The Three Hostages (The World's Classics)

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In "The Three Hostages" (1924) Richard Hannay leaves his quiet and happy family life in the countryside to face the most evil opponent of his career. Dominick Medina, a seductive fallen angel, a master of thought control, and trusted by many of Britain's leaders, is a twisted product of the years shattered by war in Europe. In this `shocker', which is also a sophisticated masquerade, Hannay must use all his ingenuity to save not only three innocent hostages but also his own life - and his sanity. "The Three Hostages" explores the psychological consequences of war and the world of international business crime. In his introduction Karl Miller puts this swift and sinister novel in its idelological and literary context, drawing some eerie parallels with the threats and fears that face us today. This book is intended for students of Edwardian fiction.

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John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir GCMG GCVO CH PC was a Scottish novelist, historian and Unionist politician who served as Governor General of Canada, the 15th since Canadian Confederation. Born: August 26, 1875, Perth, United Kingdom Died: February 11, 1940, Montreal, Canada Spouse: Susan Buchan, Baroness Tweedsmuir (m. 1907–1940) Grandchildren: James Buchan, Toby Buchan, Ursula Buchan Siblings: O. Douglas

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This early (1924) spy adventure is one of five Buchan novels featuring the heroic Richard Hannay. Hannay is called out of retirement to rescue the kidnapped offspring of three highly placed British citizens. Hannay soon uncovers a global syndicate supporting a single man who has notions of world domination. The story suffers from exaggerated descriptions of its characters. For instance, the kidnapper, Medina, is not just a good shot, he's the best shot in England next to the King. The British are portrayed as wonderful people, but other races fare less well. Yet the story is undoubtedly good fun and is enhanced by the modulated voice and subtle characterizations of British actor Edmund Dehn. For large suspense collections.
Mark Pumphrey, Polk Cty. P.L., Columbus, N.C.
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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