The Thirty-Nine Steps [NOOK Book]

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Richard Hannay, the protagonist and narrator, an expatriate Scot, returns from a long stay in southern Africa to his new home, a flat in London. One night he is buttonholed by a stranger, a well-travelled American, who claims to be in fear for his life. The man appears to know of an anarchist plot to destabilise Europe, beginning with a plan to assassinate the Greek Premier, Karolides, during his forthcoming visit to London. He reveals his name to be Franklin P. Scudder and remarks that he is dead, which holds ...
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Overview

Richard Hannay, the protagonist and narrator, an expatriate Scot, returns from a long stay in southern Africa to his new home, a flat in London. One night he is buttonholed by a stranger, a well-travelled American, who claims to be in fear for his life. The man appears to know of an anarchist plot to destabilise Europe, beginning with a plan to assassinate the Greek Premier, Karolides, during his forthcoming visit to London. He reveals his name to be Franklin P. Scudder and remarks that he is dead, which holds Hannay's attention. Scudder explains that he has faked his own death in order to avert suspicion. Hannay lets Scudder hide in his flat, and sure enough the next day another man is discovered having apparently committed suicide in the same building. Four days later Hannay returns home to find Scudder dead with a knife through his heart.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015696547
  • Publisher: Smashbooks
  • Publication date: 12/26/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 159,450
  • File size: 310 KB

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  • Posted October 17, 2010

    A pleasant surprise!

    There's always a risk stepping out of ones interests and I downloaded this book from a mail-order flyer in the mail.

    Turns out it was a good move. This book is part espionage and all intrigue that takes place in the months leading toward World War I in Great Britain.

    The main character is an uninspired resident of London who wishes he knew his grander purpose to provide spark and excitement in his life. Turns out he gets that in spades when he meets up with another person in his apartment and sets off on a whirlwind adventure.

    The plot itself isn't complex but absolutely interesting as the character zips around the countryside sorting out what to do.

    I found many of the author's lines to be very funny and intelligent.

    This was a Google download so brace yourself for random characters sprinkled with love throughout this otherwise very short book. ENJOY!

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