 novels and seven collections of short stories. He was born in Perth, an eldest son, and studied at Glasgow and Oxford. In 1901 he became a barrister of the Middle Temple and a private secretary to the High Commissioner for South Africa. In 1907 he married Susan Charlotte Grosvenor and they subsequently had four children. After spells as a war correspondent, Lloyd George's Director of Information and Conservative MP, Buchan moved to Canada in 1935. He served as Governor General there until his death in 1940. Christopher Hitchens was a prolific and award-winning journalist, political observer, polemicist and literary critic. He became a US citizen in 2007 and his autobiography Hitch-22 was published in spring 2010. After a long and public battle with cancer, Christopher sadly died in December 2011.
Table of Contents
|1||Doctor Greenslade Theorizes||1|
|2||I Hear of the Three Hostages||12|
|3||Researches in the Subconscious||30|
|4||I Make the Acquaintance of a Popular Man||44|
|5||The Thursday Club||60|
|6||The House in Gospel Oak||76|
|7||Some Experiences of a Disciple||93|
|8||The Blind Spinner||107|
|9||I am Introduced to Strong Magic||120|
|10||Confidences at a Wayside Inn||134|
|11||How a German Engineer Found Strange Fishing||151|
|12||I Return to Servitude||167|
|13||I Visit the Fields of Eden||179|
|14||Sir Archibald Roylance Puts His Foot In It||198|
|15||How a French Nobleman Discovered Fear||212|
|16||Our Time is Narrowed||223|
|17||The District-Visitor in Palmyra Square||238|
|18||The Night of the First of June||247|
|19||The Night of the First of June - Later||264|
|21||How I Stalked Wilder Game Than Deer||296|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Three Hostages based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
The Three Hostages is the most preposterous of John Buchan's Richard Hannay novels. The plot revolves around Medina, an Irish MP who uses hypnosis and mind control to run a large criminal syndicate. Hannay is enlisted to find three missing young people being held as security against prosecution of the gang. Hemmingway and others wrote about the Lost Generation of the 1920s; Buchan was fixated on disillusioned anarchists who would overthrow the social order. The novel is redeemed somewhat by the final chapters that contain a contest between Hannay and Medina reminiscent of The Most Dangerous Game. Two and ½ stars.