HjemGrupperSnakMereZeitgeist
Søg På Websted
På dette site bruger vi cookies til at levere vores ydelser, forbedre performance, til analyseformål, og (hvis brugeren ikke er logget ind) til reklamer. Ved at bruge LibraryThing anerkender du at have læst og forstået vores vilkår og betingelser inklusive vores politik for håndtering af brugeroplysninger. Din brug af dette site og dets ydelser er underlagt disse vilkår og betingelser.
Hide this

Resultater fra Google Bøger

Klik på en miniature for at gå til Google Books

The Three Hostages af John Buchan
Indlæser...

The Three Hostages (original 1924; udgave 1924)

af John Buchan

MedlemmerAnmeldelserPopularitetGennemsnitlig vurderingOmtaler
4971138,119 (3.65)50
After distinguished service in the First World War, Richard Hannay settles into peaceful domesticity with his wife Mary and their young son. However, news comes to him of three kidnappings. With no more than a few tantalisingly cryptic lines of verse as clues, he is soon on the trail of Dominick Medina - a charismatic polymath but a man 'utterly and consumedly wicked'. As Hannay uncovers an international plot to twist innocent minds through hypnotism and blackmail, it appears that he has met his match in one of Buchan's most memorable villains.… (mere)
Medlem:AnthonyBlack
Titel:The Three Hostages
Forfattere:John Buchan
Info:Nelson [1945].London ,447pp
Samlinger:Dit bibliotek
Vurdering:****
Nøgleord:Richard Hannay, Mystery, Classuc

Detaljer om værket

The Three Hostages af John Buchan (1924)

Indlæser...

Bliv medlem af LibraryThing for at finde ud af, om du vil kunne lide denne bog.

Der er ingen diskussionstråde på Snak om denne bog.

» Se også 50 omtaler

Viser 1-5 af 11 (næste | vis alle)
A more-or-less standard Richard Hanay thriller. Someone has kidnapped three young people related to high government officials. They also seem to have a hold on some sensitive documents. There appears to be some kind of clue embedded in a poem. Hanay and his cronies work round the clock, and travel all over the place, eventually saving the day. ( )
  lgpiper | Jan 10, 2021 |
While a few aspects of this 4th installment in the Richard Hannay series show their age (this was first published in 1924), most of it is surprisingly still relevant. The use of propaganda to get fanatics or troubled youngsters to stir up trouble is something we can see today.

The only thing that really holds me back from a 5 star rating is the abruptness of the ending. I would have liked one or two more pages although in reality, there was nothing more that needed to be said. ( )
  leslie.98 | Dec 15, 2016 |
This is the fourth in the RIchard Hannay series. It is after World War 1, and Richard Hannay is asked to hep find three people who have been kidnapped as part of a plot having a links t the *rish nationalist movement (which Buchan evidently disliked). THe villain turns out to be a man who had been a friend of his and a member of the Runagates Club. I wonder if he is influenced by people like Sir Roger Casement and Erskine Childers who had very much part of that English heroic caste until they joined the Irish revolution. ( )
  antiquary | Sep 21, 2016 |
A typical Hannay affair

All a bit preposteros but n one is reading these for a factual historical novel.

And I am not sure why some many reviewers go on about the racism that is obvious in the books, unless it is simply political correctnes. Yes there is racism in the book which one would not tolerate in real life today.

But the book was written almost 100 years ago when the little history I know suggests that racism ( and other things) did exist.

We are not proposing to go back and rewrite Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice because of he depiction of Shylock are we?

In the end I read these books as a bit of escapism and nothimg else.

Big Ship

26 November 2015 ( )
  bigship | Nov 27, 2015 |
Sorry but I know this book is a classic and I respect that this was written in 1924/25 but this book wasnt for me.
Found it confusing the way it keeps jumping from how the hero Dick Hannay unravels the clues.
It was to far fetched and full of posh upper class twits for me.
Probably in the day this book was really cutting edge and exciting but its so dated now. ( )
1 stem Daftboy1 | Sep 25, 2012 |
Viser 1-5 af 11 (næste | vis alle)
ingen anmeldelser | tilføj en anmeldelse

» Tilføj andre forfattere (6 mulige)

Forfatter navnRolleHvilken slags forfatterVærk?Status
John Buchanprimær forfatteralle udgaverberegnet
Hitchens, ChristopherIntroduktionmedforfatternogle udgaverbekræftet
Du bliver nødt til at logge ind for at redigere data i Almen Viden.
For mere hjælp se Almen Viden hjælpesiden.
Kanonisk titel
Originaltitel
Alternative titler
Oprindelig udgivelsesdato
Personer/Figurer
Oplysninger fra den engelske Almen Viden Redigér teksten, så den bliver dansk.
Vigtige steder
Oplysninger fra den engelske Almen Viden Redigér teksten, så den bliver dansk.
Vigtige begivenheder
Beslægtede film
Priser og hædersbevisninger
Indskrift
Tilegnelse
Oplysninger fra den engelske Almen Viden Redigér teksten, så den bliver dansk.
To a Young Gentleman of Eton College HONOURED SIR, On your last birthday a well-meaning godfather presented you with a volume of mine, since you had been heard on occasion to express approval of my works.....
Første ord
Oplysninger fra den engelske Almen Viden Redigér teksten, så den bliver dansk.
That evening, I remember, as I came up through the Mill Meadow, I was feeling peculiarly happy and contented.
Citater
Sidste ord
Oplysninger fra den engelske Almen Viden Redigér teksten, så den bliver dansk.
(Klik for at vise Advarsel: Kan indeholde afsløringer.)
Oplysning om flertydighed
Forlagets redaktører
Bagsidecitater
Originalsprog
Oplysninger fra den engelske Almen Viden Redigér teksten, så den bliver dansk.
Canonical DDC/MDS
Canonical LCC

Henvisninger til dette værk andre steder.

Wikipedia på engelsk

Ingen

After distinguished service in the First World War, Richard Hannay settles into peaceful domesticity with his wife Mary and their young son. However, news comes to him of three kidnappings. With no more than a few tantalisingly cryptic lines of verse as clues, he is soon on the trail of Dominick Medina - a charismatic polymath but a man 'utterly and consumedly wicked'. As Hannay uncovers an international plot to twist innocent minds through hypnotism and blackmail, it appears that he has met his match in one of Buchan's most memorable villains.

No library descriptions found.

Beskrivelse af bogen
Haiku-resume

Populære omslag

Quick Links

Vurdering

Gennemsnit: (3.65)
0.5
1 2
1.5
2 2
2.5 1
3 18
3.5 8
4 25
4.5 2
5 9

Er det dig?

Bliv LibraryThing-forfatter.

 

Om | Kontakt | LibraryThing.com | Brugerbetingelser/Håndtering af brugeroplysninger | Hjælp/FAQs | Blog | Butik | APIs | TinyCat | Efterladte biblioteker | Tidlige Anmeldere | Almen Viden | 163,261,278 bøger! | Topbjælke: Altid synlig