John Buchan Long Fiction Analysis - Essay

John Buchan Long Fiction Analysis

(Survey of Novels and Novellas)

Despite his manifold activities, John Buchan is remembered primarily as a writer of implausible but exciting adventure fiction with overtones of the nineteenth century romance. Most of his novels fall into the general category of thrillers, but a few, such as Salute to Adventurers, Midwinter, Witch Wood, and The Blanket of the Dark, are more accurately classified as historical romances. Despite some variations in form and emphasis, however, all of Buchan’s novels share certain features that contribute to the characteristic flavor of his fiction; these include melodramatic sequences, unusually effective descriptions of landscape and atmosphere, frequent references to such qualities as endurance...

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