The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan

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.

The 547th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 44th on The 100 Greatest Novels of All Time: The List (The Observer)
  2. - 100 Best Novels Written in English (The Guardian)
  3. - The Best Classics (The Times)
  4. - 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (The Book)

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