The Thirty-Nine Steps [Large Print Edition]: The Complete & Unabridged Original Classic

The Thirty-Nine Steps [Large Print Edition]: The Complete & Unabridged Original Classic

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If you know The Thirty-Nine Steps from the movie version, you don't know the real story...

Published in 1915, The Thirty-Nine Steps is a classic espionage thriller, complete with secret codes, ruthless foreign agents, unexpected coincidences and chance encounters, in which "ordinary guy" Richard Hannay finds himself embroiled in an effort to thwart a network of German spies on the eve of WWI. The first in a series of novels featuring Hannay, who would soon be pitted against the Turks during World War I in "Greenmantle" (1916) and gangsters in subsequent tales, Alfred Hitchcock directed a well-known film adaptation in 1935, but was forced by Britain's political stance at the time to scrub all references to Germany, substantially altering the original story.

This premium quality large print edition includes the complete, unabridged text of John Buchan's classic tale in a freshly edited and newly typeset edition. With a large 6" x 9" page size, this Summit Classic Press large print edition is printed on heavyweight 60# bright white paper with a fully laminated cover featuring an original full color design.

John Buchan was born in Perth, Scotland in 1875, the eldest son of a minister. A diplomat, barrister, journalist, historian, poet and novelist, Buchan had over 100 books published, including nearly 30 novels, and his biographies and histories are regarded as classics of scholarship. In his lifetime Buchan would be a war correspondent, Army Intelligence officer, Director of the Foreign Office's wartime propaganda department, member of parliament, High Commissioner to the Church of Scotland, and Chancellor of Edinburgh University. Knighted in 1932, he was made a peer and became Governor-General of Canada in 1935, where he served until his death in 1940.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781499288414
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 06/02/2014
Edition description: Large Print
Pages: 212
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.45(d)

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