The Watcher by the Threshold and Other Tales

The Watcher by the Threshold and Other Tales

John Buchan / Oct 21, 2019

The Watcher by the Threshold and Other Tales 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

  • Title: The Watcher by the Threshold and Other Tales
  • Author: John Buchan
  • ISBN: 9781598186147
  • Page: 121
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 wanderingFrom 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 remembered for mysteries and war stories was a real hand with horror, and this 1902 compilation displays his facility nicely.

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    About "John Buchan"

      • John Buchan

        John Buchan 1st Baron Tweedsmuir was a Scottish novelist and public servant who combined a successful career as an author of thrillers, historical novels, histories and biographies with a parallel career in public life At the time of his death he was Governor General of Canada Buchan was educated at Glasgow and Oxford Universities After a brief career in law he went to South Africa in 1902 where he contributed to the reconstruction of the country following the Boer War His love for South Africa is a recurring theme in his fiction.On returning to Britain, Buchan built a successful career in publishing with Nelsons and Reuters During the first world war, he was Director of Information in the British government He wrote a twenty four volume history of the war, which was later abridged.Alongside his busy public life, Buchan wrote superb action novels, including the spy catching adventures of Richard Hannay, whose exploits are described in The Thirty Nine Steps, Greenmantle, Mr Standfast, The Three Hostages, and The Island of Sheep.Apart from Hannay, Buchan created two other leading characters in Dickson McCunn, the shrewd retired grocer who appears in Huntingtower, Castle Gay, and The House of the Four Winds and the lawyer Sir Edward Leithen, who features in the The Power House, John Macnab, The Dancing Floor, The Gap in the Curtain and Sick Heart River.From 1927 to 1935 Buchan was Conservative M.P for the Scottish Universities, and in 1935, on his appointment as Governor General to Canada, he was made a peer, taking the title Baron Tweedsmuir During these years he was still productive as a writer, and published notable historical biographies, such as Montrose, Sir Walter Scott, and Cromwell.When he died in Montreal in 1940, the world lost a fine statesman and story teller.The John Buchan Society was founded in 1979 to encourage continuing interest in his life, works and legacy Visit the website johnbuchansociety and follow the Society on Twitter twitter johnbuchansoc and Facebook facebook johnbuchansociety.See also enpedia wiki John_Buchan and Encyclopeadia BritannicaLibrarian Note There is than one author in the GoodReads database with this name.


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    1. Published 1921 by William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London. Doesn't contain as many stories as most of Buchan's weird collections but I was entranced by the cover.Somewhat maudlin batch of supernatural tales highlighted by title tale. No-Man's Land is the runner up, but a good first half of real terror and breathlessness, and not a little poignancy, gives way to cheap melodrama to finish. There's a couple of supernatural weepers that might hold up if the romance and man's manliness thing [...]


    2. The Watcher by the Threshold is a collection of five novellas by John Buchan, originally published in 1902. Buchan’s weird fiction is both interesting and original. Although it’s similar in some ways to the work of his contemporaries such as Arthur Machen and Algernon Blackwood it has its own unique flavour. These are very subtle stories, stories in which superficially not much happens. They’re entirely concerned with the internal psychology of the characters. The supernatural hardly exist [...]





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