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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 Thirty Nine Steps

Author : John Buchan
ISBN : 1905716443
Genre : Galloway (Scotland)
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.0000000000John Buchan wrote The Thirty-Nine Steps at the beginning of the First World War. In it he introduces his most famous hero, Richard Hannay, who, despite claiming to be an 'ordinary fellow', is caught up in the dramatic race against a plot to devastate the British war effort. Hannay is hunted across the Scottish moors by police and spy-ring alike, and must outwit his intelligent and pitiless enemy in the corridors of Whitehall and, finally, at the site of the mysterious thirty-nine steps. The best-known of Buchan's thrillers, The Thirty-Nine Steps has been continuously in print since first publication and has been filmed three times, most notably by Alfred Hitchcock in 1935.With an Afterword by David Stuart Davies.
Category: Galloway (Scotland)

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

The Richard Hannay Collection The 39 Steps Greenmantle Mr Standfast

Author : John Buchan
ISBN : 9782291008323
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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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: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Complete Richard Hannay 39 Steps Greenmantle Mr Steadfast Three Hostages Island Of Sheep

Author : John Buchan
ISBN : 178139203X
Genre : Fiction
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The Complete Richard Hannay includes the five John Buchan novels that feature the hero: 39 Steps, Greenmantle, Mr Steadfast, Three Hostages, Island of Sheep. Richard Hannay was one of the first modern spy thriller heroes and has shaped the genre. Hannay is strong and silent, combining the Scottish dourness with the English "stiff upper lip." He is tough and shrewd, courageous and resourceful. However, unlike later spy thrillers he has a greater breadth of emotion. He is philosophical and refuses to demonise his enemies, he falls in love, he is dependent upon his friends and he is religious. These books are exciting, with Richard Hannay being chased over moor and glen, they are page turning thrillers.
Category: Fiction

Greenmantle

Author : John Buchan
ISBN : 1523772883
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Greenmantle is the second of five novels by John Buchan featuring the character of Richard Hannay. Hannay is called in to investigate rumours of an uprising in the Muslim world, and undertakes a perilous journey through enemy territory to meet his friend Sandy in Constantinople. Once there, he and his friends must thwart the Germans' plans to use religion to help them win the war, climaxing at the battle of Erzurum. Greenmantle was a big success on initial publication in 1916. Alfred Hitchcock, who directed the 1935 film adaptation of The 39 Steps, wanted to film Greenmantle with Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman in the lead roles, but was unable to secure the adaptation rights.
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The Moon Endureth Tales And Fancies

Author : John Buchan
ISBN : 9781455401789
Genre : Fiction
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The Moon Endureth by John Buchan is a collection of tales and fancies, in prose and verse, which were originally published in Blackwood's Magazine. It includes From the Pentlands looking North and South, The Company of the Marjolaine, Avignon 1759, Lucid Interval, The Shorter Catechism (revised version), The Lemnian, Atta's song, Space, Stocks and Stones, Streams of Water in the South, The Gipsy's song to the lady Cassilis, The Grove of Ashtaroth, Wood magic, The riding of Ninemileburn, Plain Folk, The Kings of Orion, Babylon, The Green Glen, The Wise Years, Updater's note: Chapter 9 missing from etext], and The Rime of True Thomas. According to Wikipedia, "John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir (26 August 1875 – 11 February 1940) was a Scottish novelist and Unionist politician who served as Governor General of Canada. Buchan's 100 works include nearly thirty novels, seven collections of short stories and biographies of Sir Walter Scott, Caesar Augustus, and Oliver Cromwell. Buchan's most famous of his books were the spy thrillers (including) The 39 Steps (which was converted to a play as well as an Alfred Hitchcock movie starring Robert Donat as Richard Hannay, though with Buchan's story much altered.) The "last Buchan" (as Graham Greene entitled his appreciative review) was the 1941 novel Sick Heart River (American title: Mountain Meadow), in which a dying protagonist confronts in the Canadian wilderness the questions of the meaning of life. The insightful quotation "It's a great life, if you don't weaken" is famously attributed to Buchan, as is "No great cause is ever lost or won, The battle must always be renewed, And the creed must always be restated."
Category: Fiction

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

39 Steps

Author : Mark Glancy
ISBN : 9780857710000
Genre : Performing Arts
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Released in 1935, The 39 Steps is one of director Alfred Hitchcock's masterpieces. It was among the few British films of the 1930s to achieve international success, and in both Britain and the United States it established Hitchcock's reputation as 'the master of suspense'. It is particularly notable today for combining suspense with humour, and many of Hitchcock's other trademarks were established in this classic film, which inspired two re-makes, in 1959 and again in 1978. Mark Glancy examines the influences that shaped The 39 Steps, including John Buchan's novel, the work of screenwriter Charles Bennett and precedents set in Hitchcock's earlier films. He views the intriguing circumstances of the film's production, with executive producer C.M. Woolf apparently blind to the commercial potential of Hitchcock's latest project. He presents an original and close analysis of the film, its narrative technique, style and the performances of the actors. The film's reception by the critics-in Britain and abroad- are explored as is the film's critical legacy, its standing within the Hitchcock canon, and the susequent films based on The 39 Steps. This revealing, readable account of landmark film internationally will appeal to film fans, scholars and students alike. *
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Ship To Tarshish

Author : John Buchan
ISBN : 1471213552
Genre : Exiles
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From the author of the classic spy thriller, The 39 Steps First published in 1927 Ship to Tarshish describes a ruined merchant banker who, in his misery, goes out to Canada. He becomes an unsuccessful journalist and then the part-owner of a store in the unforgiving Quebec bush before reassessing his life. John Buchan is best remembered as the author of his perennially popular adventure novels
Category: Exiles