logo
Wrong email address or username
Wrong email address or username
Incorrect verification code
The Thirty-Nine Steps - John Buchan, Kate Macdonald
The Thirty-Nine Steps
by: (author) (author)
4.00 5
John Buchan takes us back to Edwardian Britain on the eve of the First World War in the modern thriller The Thirty-Nine Steps. An inexplicable murder drives the innocent Richard Hannay, on the run from a manhunt that never seems to end, to hide in remote Scottish moorland. Disguise and deception... show more
John Buchan takes us back to Edwardian Britain on the eve of the First World War in the modern thriller The Thirty-Nine Steps. An inexplicable murder drives the innocent Richard Hannay, on the run from a manhunt that never seems to end, to hide in remote Scottish moorland. Disguise and deception are his only weapons, as he struggles to decode the clues left by the murdered man to prevent the theft of naval secrets by an unfriendly foreign power. Buchan’s narrative voice has the easy authority of a government insider, with the smooth assurance of a man in the know. The Thirty-Nine Steps was a powerful influence on the development of the detective novel, the action romance, and the spy story.
show less
Format: ebook
ISBN: 9781411428386 (1411428382)
Publisher: Barnes & Noble
Pages no: 128
Edition language: English
Bookstores:
Community Reviews
brokenbiscuits
brokenbiscuits rated it
0.0 Books of 1915 (Part Four)
“Sansho the Steward” by Mori Ogai This is a poignant short story about a brother and sister who are kidnapped and sold into slavery. There’s no way there could be a happy end for both of them. The Golden Slipper, and other problems for Violet Strange by Anna Katherine Green A fun detective nov...
Bloodorange
Bloodorange rated it
3.0 The Thirty-Nine Steps
3.5 stars. A short, old-fashioned spy thriller with a touch of humour, which reminded me of a video game or role playing game; the protagonist is very resourceful, the ending scene merits four stars, descriptions of characters and nature are really pleasing. I might actually want to see one of the ...
CarlAlves
CarlAlves rated it
4.0 The Thirty-Nine Steps. Greenmantle (The World's Best Reading)
The Thirty-Nine Steps was written and is set in World War 1 era Europe, where conspiracies of worldwide war are at work. The story’s main character, Richard Hannay is leading a typical middle class life when he gets thrust in the middle of it all as a stranger shows up telling him of this conspiracy...
nente
nente rated it
2.0 The Thirty-Nine Steps
It's all true about melodrama and an impossible number of improbable coincidences. But there's one redeeming feature: this book is quite well-written as regards language, unlike most of the ordinary light reading.
AmySea
AmySea rated it
3.0 The Thirty-Nine Steps / by John Buchnan
I enjoyed this action-adventure light story. It wasn't thrilling by today's thriller standards, but I had fun with it. I enjoyed the Scotland setting, too.
Other editions (194)
Books by John Buchan
Books by Kate Macdonald
On shelves
Share this Book
Need help?