The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan
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 vel also provides insights into the inter-action of patriotism, fear and prejudice.
Paperback | 128 pages
129 x 198 x 6mm | 86g
01 Jan 1996
Wordsworth Editions Ltd
Herts, United Kingdom
A secondhand book that has been read but is in good condition. Very minimal damage to the cover including minimal scuff marks and creasing, but no holes or tears. The front cover also still has a price sticker on it. All pages are undamaged, with very minimal creasing but no tearing. No pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text, no writing in margins. No missing pages.