The Thirty-Nine Steps
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Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan
Book DescriptionA gripping tale of adventure that has enthralled readers since it was first published, John Buchan's The Thirty-Nine Steps is edited with an introduction and notes by Sir John Keegan in Penguin Classics. Adventurer Richard Hannay has just returned from South Africa and is thoroughly bored with his London life - until a spy is murdered in his flat, just days after having warned Hannay of an assassination plot that could plunge Britain into a war with Germany. An obvious suspect for the police and an easy target for the killers, Hannay picks up the trail left by the assassins, fleeing to Scotland, where he must use all his wits to stay one step ahead of the game - and warn the government before it is too late. One of the most popular adventure stories ever written, The Thirty-Nine Steps established John Buchan as the original thriller writer and inspired many other novelists and filmmakers including Alfred Hitchcock. In his introduction to this edition, historian Sir John Keegan compares Buchan's life - his experiences in South Africa, his love of Scotland and his moral integrity - with his fictional hero. This edition also includes notes, a chronology and further reading. John Buchan (1875-1940) was born in Perth, and first began writing at Oxford University, producing two volumes of essays, four novels and two collections of stories and poems before the age of twenty-five. During the First World War he worked both as a journalist and at Britain's War Propaganda Bureau, eventually becoming Director of Information. He published his most popular novel, The Thirty-Nine Steps, in 1915 - and it has never since been out of print. If you enjoyed The Thirty-Nine Steps, you might like G.K. Chesterton's The Man Who Was Thursday, also available in Penguin Classics. 'Richard Hannay is ...a modern knight-errant' Observer 'Once you've started, you can't put the book down' Stella Rimington
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780141441177
(198mm x 129mm x 8mm)
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 24-Jun-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author John Buchan
39 Steps, Hardback (March 2016)
A thrilling tale of murder, deceit and spies amidst the brink of war!
Greenmantle, Paperback (May 2015)
The intrepid hero of The Thirty-Nine Steps returns in this gripping tale of WWI espionage. The action unfolds across enemy lines, climaxing in Constantinople, where German agents attempt to launch a jihad.
Great Writers on the Great War: Buchan's War, Paperback (October 2014)» View all books by John Buchan
A striking narrative of the First World War by one of the greatest writers in the English language. 'The German strategy was that of a woodcutter who strikes first on one side of the trunk and then the other. But his method is useless unless each stroke of the axe cuts out a substantial wedge, and this the German blows had failed to achieve.'
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Author Biography - John Buchan
John Buchan (1875-1940) was born in Perth, Scotland and educated at Oxford where he published five books and won several awards, including one for poetry. He went on to be a barrister, a member of parliament, a soldier, a publisher, a historical biographer, and - in 1935 - he became the Govenor-General of Canada. Today he is best remembered as the author of his perennially popular adventure novels. Sir John Keegan is a world-renowned historian of the First World War. His books include The First World War (Pimlico), A History of Warfare (Pimlico), and a biography of Winston Churchill (Weidenfeld & Nicholson, November 2003).
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