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In Greenmantle (1916), a classic tale of espionage and adventure, Richard Hannay, hero of The Thirty-Nine Steps, travels across war-torn Europe on the trail of a German plot and an Islamic Messiah. He is joined by three more of Buchan's heroes: Peter Pienaar, the old Boer scout; John S. Blenkiron, the American determined to fight the Kaiser; and Sandy Arbuthnot--Greenmantle himself--a character modelled on Lawrence of Arabia. Together they move in disguise through Germany to Constantinople and the Russian border in order to face their enemies: the grotesque Stumm and the evil femme fatale Hilda von Einem.
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In his classic espionage thriller The Thirty-Nine Steps, John Buchan introduced Richard Hannay, an appealing antihero with the intelligence and daring to thwart a conspiracy involving British secrets and German spies. Greenmantle, the second in Buchan's five-part series of spy novels, reintroduces the intrepid secret agent Hannay. Tasked by the Foreign Office with investigating a rumored uprising in the Muslim world, Hannay and his associates must prevent Germany and its Turkish partners from turning the tide of World War I by launching a jihad against the Allies.
Buchan's fast-paced tale of pursuits and escapes takes readers across war-torn Europe and behind enemy lines from Vienna to Constantinople and the Russian front. Written in lean, contemporary prose, this gripping novel offers an action-packed and remarkably topical tale of Middle Eastern politics and intrigue.
Dover (2015) republication of the edition originally published by the George H. Doran Company, New York, 1916.
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John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir, was a Scottish novelist and politician who served as Governor General of Canada.
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Book Description Oxford University Press, 1999. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0192836846
Book Description OXFORD WORLD'S CLASSICS, 1999. Paperback. Condition: New. An annotated edition of "Greenmantle". This classic adventure is set in war-torn Europe, and is the sequel to "The Thirty-Nine Steps". It shows John Buchan's mastery of the thriller and also his immense knowledge of world politics. New paperback copy, may have some shelf wear, ready for immediate despatch. Seller Inventory # 012227
Book Description Oxford University Press, 1999. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110192836846