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Huntingtower

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Huntingtower is a novel written by John Buchan, first published in 1922. The novel is set in Scotland and follows the adventures of three young men who become involved in a plot to rescue a Russian nobleman from his Bolshevik captors.The main character, Dickson McCunn, is a retired Glasgow grocer who decides to spend his retirement years traveling around Scotland. During one of his journeys, he stumbles upon a group of Russian revolutionaries who are attempting to kidnap a Russian nobleman, Prince Michael, who has been imprisoned in Scotland. McCunn, along with two other young men, goes on a mission to rescue Prince Michael and thwart the revolutionaries' plans.The novel is known for its vivid descriptions of the Scottish countryside and its use of Scottish dialect. It is also notable for its portrayal of the Russian Revolution and its aftermath, as well as its exploration of themes such as loyalty, adventure, and honor."Huntingtower" is the first book in Buchan's "Dickson McCunn" series, which also includes "Castle Gay" and "The House of the Four Winds." Buchan is also known for his famous spy thriller, "The Thirty-Nine Steps."John Buchan (1875-1940) was a Scottish novelist, historian, and politician, best known for his thrillers and adventure novels. He was born in Perth, Scotland, and later studied at Oxford University. After working in various fields, including law and journalism, Buchan began writing fiction in the early 20th century.Buchan's most famous work is the novel "The Thirty-Nine Steps" which was published in 1915 and has been adapted into numerous films, plays, and television series. The novel is a classic thriller, featuring espionage, conspiracies, and a manhunt across the Scottish countryside. Buchan wrote many other novels in a similar vein, including "Greenmantle" "Mr Standfast" and "The Three Hostages."In addition to his writing, Buchan had a distinguished career in public service. He served as a member of Parliament, a government minister, and the Governor-General of Canada. He was also a noted historian, with books on Scottish history and biographies of figures such as Sir Walter Scott and Oliver Cromwell.Buchan was knighted in 1935 and died in 1940. His legacy includes not only his popular thrillers, but also his contributions to British politics and scholarship.

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Table of contents Dedication Prologue Chapter 1. How A Retired Provision Merchant Felt The Impulse Of Spring Chapter 2. Of Mr. John Heritage And The Difference In Points Of View Chapter 3. How Childe Roland And Another Came To The Dark Tower Chapter 4. Dougal Chapter 5. Of The Princess In The Tower Chapter 6. How Mr. Mccunn Departed With Relief And Returned With Resolution Chapter 7. Sundry Doings In The Mirk Chapter 8. How A Middle-Aged Crusader Accepted A Challenge Chapter 9. The First Battle Of The Cruives Chapter 10. Deals With An Escape And A Journey Chapter 11. Gravity Out Of Bed Chapter 12. How Mr. Mccunn Committed An Assault Upon An Ally Chapter 13. The Coming Of The Danish Brig Chapter 14. The Second Battle Of The Cruives Chapter 15. The Gorbals Die-Hards Go Into Action Chapter 16. In Which A Princess Leaves A Dark Tower And A Provision Merchant Returns To His Family

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