A vintage film tie in edition, Pan books, of the classic novel by John Buchan , The Thirty-Nine Steps.
Published in this edition by Pan Macmillan UK, in 1959. Great period cover art. Light edgewear to the base and top of the spine.
Richard Hannay finds a corpse in his flat, and becomes involved in a plot by spies to precipitate war and subvert British naval power. The resourceful victim of a manhunt, he is pursued by both the police and the ruthless conspirators. The Thirty-Nine Steps is a seminal `chase' thriller, rapid and vivid. It has been widely influential and frequently dramatised: the film directed by Alfred Hitchcock became a screen classic. This engaging novel also provides insights into the inter-action of patriotism, fear and prejudice.