Free Shipping on Orders of $40 or More
The 39 Steps

The 39 Steps

by John Buchan
The 39 Steps

The 39 Steps

by John Buchan


Choose Expedited Shipping at checkout for delivery by Thursday, April 6


Europe is close to war and spies are everywhere. Richard Hannay the protagonist and narrator, an expatriate Scot, returns to his new home, a flat in London, after a long stay in Rhodesia, in order to begin a new life. 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.

Related collections and offers

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781522856078
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 12/21/2015
Pages: 132
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

John Buchan (1875–1940) led an interesting and varied life as a statesman, barrister, journalist, intelligence officer, Member of Parliament, historian, biographer, poet, and novelist. His work was a considerable influence on other novelists, including Graham Greene, Ian Fleming, and John le Carré. He published his most popular novel, The Thirty-Nine Steps, in 1915, and it has never since been out of print. Stella Rimington is the author of At Risk and the former director general of MI5.

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

"Richard Hannay is, like his American brother Philip Marlowe, a modern knight errant. Charging through a hypocritical world, he is a seeker after truth with a boundless love of nature, a liking for simple pleasures and a hatred of pettiness and snobberies... Buchan's novels are eerily resonant with today's troubles...Hannay is a hero of all times."

"Buchan makes superb use of wild landscapes in this economical and gripping story."
The Times

Customer Reviews

Explore More Items