The Three Hostages

The Three Hostages

by John Buchan


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ISBN-13: 9781727375084
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 09/27/2018
Pages: 284
Sales rank: 555,873
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

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

1Doctor Greenslade Theorizes1
2I Hear of the Three Hostages12
3Researches in the Subconscious30
4I Make the Acquaintance of a Popular Man44
5The Thursday Club60
6The House in Gospel Oak76
7Some Experiences of a Disciple93
8The Blind Spinner107
9I am Introduced to Strong Magic120
10Confidences at a Wayside Inn134
11How a German Engineer Found Strange Fishing151
12I Return to Servitude167
13I Visit the Fields of Eden179
14Sir Archibald Roylance Puts His Foot In It198
15How a French Nobleman Discovered Fear212
16Our Time is Narrowed223
17The District-Visitor in Palmyra Square238
18The Night of the First of June247
19The Night of the First of June - Later264
21How I Stalked Wilder Game Than Deer296

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Three Hostages 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
glauver More than 1 year ago
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.