• 1745. Agent de Charles Stuart qui entreprend la reconquête du trône anglais, le jeune Alastair Maclean croise les destinées de Midwinter, curieux seigneur des marges anglaises ; de la belle Claudia Norreys et de son traître et veule époux ; de Nicholas Kyd, bon vivant ambigu ; et de l'absurde et sagace Samuel Johnson, qui deviendra son fidèle ami. Dans une sauvage Angleterre magnifiée par l'hiver, Alastair achèvera, dans la douleur, une éducation sentimentale et guerrière des plus mélancoliques. Ce roman historique haut en couleurs et en rebondissements, inédit en France, rappelle le génie narratif de ce grand auteur britannique qu'est John Buchan. Il est mené tambour battant, à bride abattue et enthousiasmera ceux qui aiment que l'Histoire soit magnifiée par une belle écriture.

    John Buchan (1875-1940) Écossais, homme d'état, Gouverneur général du Canada, fut d'abord responsable de l'Intelligence Service puis Ministre de l'information. Avant tout c'est un écrivain prolifique et célébré de romans d'aventures, historiques, fantastiques et d'espionnage et éditeur chez Nelson. On lui doit des livres majeurs régulièrement redécouverts qui ont enchanté la jeunesse de plusieurs générations : Salut aux coureurs d'aventures, Les 39 marches, La Centrale d'énergie, Le manteau vert

  • Premier roman mettant en scène Richard Hannay, sud-africain, ingénieur des mines et prospecteur. Hannay se retrouve mêlé à une aventure incroyable qui conduira à l´attenta de Sarajevo en juin 1914. Tout commence par la découverte d´un cadavre au milieu de son salon. Il s´avère qu´une organisation internationale ultra-puissante fomente un complot terrible visant à mettre l´Europe à feu et à sang. Hannay se retrouve seul face à des adversaires redoutables, envoyés par la « Pierre-Noire ». Il a vingt jours pour déjouer les stratagèmes de la Pierre-Noire et rester en vie, vingt jours seulement pour comprendre ce que signifie « Les Trente-Neuf marches » et sauver l´Europe de la guerre.Traduit de l´anglais (Royaume-Uni) par Théo Varlet Traduction révisée

  • WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY STELLA RIMINGTON May 1914. Britain is on the eve of war with Germany. Richard Hannay is living a quiet life in London, but after a chance encounter with a mysterious stranger he stumbles into a hair-raising adventure - a desperate hunt across the country and against the clock, pursued by the police and a cunning, ruthless enemy. Hannay's life and the security of Britain are in grave peril, and everything rests on the solution to a baffling enigma: what are the thirty-nine steps?

  • Contains: Island of Sheep, Three Hostages, Mr Hostages, Mr Standfast, The 39 Steps.

  • It is 1915. Richard Hannay is convalescing from wounds received fighting in France, when he is approached by Sir Walter Bullivant of British Intelligence. Bullivant's son has been working undercover in the Middle East. It seems that the Germans with their Turkish Allies are planning to stir up a revolt in the Muslim world that could leave Egypt, India and North Africa in disarray. The boy has since been killed. The only clue he left behind is a piece of paper bearing the words 'Kasredin','cancer' and 'v.I'. Hannay must take up the trail. At stake could be the outcome of the war.

    Buchan is a master of the spy genre, and this astonishingly prescient and gripping story of danger and adventure has stood the test of time.

  • HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics.

  • Anglais Witch Wood

    John Buchan

    Introduced by Christopher Harvie.

    Set against the religious struggles of seventeenth-century Scotland, with Montrose for the king against a convenanted kirk, John Buchan's Witch Wood is a gripping atmospheric tale in the spirit of Stevenson and Neil Munro.

    As a moderate Presbyterian minister, young David Sempill disputes with the extremists of his faith. All around, the defeated remnants of Montrose's men are being harried and slaughtered by the faithful, and Sempill's plea for compassion, like his love for the beautiful Katrine Yester, is out of joint with the times.

    There are still older conflicts to be faced however, symbolised by the presence of the Melanudrigill Wood, a last remnant of the ancient Caledonian forest. Here there is black magic to be uncovered, but also the more positive pre-Christian intimations of nature worship.

    In such setting, and faced with the onset of the plague, David Sempill's struggle and eventual disappearance take on a strange and timeless aspect in what was John Buchan's own favourite among his many novels.

    'Set in the Borders which he knew so well, this story of 17th-century Scotland shows the qualities which have enabled Buchan's thrillers to last so well, and which still persuade serious readers to regard him more highly than many apparently more ambitious novelists.' Independent

  • Les Trente-neuf marches

    John Buchan

    Richard Hannay, ex-ingénieur des mines en Afrique du Sud et général de brigade mais surtout incorrigible détective amateur, découvre un cadavre au beau milieu de son salon. Il s'avère qu'une organisation secrète ultra-puissante fomente un complot international aux objectifs les plus noirs... Richard Hannay se retrouve alors seul face à des adversaires des plus sanguinaires et seulement vingt jours pour échapper à ses poursuivants, fuir à travers l'Écosse, déjouer les stratagèmes de la « Pierre Noire », sauver l'Europe et la paix... Vingt jours d'une course infernale qu'il faut absolument gagner.
    John Buchan fut l'incontestable précurseur du roman d'espionnage contemporain. Alfred Hitchcock adapte Les Trente-Neuf marches au cinéma en 1935.

  • In 'The Strange Adventures of Mr Andrew Hawthorn' and the other stories in this collection, peculiar worlds of temptation, adventure or iniquity are perilously close at hand. Mr Hawthorn himself steps outside to allow his porridge to cool and disappears for five years and more, a Glasgow grocer is shipwrecked and ultimately worshipped as a god, a young mathematician discovers an entirely new aspect of reality and becomes terrified by what he finds there, and an ageing sinner clings grimly, weakly to a hard-won life of decency: John Buchan in each demonstrating his abilities as a gripping writer of short stories.

    In his introduction, Giles Foden explores Buchan's innate sense of the fascination held by sudden jeopardy and vanished comfort, and the themes of the will and fate in his work.

  • Les 39 marches

    John Buchan

    Richard Hannay, ex-ingénieur des mines en Afrique du Sud et général de brigade mais surtout incorrigible détective amateur, découvre un cadavre au beau milieu de son salon. Il s'avère qu'une organisation secrète ultra-puissante fomente un complot international aux objectifs les plus noirs... Richard Hannay se retrouve alors seul face à des adversaires des plus sanguinaires et seulement vingt jours pour échapper à ses poursuivants, fuir à travers l'Écosse, déjouer les stratagèmes de la « Pierre Noire », sauver l'Europe et la paix... Vingt jours d'une course infernale qu'il faut absolument gagner.
    John Buchan fut l'incontestable précurseur du roman d'espionnage contemporain. Alfred Hitchcock adapte Les Trente-Neuf marches au cinéma en 1935.

  • Richard Hannay, ex-ingénieur des mines en Afrique du Sud et général de brigade mais surtout incorrigible détective amateur, découvre un cadavre au beau milieu de son salon. Il s'avère qu'une organisation secrète ultra-puissante fomente un complot international aux objectifs les plus noirs... Richard Hannay se retrouve alors seul face à des adversaires des plus sanguinaires et seulement vingt jours pour échapper à ses poursuivants, fuir à travers l'Écosse, déjouer les stratagèmes de la « Pierre Noire », sauver l'Europe et la paix... Vingt jours d'une course infernale qu'il faut absolument gagner.
    John Buchan fut l'incontestable précurseur du roman d'espionnage contemporain. Alfred Hitchcock adapte Les Trente-Neuf marches au cinéma en 1935.

  • Anglais Greenmantle

    John Buchan

    Richard Hannay travels across war-torn Europe in search of a German plot and an Islamic Messiah. He is joined by three more heroes: Peter Pienaar; John S Blenkiron; and, Sandy Arbuthnot. They move in disguise through Germany to Constantinople and the Russian border to face their enemies: the grotesque Stumm and the evil beauty of Hilda von Einem.

  • Richard Hannay, ex-ingénieur des mines en Afrique du Sud et général de brigade mais surtout incorrigible détective amateur, découvre un cadavre au beau milieu de son salon. Il s'avère qu'une organisation secrète ultra-puissante fomente un complot international aux objectifs les plus noirs... Richard Hannay se retrouve alors seul face à des adversaires des plus sanguinaires et seulement vingt jours pour échapper à ses poursuivants, fuir à travers l'Écosse, déjouer les stratagèmes de la « Pierre Noire », sauver l'Europe et la paix... Vingt jours d'une course infernale qu'il faut absolument gagner.
    John Buchan fut l'incontestable précurseur du roman d'espionnage contemporain. Alfred Hitchcock adapte Les Trente-Neuf marches au cinéma en 1935.

  • Richard Hannay is thoroughly bored with London. Then a murder is commited in his flat. An obvious suspect for the police and an easy target for the killers, Hannay goes on the run in his native Scotland where he will need all his courage and ingenuity to stay one step ahead of his pursuers.

  • A level 4 Oxford Bookworms Library graded reader. Retold for Learners of English by Nick Bullard 'I turned on the light, but there was nobody there. Then I saw something in the corner that made my blood turn cold. Scudder was lying on his back. There was a long knife through his heart, pinning him to the floor.' Soon Richard Hannay is running to his life across the hills of Scotland. The police are chasing him for a murder he did not do, and another, more dangerous enemy is chasing him as well - the mysterious 'Black Stone'. Who are these people? And why do they want Hannay dead?

  • In Greenmantle (1916) Richard Hannay, hero of The Thirty-Nine Steps, travels across war-torn Europe in search 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, modelled on Lawrence of Arabia. The intrepid four move in disguise through Germany to Constantinople and the Russian border toface their enemies: the grotesque Stumm and the evil beauty of Hilda von Einem.

  • A level 4 Oxford Bookworms Library graded reader. This version includes an audio book: listen to the story as you read.
    Retold for Learners of English by Nick Bullard.
    'I turned on the light, but there was nobody there. Then I saw something in the corner that made my blood turn cold. Scudder was lying on his back. There was a long knife through his heart, pinning him to the floor.'
    Soon Richard Hannay is running to his life across the hills of Scotland. The police are chasing him for a murder he did not do, and another, more dangerous enemy is chasing him as well - the mysterious 'Black Stone'. Who are these people? And why do they want Hannay dead?

  • Anglais Mr Standfast

    John Buchan

    "Mr Standfast" is a spy novel featuring Richard Hannay, written by John Buchan and published in 1919 by Hodder & Stoughton. Richard Hannay is recalled from the Western Front by his good friend Bullivant in order to be assigned a new mission. As always, the whole action revolves around identifying a master German spy who operates in Britain along with his agents. In order to find him out, he must adopt a disguise he truly dislikes, the one of a pacifist. He then travels to the Cotswolds as Cornelius Brand, a South African war objector, in order to penetrate a group of war-hating intellectuals. He falls in love with a young woman called Mary who is also part of the group. John Buchan is the inventor of the modern British spy novel.

  • Anglais The Thirty-Nine Steps

    John Buchan

    A special edition of The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan reissued with a bright retro design to celebrate Pan's 70th anniversary. When a strange man turns up on his doorstep with stories of spies and assassinations, Richard Hannay is drawn into the murky world of international espionage. Four days later, the stranger is dead and Hannay is caught up in a dramatic race to prevent a world war. Hunted across Britain by enemies unknown, he must outwit his pursuers and try to reach the site of the mysterious 'Thirty-Nine Steps'. Set in 1914, this classic British thriller has been adapted many times for stage, television and film.

empty