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    The Thirty-Nine Steps (Wordsworth Classics) (Paperback) By (author) John Buchan, Introduction by Prof. Cedric Watts, Series edited by Dr. Keith Carabine

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    DescriptionRichard 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.


 

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    Title
    The Thirty-Nine Steps
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Buchan, Introduction by Prof. Cedric Watts, Series edited by Dr. Keith Carabine
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 112
    Width: 122 mm
    Height: 192 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 59 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781853260803
    ISBN 10: 1853260800
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: FJ
    BIC E4L: THR
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T Book Type: FI
    BIC subject category V2: FH
    DC22: FIC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    B&T General Subject: 500
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 62
    DC23: 823.912
    Thema V1.0: FJ, FBA, FH
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Publisher
    Wordsworth Editions Ltd
    Imprint name
    Wordsworth Editions Ltd
    Publication date
    01 January 1998
    Publication City/Country
    Herts
    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.