The Thirty-Nine Steps

c1927, a good copy of Buchan's classic thriller


John Buchan


Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1927
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Printing Details

Undated, c1927. Reprint, hardback, blue cloth boards with printed titling to spine and upper board. 19 × 12.5cm, 254pp.

Recently returned from South Africa, adventurer Richard Hannay is bored with life, but after a chance encounter with an American who informs him of an assassination plot and is then promptly murdered in Hannay's London flat, he becomes the obvious suspect and is forced to go on the run. He heads north to his native Scotland, fleeing the police and his enemies. Hannay must keep his wits about him if he is to warn the government before all is too late.


A good copy, some darkening to the cloth and light foxing to the prelims and page edges but otherwise a good, solid reading copy.



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