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The Thirty-Nine Steps (Oxford World's Classics)

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Publisher Comments:

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.

Synopsis:

In this critical edition, 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.

Synopsis:

John Buchan wrote The Thirty-Nine Steps while he was seriously ill at the beginning of the First World War. In it he introduces his most famous hero, Richard Hannay, who, despite claiming to be an 'ordinary fellow', is caught up in the dramatic race against a plot to devastate the British war effort. Hannay is hunted across the Scottish moors by police and spy-ring alike, and must outwit his intelligent and pitiless enemy in the corridors of Whitehall and, finally, at the site of the mysterious thirty-nine steps. The best-known of Buchan's thrillers, The Thirty-Nine Steps has been continuously in print since first publication and has been filmed three times. In this, the only critical edition, 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 spymaster and propaganda chief.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [xxiv]-xxvi).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780192839312
Editor:
Harvie, Christopher T.
Author:
Harvie, Christopher
Editor:
Harvie, Christopher T.
Author:
null, John
Author:
Buchan, John
Author:
Null, Christopher
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Location:
Oxford England
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Espionage/Intrigue
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Espionage
Subject:
War & Military
Subject:
Literature/English | British Literature | 20th C
Subject:
Intelligence service
Subject:
Spy stories
Subject:
Intelligence service -- Great Britain.
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Oxford World's Classics Paperback
Publication Date:
19991111
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
illus.
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
7.72x5.13x.31 in. .25 lbs.

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Product details 160 pages Oxford University Press - English 9780192839312 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In this critical edition, 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.
"Synopsis" by , John Buchan wrote The Thirty-Nine Steps while he was seriously ill at the beginning of the First World War. In it he introduces his most famous hero, Richard Hannay, who, despite claiming to be an 'ordinary fellow', is caught up in the dramatic race against a plot to devastate the British war effort. Hannay is hunted across the Scottish moors by police and spy-ring alike, and must outwit his intelligent and pitiless enemy in the corridors of Whitehall and, finally, at the site of the mysterious thirty-nine steps. The best-known of Buchan's thrillers, The Thirty-Nine Steps has been continuously in print since first publication and has been filmed three times. In this, the only critical edition, 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 spymaster and propaganda chief.
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