The Thirty-Nine Steps

Description

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.

Details

Author(s)
John Buchan, Dr. Keith Carabine, Prof. Cedric Watts
Format
Paperback | 128 pages
Dimensions
129 x 198 x 6mm | 86g
Publication date
01 Jan 1998
Publisher
Wordsworth Editions Ltd
Publication City/Country
Herts, United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition
New edition
Edition Statement
New edition
ISBN10
1853260800
ISBN13
9781853260803
Bestsellers rank
30,508