The 39 Steps


John Buchan's The Thirty-Nine Steps is arguably one of the best mystery and spy novels ever written. The story of Richard Hannay and his adversaries, and how his life was transformed by accident into a new generation of spies, continues to enchant as well as excite. It provides a special insight into an England at the start of World War I.

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Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1919