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The Watcher by the Threshold and Other Tales

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The Watcher by the Threshold and Other Tales by John Buchan
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From "The Watcher by the Threshold": I have told this story to many audiences with diverse results, and once again I take my reputation in my hands and brave the perils. To the common circle of my friends it was a romance for a winter's fire, and I, the most prosaic of men, was credited with a fancy...One man only heard me with true appreciation; but he was a wandering spirit with an ear open to marvels, and I hesitate to advance his security. He received it simply, saying that God was great, and I cannot improve upon his comment. Thus begins Buchan's unnerving tale of terror at the edge of the Scottish highlands. Buchan -- a man more remembered for mysteries and war stories -- was a real hand with horror, and this 1902 compilation displays his facility nicely. Also included in this volume are "No-Man's-Land," "The Far Islands," "The Outgoing of the Tide," and "Fountainblue."

Author Biography

John Buchan (1875 - 1940) was a Scottish 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 colonial administrator of various colonies in southern Africa. He eventually wrote propaganda for the British war effort in the First World War. Buchan was in 1927 elected Member of Parliament for the Combined Scottish Universities, but he spent most of his time on his writing career, notably writing The Thirty-Nine Steps and other adventure fiction.
Release date Australia
November 1st, 2006
Author
Pages
140
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Alan Rodgers Books
Dimensions
152x229x11
ISBN-13
9781598180176
Product ID
1931662

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