The Thirty-Nine Steps (The World's Classics)

The Thirty-Nine Steps (The World's Classics) by John Buchan

ISBN10: 0192829912
ISBN13: 978-0192829917
Author: John Buchan
Title: The Thirty-Nine Steps (The World's Classics)
Publisher: Oxford University Press (January 6, 1994)
Language: English
Size ePub: 1856 kb
Size PDF: 1723 kb
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Subcategory: History & Criticism

The Thirty-Nine Steps (The World's Classics) by John Buchan



In The Thirty-Nine Steps (1915), the best-known of his thrillers (made into a popular movie by Alfred Hitchcock), John Buchan introduces his most enduring hero, Richard Hannay, who, despite claiming to be an "ordinary fellow," is caught up in the dramatic and dangerous race against a plot to devastate the British war effort.
In this, the only critical edition available, Christopher Harvie's introduction interweaves the writing of the tale with the equally fascinating story of how John Buchan, publisher and lawyer, came in from the cold and, via The Thirty-Nine Steps, ended the war as spy-master and propaganda chief.

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