The Thirty-Nine Steps

The Thirty-Nine Steps

Paperback Wordsworth Classics

By (author) John Buchan, Introduction by Prof. Cedric Watts, Series edited by Dr. Keith Carabine

$3.94

Free delivery worldwide
Available
Dispatched in 1 business day
When will my order arrive?

Additional formats available

Format
Hardback $14.91
  • Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 112 pages
  • Dimensions: 122mm x 192mm x 14mm | 59g
  • Publication date: 1 January 1998
  • Publication City/Country: Herts
  • ISBN 10: 1853260800
  • ISBN 13: 9781853260803
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Sales rank: 23,715

Product description

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.

Other people who viewed this bought:

Other books in this category

Showing items 1 to 11 of 11
Categories:

Back cover copy

John Buchan wrote The Thirty-Nine Steps while he was seriously ill at the beginning of the First World War. In it he introduces his most famous hero, Richard Hannay, who, despite claiming to be an 'ordinary fellow', is caught up in the dramatic race against a plot to devastate the British war effort.