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John Buchan began writing and publishing before the end of the nineteenth century and continued through the first forty years of the twentieth. His output was large (especially for a man with a busy professional, non-literary career) and varied: poetry, essays, biography, history, travel writing, political writing, and serious fiction. He is best remembered for his thrillers.
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26 August 1875 JB, novelist, poet, historian, and statesman, was born at Perth in Scotland, the eldest of six children. Bibliographic Citation link.
October 1915 JB's The Thirty-Nine Steps, published this month, the first of his thrillers to involve the character Richard Hannay, became his most famous title. Bibliographic Citation link.
12 February 1940 JB, novelist, poet, historian, and statesman, died at the Neurological Institute at Montreal following a cerebral thrombosis. Bibliographic Citation link.  scholarly note link.
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