The Thirty-nine Steps: With 11 Illustrations and a Free Audio Link.
By John Buchan
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.
It is the first of five novels featuring Richard Hannay, an all-action hero with a stiff upper lip and a miraculous knack for getting himself out of sticky situations.
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."
Richard Hannay continued his adventures in four subsequent books. Two were set during the war when Hannay continued his undercover work against the Germans and their allies the Turks in Greenmantle and Mr Standfast. The other two stories, The Three Hostages and The Island of Sheep were set in the post war period when Hannay's opponents were criminal gangs.
Highlights of this edition are:
•11 illustrations and photos.
•A free web link to an audio copy of the book.
•It is formatted for ease of use and enjoyment on your kindle reader.
•An active (easy to use) Table of Contents listing every chapter accessible from the kindle "go to" feature.
•Perfect formatting in rich text compatible with Kindle's Text-to-Speech features.
•Plus, About the Author section.
•206 pages (in the kindle format) for a very low price.
This book is unabridged and appears as it was first intended.