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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 128 pages
- Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
- Publication Date: 05/12/1993
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781853260803