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The Resource The 39 steps, John Buchan, (electronic resource)

The 39 steps, John Buchan, (electronic resource)

Label
The 39 steps
Title
The 39 steps
Statement of responsibility
John Buchan
Title variation
Thirty nine steps
Creator
Contributor
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Perhaps more than any other book "The Thirty-Nine Steps" has set the pattern for the story of the chase for a wanted man. And, of the many writers who have attempted this kind of thing since Buchan, only a very few, like Graham Greene, have managed to sustain the tension in the same way. The story's extended chase scene inspired Alfred Hitchcock's movie of the same name. Buchan's best-known thriller introduces his most enduring hero, Richard Hannay --who, despite claiming to be an "ordinary fellow," is caught up in a dangerous race against a plot to devastate the British war effort. It begins calmly enough with a rather boring trip to London. Returning to his flat, Richard is shocked to find his neighbor dead on the floor with a knife in his back. Near the deceased is a small black notebook containing cryptic notes about the "thirty-nine steps" and a black stone. As the situation escalates, Hannay is mistaken for a secret agent by the police. Now Hannay is running for his life across the Scottish Highlands, thinking his way through narrow escapes while trying to decode the thirty-nine steps. With wit and flair, this old-fashioned roller coaster ride proffers soaring suspense with a comic touch
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
Midwest
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not applicable
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Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
PerformerNote
Read by Frederick Davidson
Target audience
adult
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not applicable
Label
The 39 steps, John Buchan, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/10078340
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
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digital storage
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unknown
Control code
MWT10078340
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (3hr., 52 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
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not applicable
Isbn
9781441781192
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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not applicable
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unknown
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Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT10078340
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unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
10078340
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
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not applicable
Tape width
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Label
The 39 steps, John Buchan, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/10078340
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
MWT10078340
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (3hr., 52 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781441781192
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT10078340
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
10078340
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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