The Complete Short Stories. John Buchan. Volumes 1 & 3.

By John Buchan

Printed: 1996

Publisher: Thistle Publishing. London

Edition: First edition

Dimensions 17 × 25 cm

Language: English

Size (cminches): 17 x 25 x

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In the original dustsheet. Navy cloth binding with gilt title on the spine. Dimensions are for one volume.

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Each of the three volumes is self-contained: personally, those stories found in volumes 1 & 3 I find are the most interesting.

John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir26 August 1875 – 11 February 1940) was a British novelist, historian, and Unionist politician who served as Governor General of Canada, the 15th since Canadian Confederation.

After a brief legal career, Buchan simultaneously began his writing career and his political and diplomatic careers, serving as a private secretary to the administrator of various colonies in southern Africa. He eventually wrote propaganda for the British war effort during the First World War. He was elected Member of Parliament for the Combined Scottish Universities in 1927, but he spent most of his time on his writing career, notably writing The Thirty-Nine Steps and other adventure fiction.

In 1935, King George V, on the advice of Prime Minister R. B. Bennett, appointed Buchan to replace the Earl of Bessborough as Governor General of Canada, for which purpose Buchan was raised to the peerage. He occupied the post until his death in 1940.

Buchan was enthusiastic about literacy and the development of Canadian culture, and he received a state funeral in Canada before his ashes were returned to the United Kingdom.

Modern critics have commented on the racist and anti-semitic attitudes displayed in his writing.

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