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Thirty-nine Steps : Wordsworth Classics - BUCHAN JOHN

Thirty-nine Steps

Wordsworth Classics

Paperback Published: 5th December 1993
ISBN: 9781853260803
Number Of Pages: 128

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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. AUTHOR: John Buchan (1875-1940) was a Scottish writer of both fiction and non-fiction work. His most enduring work is 'The Thirty-Nine Steps', a ripping yarn featuring Richard Hannay, who went on to appear in a further four novels.

ISBN: 9781853260803
ISBN-10: 1853260800
Series: Wordsworth Classics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 5th December 1993
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.7  x 0.69
Weight (kg): 0.06
Edition Type: New edition

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