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The Thirty-Nine Steps [NOOK Book]

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The Thirty-Nine Steps is an adventure novel by the Scottish author John Buchan. It first appeared as a serial in Blackwood's Magazine in August and September 1915 before being published in book form in October that year by William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh. It is the first of five novels featuring Richard Hannay, an all-action hero with a stiff upper lip and a miraculous knack for getting himself out of sticky situations.
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Overview

The Thirty-Nine Steps is an adventure novel by the Scottish author John Buchan. It first appeared as a serial in Blackwood's Magazine in August and September 1915 before being published in book form in October that year by William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh. It is the first of five novels featuring Richard Hannay, an all-action hero with a stiff upper lip and a miraculous knack for getting himself out of sticky situations.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016664033
  • Publisher: Cricket House Books, LLC
  • Publication date: 4/15/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 3 MB

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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!

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2014

    This is SOME book

    I was amazed at the quick pace and wonderful storyline. They say this was the foundation for most spy thrillers. I can belive it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 24, 2014

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    Highly Recommended Classic Thriller

    Superb spy thriller, filmed several times - once by Alfred Hitchcock - The Thirty-Nine Steps is worth reading even if you have seen one of the films as it surpasses its genre and stands on its own as a novel. Having read this book by John Buchan, my best bet is that you will go on to read more of his work..

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2014

    How can I tell anything about the book, when I could NOT get it

    How can I tell anything about the book, when I could NOT get it as a free book for Friday?

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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