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.
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
Number of pages: 128
Weight: 86 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 6 mm
Edition: New edition
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“Would you like some action with your tea sir?”
Went for a quick caper and it was indeed very quick. The ending seemed to have been wrapped up in less than 2 pages. All in all it was a very stiff upper lip affair where even the baddies are polite.
“Feeling of watching a movie”
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Great writing, kept me in suspense throughout. This book is the trend setter for many spy novels that followed, highly recommended.
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