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The 39 Steps

Author : John Buchan
ISBN : 9781843176763
Genre : Fiction
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One of the most exciting 'chase thrillers' ever published, and a huge influence not only on spy fiction, but on Hollywood as well, The 39 Steps is a book which has captured the imagination of audiences for decades. It was written by acclaimed Scottish author John Buchan, who inspired the writing of other great British novelists, including Graham Greene, Ian Fleming and John le Carré. The 39 Steps remains his most famous work. It is the first of five novels featuring Richard Hannay, an all-action hero with a steely determination and an extraordinary knack for getting himself out of sticky situations. The novel charts the electrifying story of an ordinary man caught up in a sinister international plot.
Category: Fiction

The 39 Steps

Author : Patrick Barlow
ISBN : 9780573697142
Genre : Drama
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Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! This 2-time Tony® and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters (played by a ridiculously talented cast of 4), an on-stage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers and some good old-fashioned romance!
Category: Drama

The 39 Steps

Author : Russell Punter
ISBN : 1409522296
Genre : Adventure stories
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A new title in Young Reading, Series Three, based on the classic novel by John Buchan. Aimed at children whose reading ability and confidence allows them to tackle longer and more complex stories. Age 7+ Richard Hannay is in a race against time. Can he crack the code that could prevent an invasion? Or will the ruthless agents of the sinister Black Stone get to him first? Is anywhere safe? Whom can he trust? And just what is the secret of the 39 steps? Age 7+
Category: Adventure stories

The Thirty Nine Steps

Author : John Buchan
ISBN : 0192839314
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The original and best adventure story ever told, with spies, thrilling chase scenes and explosions.With an Introduction by Stella Rimington. May 1914. Britain is on the eve of war with Germany. Richard Hannay is living a quiet life in London, but after a chance encounter with a mysterious stranger he stumbles into a hair-raising adventure -- a desperate hunt across the country and against the clock, pursued by the police and a cunning, ruthless enemy. Hannay's life and the security of Britain are in grave peril, and everything rests on the solution to a baffling enigma: what are the thirty-nine steps?
Category: Literary Criticism

The Richard Hannay Collection The 39 Steps Greenmantle Mr Standfast

Author : John Buchan
ISBN : 9782291043942
Genre : Fiction
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Major General Sir Richard Hannay is the fictional secret agent created by writer and diplomat John Buchan, who was himself an Intelligence officer during the First World War. The strong and silent type, combining the dour temperament of the Scot with the stiff upper lip of the Englishman, Hannay is pre-eminent among early spy-thriller heroes. Caught up in the first of these five gripping adventures just before the outbreak of war in 1914, he manages to thwart the enemy's evil plan and solve the mystery of the 'thirty-nine steps'. In Greenmantle, he undertakes a vital mission to prevent jihad in the Islamic Near East. Mr Standfast, set in the decisive months of 1917-18, is the novel in which Hannay, after a life lived 'wholly among men', finally falls in love; later, in The Three Hostages, he finds himself unravelling a kidnapping mystery with his wife's help. In the last adventure, The Island of Sheep, he is called upon to honour an old oath. A shrewd judge of men, he never dehumanises his enemy, and despite sharing some of the racial prejudices of his day, Richard Hannay is a worthy prototype hero of espionage fiction.
Category: Fiction

The Thirty Nine Steps

Author : John Buchan
ISBN : 184837609X
Genre : Fiction
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This text contains John Buchan's 'The Thirty-Nine Steps' together with 'The Power-House'. It contains a concise introduction to guide the reader's thoughts and launch them into the text.
Category: Fiction

Reassessing John Buchan

Author : Kate Macdonald
ISBN : 9781317303398
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A collection of edited essays on the novelist John Buchan (1875-1940), author of, among many other works, "The Thirty-Nine Steps" (1915), "Witch Wood" (1927) and "Sick Heart River" (1940). It considers Buchan's writing and reputation from the perspective of the twenty-first century and examines Buchan's major fiction and non-fictional writing.
Category: Literary Criticism

The 39 Steps

Author : Mark Glancy
ISBN : 186064614X
Genre : History
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The 39 Steps established Alfred Hitchcock's name as the master of suspense. This book looks at the story of its production, examines its influences, and analyses the film, its critical legacy and the subsequent films also based on Buchan's novel.
Category: History

Os 39 Degraus The Thirty Nine Steps

Author : John Buchan
ISBN : 9788580700534
Genre : Fiction
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No centenário de sua publicação, a Editora Landmark lança um dos mais eletrizantes thrillers de ação e espionagem do século XX. Richard Hannay, engenheiro de minas sul-africano e herói da guerra, vê-se involuntariamente envolvido numa complicada história em que os incidentes desafiam as probabilidades e se desenrolam ao longo dos limites do possível. A história se passa em Londres e acompanha as desventuras de Richard Hannay tenta espantar o tédio levando uma vida de playboy, até conhecer um vizinho misterioso com uma informação bombástica: haverá um assassinato político na cidade capaz de jogar toda a Europa em um conflito sem precedentes. Essa informação muda o rumo da vida do personagem principal e quando um homem aparece morto em sua sala de visitas, Hannay se engaja no combate às forças hostis, na verdade uma organização alemã terrorista, mergulhando-o em uma aventura repleta de pistas falsas, vilões traiçoeiros e reviravoltas. O febril thriller, publicado em 1915, trocou o estilo descritivo e cerebral das histórias de Sherlock Holmes pela narrativa enxuta e ágil que iria influenciar as tramas de suspense do cinema e os livros protagonizados pelo mais famoso agente secreto, James Bond. O romance é tão ágil e cheio de reviravoltas que foi adaptado pelo mestre do suspense Alfred Hitchcock em 1935, sendo considerado como um dos melhores filmes de ação de seu período inglês e um dos quatro melhores filmes do século XX pelo British Film Institute. Os elementos existentes na obra de John Buchan seriam largamente explorados por Hitchcock como as reviravoltas na trama e a necessidade de um homem inocente tendo que fugir para preservar sua vida, elementos também vistos em vários outros de seus filmes, como Intriga Internacional.
Category: Fiction

Beyond The Thirty Nine Steps

Author : Ursula Buchan
ISBN : 9781408870839
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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John Buchan's name is known across the world for The Thirty-Nine Steps. In the past one hundred years the classic thriller has never been out of print and has inspired numerous adaptations for film, television, radio and stage, beginning with the celebrated version by Alfred Hitchcock. Yet there was vastly more to 'JB'. He wrote more than a hundred books – fiction and non-fiction – and a thousand articles for newspapers and magazines. He was a scholar, antiquarian, barrister, colonial administrator, journal editor, literary critic, publisher, war correspondent, director of wartime propaganda, member of parliament and imperial proconsul – given a state funeral when he died, a deeply admired and loved Governor-General of Canada. His teenage years in Glasgow's Gorbals, where his father was the Free Church minister, contributed to his ease with shepherds and ambassadors, fur-trappers and prime ministers. His improbable marriage to a member of the aristocratic Grosvenor family means that this account of his life contains, at its heart, an enduring love story. Ursula Buchan, his granddaughter, has drawn on recently discovered family documents to write this comprehensive and illuminating biography. With perception, style, wit and a penetratingly clear eye, she brings vividly to life this remarkable man and his times.
Category: Biography & Autobiography