The Thirty-Nine Steps The Thirty-Nine Steps
Apple Books Classics

The Thirty-Nine Steps

    • 4.1 • 368 Ratings

Publisher Description

An Apple Books Classic edition.

John Buchan’s novel is credited with kicking off the “man on the run” genre of thriller. Since its publication in 1915, it’s inspired a multitude of adaptations, including a movie directed by Alfred Hitchcock. The story follows Scottish expat Richard Hannay, who has just returned to London from South Africa and is quickly thrust into a shadowy, dangerous world of political intrigue.

The suspense kicks off when Hannay agrees to shelter an American stranger who tells him about a powerful underground society called the Black Stone that aims to start an armed conflict. When Hannay finds the stranger murdered in his apartment, he borrows a milkman’s uniform and successfully flees the building, embarking on a heart-pounding journey throughout England and Scotland. With the Black Stone and the London police both hunting him, Hannay races against time to decode the dead man’s notebook, which may hold the key to proving his innocence—and preventing Europe from descending into all-out war. The Thirty-Nine Steps is a page-turning masterpiece.

GENRE
Mysteries & Thrillers
RELEASED
1914
December 31
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
167
Pages
PUBLISHER
Public Domain
SELLER
Public Domain
SIZE
386.5
KB

Customer Reviews

Ashuankit ,

Awesome!!!

One of the best run and chase novels i have read!!!

bbb1972 ,

Great!!!

Great. Please let me buy another book from this author rather than locking me into your ridiculous loop of only these options!!!! Please. I want to give you my money. Don’t turn into Microsoft!!!

Orca688 ,

A Masterfully Told Spy Story

The reader, just like the main character, is kept in intrigue and suspense.

Precursor to and Better than Hitchcock’s North by Northwest - you’ll keep re-reading earlier parts of this gem until, well into the epic final chapter - it all comes together

A total romp though the colloquialisms of early 20th century Britain and Scotland

Enjoy!!!

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