John Buchan: Homilies and Recreations

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John Buchan’s Homilies and Recreations was published by Thomas Nelson and Sons in 1926, the same year as Buchan’s novel The Dancing Floor. As its title suggests, Homilies and Recreations consists of a number of sermon-like as well as leisurely essays in which Buchan covers a range of topics: “Sir Walter Scott” (1924), “The Old and the New in Literature” (1925), “The Great Captains” (1920), “The Muse of History” (1914), “A Note on Edmund Burke” (1913), “Lord Balfour and English Thought” (1914), “The Two Ordeals of Democracy” (1925), “Literature and Topography” (1926), “The Judicial Temperament” (1922), “Style and Journalism” (1925), editorial extracts from The Northern …

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Waddell, Nathan. "Homilies and Recreations". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 18 January 2011
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