Thirty-Nine Steps

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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.

ISBN: 9781853260803 Author: Buchan, John Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Publication Date: 7th December 1993 Imprint: Wordsworth Editions Cover: Paperback Dewey: 823.912 (edition:20) Pages: 98 Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subject:

With a new Introduction by Cedric Watts, Research Professor of English, University of Sussex.

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.

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