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The Thirty-Nine StepsSKU: 9781853260803 Supplier: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
Author : John Buchan
Format Paperback | 128 pages
Dimensions 129 x 198 x 6mm | 86g
Publication date 01 Jan 1998
Richard Hannay finds a corpse in his flat, and becomes involved in a plot by spies to precipitate war and subvert British naval power. The resourceful victim of a manhunt, he is pursued by both the police and the ruthless conspirators.
The Thirty-Nine Steps is a seminal `chase' thriller, rapid and vivid. It has been widely influential and frequently dramatised: the film directed by Alfred Hitchcock became a screen classic. This engaging novel also provides insights into the inter-action of patriotism, fear and prejudice.