John Buchan’s The Thirty-Nine steps is a 1915 spy novel set in London and Scotland, during the few weeks preceding the outbreak of World War One. Made famous by Alfred Hitchcock’s 1935 cinematographic adaptation, The Thirty-Nine steps is Buchan’s most famous work. Originally an attempt at creating a “dime-novel” or a “shocker”, the novel is often considered as one of the greatest adventure or spy novels of all times, and it probably invents the genre. Rediscover The Thirty-Nine steps with its original preface and biography in this new edition by Les Éditions de Londres.
The Thirty Nine steps
By Les Éditions de Londres, Saturday 22 June 2013 at 11:32 :: Critiques