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9781853260803 / 1853260800

Thirty-Nine Steps (Wordsworth Classics) (Wordsworth Collection)

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Publisher:Wordsworth Editions Ltd

Edition:Softcover

Language:English

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This Wordsworth Edition includes an exclusive 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.

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