The Thirty-Nine Steps (John Buchan) (Literary Thoughts Edition)
The Thirty-Nine Steps
by John Buchan
"The Thirty-Nine Steps" is a novel by Scottish novelist, historian, biographer John Buchan (1875 – 1940). It is set during May and June 1914, when Richard Hannay, the protagonist and narrator and an expatriate Scot, returns to his new home, a flat in London, after a long stay in Rhodesia 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.
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