About the Book
The Thirty-Nine Steps is the original spy thriller, and the inspiration for countless books, films and games. Buchan’s most popular novel is the first to feature adventurer Richard Hannay. Here you can get all five of Richard Hannay’s continent-spanning adventures, from the Scottish Highlands to the Western front of the First World War.
Polygon’s editions of John Buchan’s novels are the only publications which are authorised and endorsed by the John Buchan estate. Each one comes with a specially commissioned introduction by renowned writers.
Titles included in this bundle are:
The Thirty-Nine Steps
The Three Hostages
The Island of Sheep
John Buchan was a Scottish diplomat, barrister, journalist, historian, poet and novelist, born in Perth in 1875. He published nearly 30 novels and seven collections of short stories. After spells as a war correspondent, Lloyd George’s Director of Information and Conservative MP, Buchan moved to Canada in 1935. He served as Governor General there until his death in 1940.
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