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The Thirty-Nine Steps

The Thirty-Nine Steps

Part of Alma Classics Evergreen series of popular classics, this edition is fully annotated and contains extra material.

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ISBN 9781847496454
Barcode 9781847496454
Published 1 June 2017 by Alma Books Ltd
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Buchan, Charles
Series Evergreens
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ISBN-13 9781847496454
ISBN-10 1847496458
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Publisher Alma Books Ltd
Imprint Alma Classics
Publication Date 1 June 2017
International Publication Date 23 February 2017
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Buchan, Charles
Series Evergreens
Category Espionage & Spy Thriller Fiction
Number of Pages 128
Dimensions Width: 128mm
Height: 198mm
Weight 161g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Crime, Thriller & Adventure
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.912
Catalogue Code 979139

Description of this Book

When Richard Hannay fi nds the corpse of freelance spy Franklin P. Scudder in his London flat, he goes on the run, fearing that his life is in danger. Scudder had previously revealed that he was investigating a ring of German spies, who were conspiring to sabotage Britain's war capability. Hannay becomes both hunter and hunted as he struggles to unravel the tangled threads of this plot while staying one step ahead of his pursuers, who will stop at nothing to keep their nefarious secrets.First published in 1915, John Buchan's definitive spy novel was the fi rst in a long line of espionage thrillers to delve into the underbelly of the British establishment. Over a hundred years later, The Thirty-Nine Steps remains resonant, and the various film, television and theatre adaptations of this classic - most notably Alfred Hitchcock's 1935 version - are a testament to its capacity to thrill.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review An archetypal English spy thriller. - Robert McCrum
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Scottish author John Buchan (1875-1940) was both an acclaimed writer of adventure novels and, as the Governor General of Canada, one of the most high-ranking colonial administrators in the British Empire. His political career usually took precedence over his writing, but he still managed to produce several iconic works of spy fiction, including his masterpiece The Thirty-Nine Steps.

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