The Thirty-nine Steps

Paperback | January 31, 2011

byJohn Buchan

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The original and best adventure story ever told, with spies, thrilling chase scenes and explosions.
With an Introduction by Stella Rimington.

May 1914. Britain is on the eve of war with Germany. Richard Hannay is living a quiet life in London, but after a chance encounter with a mysterious stranger he stumbles into a hair-raising adventure -- a desperate hunt across the country and against the clock, pursued by the police and a cunning, ruthless enemy. Hannay's life and the security of Britain are in grave peril, and everything rests on the solution to a baffling enigma: what are the thirty-nine steps?

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The original and best adventure story ever told, with spies, thrilling chase scenes and explosions.With an Introduction by Stella Rimington.May 1914. Britain is on the eve of war with Germany. Richard Hannay is living a quiet life in London, but after a chance encounter with a mysterious stranger he stumbles into a hair-raising adventu...

JOHN BUCHAN was born in Perth in 1875, the son of a Scottish Presbyterian minister, and educated at Glasgow. He gained a first at Oxford University, where he began writing, producing two volumes of essays, four novels and two collections of stories and poems before the age of twenty-five. He worked briefly as a lawyer, then served as a...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 7.77 × 5.08 × 0.73 inPublished:January 31, 2011Publisher:Random House UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0099528398

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"Richard Hannay is, like his American brother Philip Marlowe, a modern knight errant. Charging through a hypocritical world, he is a seeker after truth with a boundless love of nature, a liking for simple pleasures and a hatred of pettiness and snobberies... Buchan's novels are eerily resonant with today's troubles...Hannay is a hero of all times."--Observer"Buchan makes superb use of wild landscapes in this economical and gripping story."--The Times