- The Dancing Floor
The Dancing Floor
1st US edition
Author(s) John Buchan Country Scotland Language English Series Edward Leithen Genre(s) Novel Publisher Hodder & Stoughton (UK)
Houghton Mifflin (US)
Publication date 1926 Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback) ISBN NA Preceded by Two Ordeals of Democracy Followed by Homilies and Recreations
The Dancing Floor is a 1926 novel by John Buchan featuring Edward Leithen. It is the third of five novels written about the character of Leithen.
Basic Plot Summary
Edward Leithen is an eminent lawyer who is introduced to the young and handsome Vernon Milburne. By chance, Leithen meets Milburne once again and they become close friends. Milburne divulges that since childhood he has had a recurring dream in which an impending and unknown threat approaches year by year. The year in which the threat is due to occur, the two friends find themselves on the Greek island of Plakos where they must save the beautiful Koré Arabin from the superstitious islanders.
- Sir Edward Leithen - a lawyer and Tory MP
- Vernon Milburne - a tall, handsome young man who first appears as aloof and detached
- Koré Arabin - a stubborn and yet vulnerable daughter of a malicious miscreant
- ^ Butts, Mary (1933). "Ghosties and Ghoulies: The Uses of the Supernatural in English Fiction". Ashe of Rings and Other Writings. Kingston, NY: McPherson & Co., p. 345.
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