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 · Chapter 1→. Book 2 in the Richard Hannay series. It is one of two Hannay novels set during the First.

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In this adventure, Richard is seconded to become a spy. 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.

Greenmantle by John Buchan – book review

Hannay, Blenkiron and Arbuthnot agree their separate routes east to Constantinople and the adventure begins. And that turned me on to “Greenmantle” due budhan Hopkirk’s several references to the novel, as a work of fiction closely based on the battle of Erzerum in which British spies–in the novel, Richard Hannay and Sandy Arbuthnot–smuggle secret maps to the Russians, who thus destroy the city and German hopes for an eastern empire.

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Showing of 98 reviews. Buchan was reportedly commissioned by the Greemnantle government to write the book as part of the propaganda war against Germany. A thoroughly entertaining book set in winter of travels from British countryside through Germany and ends in east of Constantinople as the war goes on. They are so much a product of their age, all Empire and honour and robust manly values pitted against all sorts of ‘nastiness’. Most fiction I’ve encountered about that war ‘All Quiet On The Western Front’ and so on is very downbeat, this however is full of the joys of battle.


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It is again an eons-old formula for story-telling and seldom is the questor alone. Bang Hannay ditugasin jadi mata-mata untuk menyelidiki taktik yang digunakan Jerman untuk ‘menyetir’ Turki, taktik yang ditengarai ada unsur organisasi agama radikalnya.

Greenmantle is an odd kind of historical novel about WWI, a spy story about a team of heroes trying to solve a mystery and foil plots. A I didn’t like this as much as Buchan’s more famous The 39 Steps as it felt clunkier and more contrived but it was still a reasonable page turner with an exciting finish. Richard Hannay 5 books.

It’s also remarkably prescient, written before the end of that war, about a band of Allied sympathizers who are spies impersonating at one point or another virtually every possible brand German and German sympathizer.

When I remember the good times I’ve had I could sing a hymn of praise.

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Its leaders have buchhan joined in the condemnation of the London attacks. Sandy Arbuthnot John S. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Green mantle is a spy thriller in the same manner as 39 steps with Richard Hannay enlisted in this important assignment in the Middle East.

The BBC said that it would not be dictated to. Don’t have a Kindle? There are, however, greatly sympathetic German and Turkish characters. Buchan, it turns out, can really write. But I rather think it’s a man.


One of the German villains, a ferocious and imposing bully, turns out to have an effeminate side in a somewhat erotic and scary passage. Often changing their identities and dialects, they discover a Muslim Holy Man being used by the Germans to stir up the Muslim people against Great Britain.

Disguised as a disaffected Boer named Cornelius Brandt, Hannay is taken in tow by Colonel von Stumm, a caricature German officer with jihn head, thick neck and monocle as well as the regulation arrogant bullying manner.

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Greenmantle by John Buchan

I found it curious that the character Hilda is so vilified throughout the novel, yet fails to live up to her supposed villainy. That’s an enormous act of sympathy for Hannay, since he just came from the western front and clearly hates the Geenmantle. Next ubchan they return to the rendezvous, an illicit dance-room, where they find the main entertainment is none other than the wild men of the previous day.

Review by Sue R: They found people, not just in Pakistan, but in Yorkshire, who would pour it into their ears. Public domain Public domain false false. I also noted a single obliquely homophobic remark.