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John Buchan - The Thirty-Nine Steps (2nd Hand Paperback)

£1.70
SKU B002211
Synopsis

Complete & Unabridged. 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.

Details
  • Format : Standard, Thin 2nd Hand Paperback.
  • Condition : Acceptable (Damaged Stock - 3mm hole on front cover as a result of failed sticker removal ! - Otherwise As New)
  • Category : Fiction - Classics
  • Published : 1915 (This Ed. 2011 - Wordsworth Classics)
  • ISBN : 9781853260803
  • SKU : B002211
  • PPC : LL170gm
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.
External Reviews

"Richard Hannah . . . what a man. Richard flees cunningly from his own flat, after discovering a man, dead . . . murdered. Richard enters another world chopping and changing his identity and he suspects everyone around him. I most certainly enjoyed The Thirty-Nine Steps, so much. It held my attention through out the whole book." - Google Review.