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The Thirty-Nine Steps, Paperback / softback Book


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.



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