The Thirty-nine Steps by John Buchan

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    Richard Hannay, the protagonist and narrator of The Thirty-Nine Steps and a character in several other John Buchan novels, was born in Scotland in the late 1870s. When he was six years old, his...

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    John Buchan’s The Thirty-Nine Steps is a spy novel with some plot twists. The characters are largely stereotypes that help advance the plot. The hero, Richard Hannay, is a stock character. At the...

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    John Buchan’s 1915 espionage novel The Thirty-Nine Steps, was written during the early phase of the Great War, which would become known as World War I, and is told from the perspective of the...

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    At the end of The Thirty-nine Steps, Hannay tries to find the man who posed as the First Sea Lord by remembering Scudder's book, in which Scudder wrote down that the enemy would try to escape when...

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    One day, when Richard Hannay is going back home as usual, a man who lives in a flat on the top floor of the same building asks to speak to him in Richard’s flat. Richard lets him in and the man...

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    The novel The Thirty-Nine Steps is a political thriller written in 1915 by the Scottish writer John Buchan. In the novel, Richard Hannay, the hero, who has been living in Africa, returns to London....

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    The Black Stone is the name of an anarchist group which has pledged to carry out the assassination of the Greek Prime Minister. Richard Hannay uncovers the group and its dastardly plot by using the...

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