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The Thirty-Nine Steps Adventurer Richard Hannay, Just Returned From South Africa, Is Thoroughly Bored With London Life Until He Is Accosted By A Mysterious American, Who Warns Him Of An Assassination Plot That Could Completely Destabalise The Fragile Political Balance Of Europe Initially Sceptical, Hannay Nonetheless Harbours The Man But One Dayreturns Home To Find Him Murdered An Obvious Suspect, Hannay Flees To His Native Scotland, Pursued By Both The Police And A Cunning, Ruthless Enemy His Life And The Security Of Britan Are In Grave Peril, And Everything Rests On The Solution To A Baffling Enigma What Are The Thirty Nine Steps


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10 thoughts on “The Thirty-Nine Steps

  1. says:

    I know what it is to feel lonely and helpless and to have the whole world against me, and those are things that no men or women ought to feel Richard Hanney in The 39 Steps In the edition that I read Toby Buchan, grandson of John Buchan, wrote an introduction that was almost an apology About half way through the book I understood the need for an apology The book pales in comparison to the movie The writing is jaunty and for a while sustains th


  2. says:

    Scotsman John Buchan s fabulous The Thirty Nine Steps is rightly considered a seminal classic in the Adventure Spy genre and it is for good reason it was on The Guardian s Best 100 English Novels list at 42.This exciting tale of espionage defined the man on the run tale in breathless fashion, and was the first of the author s Richard Hannay tales What remains remarkable is the contemporary prose Though it takes place before the first World War, offeri


  3. says:

    I am currently working my way through the list of 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die and decided to read Buchan s short mystery spy novel because it seemed like a quick and easy option to take me a step closer to maybe one day completing the list I never imagined it would be such a painfully boring slog Some books made the big list because they are actually good, some because they are or were scandalous, some because they are so far away from pretty much


  4. says:

    Run of the mill outmoded thriller With conventions that pile on on like wretched clich s, The 39 Steps is somewhat thrilling, somewhat entertaining A sure predecessor to The Fugitive, it has our main man running from the law while hiding and acting the parts of the British lower classes The theme being that camouflage is the best defense, while you re out on the offense.There s reverse psychology, the usurping of identities, and the amateur loss of evidence here, a m


  5. says:

    I LIKE THE CUT OF YOUR JIBIn this mercifully short ur thriller our hero is the kind of guy who has an inbuilt trustometer which is activated by looking He looks at another man and instantly can tell if he s the decent, upstanding, plucky sort or the low, conniving, blackguard sort He was very young, but he was the man for my money. P30 I saw by this man s eyes that he was the kind you can trust p43Other men also have this impressive power of instant worthiness


  6. says:

    Read as part of The Infinite Variety Reading Challenge, based on the BBC s Big Read Poll of 2003.A fairly conceited man gets embroiled in a rather far fetched murder cum political conspiracy that can only be described as Man Walks Through A Lot Of Heather Mercifully short, this book could have been even shorter if we didn t have to follow Mr Hannay the length and breadth of Scotland, only to hear about his aching feet.Fairly regular stuff, adventurous without too much danger to quic


  7. says:

    How can a classic be so bad Melodramatic, as expected, but Buchan piles improbability upon improbability insulting your intelligence until by the end you just want to slap him This is an important book in that it sprung many imitators, and some claim it is the start of the spy genre It has been filmed three times, adapted for radio and television, inspired the chase film genre, and certainly it gave Alfred Hitchcock his basic subject Buchan was a political man, and he uses the book for a li


  8. says:

    When it was first published, this novel must have been fascinating reading At the time the UK was at war with Germany and there were no doubt German spies in the country The book was initially serialised in a magazine and many chapters end on the proverbial cliff hanger As a result the story is fast paced and full of action.In a dedication before the book John Buchan describes the book as a dime novel or shocker where the incidents defy the probabilities and march just inside the borders of the pos


  9. says:

    I hadn t heard of this book until recently, when it made a surprise appearance on The Guardian s Best 100 English Novels list It s an early spy novel, written in 1915 and set just before WWI, and a smashing and brisk read It was written by a John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir, and I did not make that up Baron Tweedsmuir Baron Tweedsmuir, at your service sirrahIt cites Kipling and Conrad as influences, appropriately, and there s some mention of Holmes as well, but its primary influence is clearly Robe


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