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Author:
John Buchan
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978-1907523700
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1907523707
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Aziloth Books (November 11, 2010)
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In an era of moral relativism, it is refreshing to read Buchan's stories, with their hero who doubts not the nobility of his cause.

Instruction, of course, is the second purpose. As a 'first-rate second-tier author' generally, Buchan is by no means at the ebb of his authorial powers in The Island of Sheep. Devotees of Buchan; enjoyers of Haggard, Kipling, and Stevenson; readers who sigh at the current paucity of British vigor in modern life - give this one a look. 7 people found this helpful. In an era of moral relativism, it is refreshing to read Buchan's stories, with their hero who doubts not the nobility of his cause.

The Island of Sheep is a 1936 novel by the Scottish author John Buchan, the last of his novels to focus on his characters Richard Hannay and Sandy Arbuthnot. It was published in the United States under the title The Man from the Norlands. The action occurs twelve years later on from the last novel, when Hannay, now in his fifties, is called by an old oath to protect the son of a man he once knew, who is also heir to the secret of a great treasure.

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Published July 16th 2016 by John Buchan. Published November 11th 2010 by Aziloth Books. Paperback, 150 pages.

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Thus these books, the confident, well-written and frequently thrilling expressions of an ideology its author thought would never . I’m afraid I don’t agree with you about Buchan’s views in this book (The Island of Sheep)

Thus these books, the confident, well-written and frequently thrilling expressions of an ideology its author thought would never die, are now not only quaint ripping yarns but museum pieces pored over by scholars exploring the psychopathology of a vanished culture. The Island of Sheep online. The Richard Hannay novels. The Thirty-Nine Steps (1915). I’m afraid I don’t agree with you about Buchan’s views in this book (The Island of Sheep). To be sure, his age had its problems – but when you examine our era, it seems to me we have even more. At least Buchan tried to examine what it meant to be on the ‘right’ side.

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The Island of the title is situated somewhere North of Scotland. I took this book with me as holiday reading, and did not manage to finish it while away. Probably based on an island in the Faroes, its isolation is a relevant factor in the plot. The story starts with a Buchan coincidence: he meets a man he has not seen for 20 years, Lombard. Hannay later relates the circumstances of an incident in South Africa when they had saved a man’s life (Haraldsen) from business rivals. They swore to protect his heirs in the future. I found the pace much slower than the previous four Hannay books.

In this, the fifth and final Richard Hannay adventure, John Buchan makes his hero an older, wiser and more yielding character (the book was written a full decade after the fourth Hannay novel). The Island of Sheep is one of Buchan's least known works, but it continues his popular style of high adventure, wonderfully descriptive prose, erudite literary references and veiled subtexts. In reviewing the book, The Times Literary Supplement described Buchan as "evidently very much more than a yarn-spinner; and yet, as a yarn-spinner, so complete a master".
  • The final adventure starring Richard Hannay of The Thirty-Nine Steps fame, The Island of Sheep in many ways picks up where The Three Hostages left off. Hannay, unsettled by what the author John Buchan views as soft living, is pulled into danger's path by the igniting of a historic feud and the resurrection of an old pact. This novel contains what all of Buchan's yarns contain: peril, action, heroism, dastardly villains, powerful manly friendships, a hint of romance, references to the classics, British pluck in the face of danger, can-do youngsters, picturesque country folk…Buchan has a good thing going and enough sense to repeat it. More so than the other Hannay stories, this tale reveals a strong Nordicism in Buchan's outlook, interweaving details from Norse sagas as plot symbols to be explicitly interpreted by the central characters and featuring a neo-Viking who awakens from the diseased slumber of civilization to rekindle the inner fires of glory of a time when men were men. Buchan is no master wordsmith or formidable intellectual, but the lack of these (rare) qualities do not make Buchan's books any less successful as stories, nor do they diminish the value of the didactic element of his fiction.

    I am steadily becoming a cheerleader of Wordsworth Classics, which combine an incredibly low price with curation of the highest quality. The front and back covers are quite suitable and the introduction, though short, is spot on. Would this book have been improved with textual notes of the thoroughness of an Oxford or Penguin edition? I suspect not; Buchan is best read for pleasure first and dissection third, if ever. (Instruction, of course, is the second purpose.)

    As a 'first-rate second-tier author' generally, Buchan is by no means at the ebb of his authorial powers in The Island of Sheep. Devotees of Buchan; enjoyers of Haggard, Kipling, and Stevenson; readers who sigh at the current paucity of British vigor in modern life - give this one a look.

  • Richard Hannay and his doughty friends, including our hero's young son, take on bad men on a remote island off the Scandinavian coast (presumably the Faroe Islands)in this most readable adventure story. Buchan's stories are not complex; right is right and wrong is wrong. His writing, though, is quite poetic as he describes the Border Country of Scotland or the sea, and his stories always end with the reader's regret that the adventure is finished. His son, Peter John, is a teen-ager with interests in nature and living creatures that suggest the potential for a virtuous and productive manhood in the natural sciences. Unfortunately, this is the last of the Ricard Hannay series. Buchan died four years after writing The Island of Sheep, and his duties as Governor-General of Canada in the interim limited his writing output.

    In an era of moral relativism, it is refreshing to read Buchan's stories, with their hero who doubts not the nobility of his cause.

  • Buchan was a very good writer who knew how to tell a story. Having said that, One should know that he was a man of the late 19th century and had all of that centuriy's views about people. It can be read as a "politically incorect" work or as a history lesson. I prefer the latter.. This book, like all of Buchan's Hannay books, tells me about the period in which it takes place while giving me a great adventure to be a part of. Social history while being entertained. How enlightening is that.

  • I enjoyed this, as I have other books by John Buchan. But brcause I have visited both the Orkneys and the Faroes, I particularly enjoyed the islands where the final "act" of the drama played out as the Faroes in disguise 8-)

  • Each of these stories in this series somehow exceeds the previous great story, sure not to disappoint any worthy reader

  • It would be good for children because of the children's heroic role, but the background seems a little complicated for children to understand. It is readable and interesting to adults, but not a page turner.

  • Richard Hannay wrote a good yarn. I enjoyed this one. Good escapist stuff, does not require a lot of concentration.

  • Everyone knows about The 39 Steps but the John Hannay series is more than that. A real boys ( or girls) own read, relevant to day because it reflects good versus evil and is very well written. I am so glad I rediscovered this author