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. 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.

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First, the story itself. Dictionary of Real People and Places in Fiction. Prescient is a word often used to descrive Buchan’s work he wrote The 39 steps as well.

A warning from the past that the BBC does not want us to hear

He has shaved his beard and joined the Flying Corps. But yreenmantle hope his pronunciation is more accurate when he’s being paid for it.

Apr 15, DeAnna Knippling rated it liked it Shelves: There is more than one author in the GoodReads database with this name. Quite a lot buchn Christians complained that the material there was unsuitable and insensitive Jesus, so far as I recall, was shown as an adult wearing nappiesbut the broadcast went ahead anyway. Buchan was reportedly commissioned by the British government to write the book as part of the propaganda war against Germany.

Once there, he and his friends must thwart the Germans’ plans to use religion to help them win the war, climaxing at the battle of Erzurum. There is the Boer Peter Pienaar, the American capitalist Blenkiron, the very resourceful lieutenant Sandy Arbuthnot, Enver Bey’s henchman Rasta and the very beautiful but fiendish and extremely dangerous Hilda von Einem, who is for certain greenmantls after Irene Adler.

September Learn how and when to remove this template greenmantel. I think it was great to read this book while knowing the real events that took place in Turkey and the Middle East during the Great War. He must be of the Blood. The enemy is once more the German secret service, but this time, they are even more devilishly cunning in their planning, and the stakes are even higher. Hannay meets by chance an old comrade, Bucchan Peter Pienaarand the two enter Germany via the Netherlands, posing as anti-British exiles itching to fight for the Germans.


The ocean voyage to Lisbon and the following train journey thru Holland and Norther Germany to Berlin. Feb 11, Pravesh Bhardwaj rated it really liked it. They reach Rustchuk on 10 January, with a week to go before the rendezvous in Constantinople. Hannay had been in the thick of it. The main action in the book concentrates on fictional events leading up to and climaxing with the Russian offensive at Erzurum the following year.

You know the drill. The anti-Western jihad threatening to burst into uncontrollable violence at any time is prescient, and Buchan’s cultural conservatism, almost a holdover from Victorianism, is displayed in the character of Von Einem, a powerful, cruel woman whose independence and curious asexuality frighten Hannay more than any man or army he’s ever had to face. It goes without saying that some historical accuracy as well as violence is muted.

The danger comes when “you can get the same language to cover both”. Therefore a treasure for children and adults. Richard Hannay is pulled from the trenches in WWI and given the assignment of tracking down the German plot to forment jihad in the Islamic world in order to send the British reeling in many of their colonies, including their crown jewel, India.

Intrepid spy and soldier Richard Hannay is convalescing in London in after a major battle in Flanders. Things unimagined before happen daily to our friends by sea and land. Hannay is called in to investigate rumours of an uprising in the Muslim world, and undertakes a perilous journey through enemy territory to meet his friend Sandy in Constantinople.

Having the hero narrate all the events does kind of give the game away that he must survive even when it looks so unlikely. Fast paced spy thriller published way back in works beautifully even today. And our heroes possess a disturbing fatalism about impending death. Trivia About Greenmantle Rich Thirty years ago there was a bogus prophecy that played the devil in Yemen.


One sermon on “youth”, young men like the three down the road who planted the bombs, tells the teenagers at which it aims how marvellous were the greenmantlr conquests carried out by the young followers of the Prophet and how today “Your Islam, your religion, is being targeted”. The plot falters and there is rather too much detail. Richard Hannay, recovering from wounds sustained at Loos, is called to the Foreign Office. Green mantle is a spy thriller in the same manner as 39 steps buxhan Richard Hannay enlisted in this important assignment in the Middle East.


They agree to rendezvous at Constantinople in 2 months. Or he might be a fellow that preached a pure religion, like the chap that founded the Senussi.

Wilhelm appears as a sympathetic man, not the callous and not-too-bright warlord of usual British discussion.

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By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. This produces a sympathy with Islam. Categories Fiction Non-fiction Children’s books Authors. This material and the exciting and well drawn b This is buchqn work–the writing is personal and emotional, and yet it’s formula is spy novel, Conan DOyle in the mystery but with added depth because it’s about Turkey and the East and will give you insight into World War I in Europe.

It will be fun. 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. The book opens in Novemberwith Hannay and his friend Sandy convalescing from wounds received at the Battle of Loos.

Things unimagined before happen daily to our friends by sea and land. The problems Greemnantle 39 Steps had were largely compensated for by its brevity, the book does rush by at a fair old pace after all. Richard Hannay is where he longed to be, commanding his battalion on the ugliest bit of front in the West.

Once there, he and his friends must thwart the Germans’ plans to use religion to help them win the war, climaxing at the battle of Erzurum. You are commenting using your WordPress.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Indeed, I’ve been expecting it, though I’m hanged if I can imagine what card the Germans have got up their sleeve. How come they are so overlooked?!