I suffered from acute asthma as a child. Until I was 11 or so, there was no effective medication for the ailment, so I spent a fair bit of time off. Greenmantle has ratings and reviews. Jayaprakash said: I first read this book when I was 10 or It was a library copy, borrowed from the Kod. Greenmantle () by John Buchan ยท Chapter 1โ†’. Book 2 in the Richard Hannay series. It is one of two Hannay novels set during the First.

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Buchan’s follow-up to The 39 Steps is his take on the “Great Game,” the struggle for influence and control in central Asia, played for decades by the Russians, British, French, and Turkish.


The details of guchan plot are almost unimaginably silly, but such is the power of the story-telling and of the book’s big idea that the reader hardly notices. Buchan is most often criticised today for the coincidences he employs as plotting devices.

Some thought the later novels inferior to the first, The Thirty-Nine Stepsothers thought them a rollicking read! Seperti yang disebut di awal ripyuw, petualangan Bang Hannay kali ini pun jauh dari bling-bling dunia mata-mata ala Hollywood XD Tapi penceritaannya pake gerak cepat, apa adanya, dan โ€” walau ada banyak frasa dan istilah yang aku ga paham โ€” bertaburan kalimat yang menggambarkan situasi pertempuran, yang bikin orang yang ga pernah perang pun paham.

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One of these items ships sooner than the other. I wound up liking this book much more than I thought I would. The Beetle a Mystery Richard Marsh. One of the German villains, a ferocious and imposing bully, turns out to have an effeminate side in a somewhat erotic and scary passage. Hopkirk was a child when his mother read aloud Greenmanlte to him.


Richard Hannay is the literary ancestor of all later secret agents. How come they are so overlooked?!

Mar 15, F. Cynicism hadn’t set in yet. Coincidence, like some new Briareus, stretches a hundred long arms hourly across the earth.

It used to be the local English club and the contents of the library still include a large number of old hardbound editions of authors who were popular in the Victorian and Edwardian eras. The rejoinder, in a different hand, was: Main menu Skip to content.

Because of the time when “Greenmantle” was written, it contains some references and idioms which, rightfully so, we consider quite racist today.

Yes; but if the East blazes up, our effort will be distracted from Europe and the great coup may fail. Other books in the series. And there is a dyspeptic American businessman, John S.

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Disguised as a disaffected Boer named Cornelius Brandt, Hannay is taken in tow by Colonel von Stumm, a caricature German officer with bullet head, thick neck and monocle as well as the regulation arrogant bullying manner. This hints at the combination of factors that might explain the popularity of the works. The writing is simple and story keeps moving at a pace that leaves you breathless. Yes, the prose can seem dated, but the story is so much fun! Once there, he and his friends must thwart the Germans’ plans to use religion to help them win the war, climaxin It is November, It is the second in the Richard Hannay series, taking up where “The 39 Steps” leaves off.


There are references to the failure of Gallipoli, handled carefully. But the true, “honourable” Greenmantle is dying, and the Germans have a devilish scheme for passing off a false holy man I won’t give away the twist under his colours.

The last I saw of him was a figure moving like a sleep-walker, with no spring in his step, amid his tall suite. The Turk and the Persian wouldn’t follow the ordinary new theology game. The Dunwich Horror H. That great spirit was last heard of at Basra, where he occupies the post that once was Harry Bullivant’s. Prescient is a word often used to descrive Buchan’s work he wrote The 39 steps as well.

And for anyone who thinks it was never really like that all I can say is go read “Seven Pillars of Wisdom. Moderation FAQs How we moderate reader comments.

Because Buchan wrote Greenmantle specifically because he had been grfenmantle by Charles Masterman, a Liberal MP who was head of the secret British War Propaganda Bureau to produce a book, paid for at government expense, as part of the propaganda war against Germany.