The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan

Set on the eve of World War I, the novel follows an ordinary man who becomes entangled in a dangerous plot after a mysterious stranger shows up at his apartment, claiming to be a spy. When the stranger is murdered, the protagonist is falsely accused and becomes a fugitive, fleeing to the Scottish highlands. He must unravel a conspiracy of international espionage and prevent a political assassination to clear his name.

The 471st greatest book of all time


Published
1915
Nationality
British
Type
Fiction
Pages
100-200
Words
60,988
Original Language
English

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