The Thirty-nine Steps by John Buchan

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Were the characters in The Thirty-Nine Steps believable?

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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 outset, he is rather irresponsible and at loose ends, and he is forced to solve the mystery only to clear his good name....

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