John Buchan and the Thirty-nine Steps: an Exploration

John Buchan and the Thirty-nine Steps: an Exploration

By: John Burnett (author), Kate Mackay (author)Paperback

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Set in the months before the outbreak of the Great War and in print for almost 100 years The Thirty-Nine Steps is John Buchan's most popular novel. This timely look at the book - what inspired it, its themes and metaphors - and at its author - how much of John Buchan's own self and experiences are in it - will greatly enhance the reader's enjoyment.

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About Author

John Burnett was formerly Principal Curator of Modern Scotland, National Museums Scotland. Kate Mackay was formerly Assistant Keeper, Scottish Life Archive, National Museums Scotland.


Introduction - The man who lived / London, and the man who died / Galloway and the Borders / Upper Tweedale / The living hill country / The Scots in the modern world / South Africa and secret societies / Disguise and disappearance / Converging on the sea / Further reading and summaries of the Buchan novels.

Product Details

  • publication date: 22/04/2014
  • ISBN13: 9781905267873
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 144
  • ID: 9781905267873
  • ISBN10: 1905267878

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