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In The Thirty-Nine Steps (1915), the best-known of his thrillers (made into a popular movie by Alfred Hitchcock), John Buchan introduces his most enduring hero, Richard Hannay, who, despite claiming to be an "ordinary fellow," is caught up in the dramatic and dangerous race against a plot to devastate the British war effort. In this, the only critical edition available, Christopher Harvie's introduction interweaves the writing of the tale with the equally fascinating story of how John Buchan, publisher and lawyer, came in from the cold and, via The Thirty-Nine Steps, ended the war as spy-master and propaganda chief.
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full_title thirty nine steps
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auth_author2 Ardizzone, Edward, 1900-1979., Baker, Tom, 1934-, Crossley, Steven., John, Roland., Robb, David, 1947-, Thorn, David.
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display_description John Buchan's The Thirty-Nine Steps is an adventure novel featuring the recurrent protagonist Richard Hannay. The story is set right before the outbreak of the Second World War in London. It starts when Hannay is visited one day by his neighbor who begs to stay with him in his apartment. The mysterious neighbor, named Scudder, later reveals that he is an American spy with information about a very dangerous German plot to assassinate the Greek premier and spread disorder throughout Europe. For this reason, Scudder is now chased by his enemies. When Hannay later finds Scudder dead in the apartment with a knife through his heart, he understands that his own life is now at stake and decides to run away. He ultimately succeeds in reaching Scotland where he soon realizes that he is followed by both the German spies and the country's police. When Hannay becomes determined to carry on Scudder's mission and save his country and the whole continent from the German plot, he has to escape from numerous snares set by his mysterious enemies. The title of the novel is itself a mystery mentioned by the spies and which Hannay and his companions have to solve. They discover by the end that it refers to a place in Kent with thirty-nine steps from which the spies intend to flee England.
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series BBC audio classics, Penguin readers, Level 3, Start classics, Xist classics
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subject_facet Adventure fiction, Audiobooks, Classics, Electronic books, English language -- Textbooks for foreign speakers, Fiction, Galloway (Scotland) -- Fiction, Great Britain -- Drama, Great Britain -- Fiction, Hannay, Richard (Fictitious character) -- Drama, Hannay, Richard (Fictitious character) -- Fiction, High interest-low vocabulary books, Historical, Intelligence service -- Drama, Intelligence service -- Fiction, Intelligence service -- Great -- Fiction, Intelligence service -- Great Britain -- Fiction, Readers for new literates, Spy stories, World War, 1914-1918 -- Drama, World War, 1914-1918 -- Fiction
title_display The thirty-nine steps
title_full The thirty nine steps [electronic resource] / John Buchan, The thirty-nine steps / John Buchan with line drawings in the text by Edward Ardizzone, The thirty-nine steps [electronic resource] / John Buchan, The thirty-nine steps [electronic resource] / ny John Buchan, The thirty-nine steps [electronic resource] Buchan, John, 1875-1940., The thirty-nine steps [electronic resource] Buchan, John., Thirty nine steps [electronic resource] / John Buchan, Thirty-Nine Steps [electronic resource] Buchan, John., Thirty-nine steps [electronic resource] / John Buchan
title_short The thirty-nine steps
topic_facet Audiobooks, Classics, Electronic books, English language, Fiction, Hannay, Richard (Fictitious character), High interest-low vocabulary books, Historical, Intelligence service, Readers for new literates, World War, 1914-1918