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PRESTER JOHN

Buchan, John


Item Description: Thomas Nelson and Sons [1910]., London, Edinburgh, Dublin, Leeds, and New York, 1910. colour frontis illust, . First edition. b/w illust.

VG blue cloth boards, 245 pages, inside back hinge paper cracked but all binding firm. Scarce. Gilt titles to spine dull

The first of Buchan's adventure novels, the story of a young Scotsman named David Crawfurd and his adventures in South Africa, where a Zulu uprising is tied to the medieval legend of Prester John. "The legends of Prester John (also Presbyter Johannes) were popular in Europe from the twelfth through the seventeenth centuries, and told of a Christian patriarch and king said to rule over a Christian nation lost amidst the Muslims and pagans in the Orient . The prospect of finding Prester John had long since vanished, but the tales continued to inspire through the 20th century . In 1910 British novelist and politician John Buchan used the legend in his sixth book, PRESTER JOHN, to supplement a plot about a Zulu uprising in South Africa. This book is an archetypal example of the early twentieth-century adventure novel, and proved very popular in its day. Perhaps because of Buchan's work, Prester John appeared in pulp fiction and comics throughout the century." - Wikipedia. Please click here to ask a question
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