The Thirty-nine Steps audiobook

The Thirty-nine Steps audiobook
by John Buchan (1875-1940)

Richard Hannay’s boredom is soon relieved when the resourceful engineer is caught up in a web of secret codes, spies, and murder on the eve of WWI. This exciting action-adventure story was the inspiration for Alfred Hitchcock’s 1939 classic film of the same name. John Buchan (1875-1940) was Governor General of Canada and a popular novelist. Although condemned by some for anti-Semitic dialog in The Thirty-Nine Steps, his character’s sentiments do not represent the view of the author who was identified in Hitler’s Sonderfahndungsliste (special search list) as a “Jewish sympathiser.” (Summary by Adrian Praetzellis)


The Thirty-Nine Steps
1st edition
Author(s) John Buchan
Country Great Britain
Language English
Series Richard Hannay
Genre(s) Thriller, Novel
Publisher William Blackwood & Sons
Publication date 1915
Media type Print (Hardback &Paperback)
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