John Buchan

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Harminckilenc lépcső


John Buchan világhírű regénye először kerül magyar nyelven az olvasóközönség elé. Kiadását indokolja töretlen népszerűsége, az első megjelenés óta eladott több mint százezer példány, kategóriateremtő szerepe, élő karakterei, remek cselekményfűzése. Utolsó angol nyelvű kiadása 2015-ben jelent meg. A Harminckilenc lépcső az öt részes Richard Hannay regényciklus leghíresebb darabja, és megalapozta John Buchan hírnevét, mint korának legjobb thriller írója. A feszült, gyorsan pörgő, egyes szám első személyben elmesélt történet egy életveszélyes kaland meglepően érdekfeszítő leírása, amit a tájak és időjárás ügyes és eleven leírása jellemez. Tömörség, tisztaság, pontos megfigyelés és fanyar humor fémjelzi. A főhős, Richard Hannay sok tekintetben az átlagembert testesíti meg, aki ismeri képességeinek határát, ekként olyan ember, akivel az olvasó szívesen azonosul. John Buchan Harminckilenc lépcsője félelmetes kémtörténet. Gyors ritmusú, élő karakterekkel tűzdelt, feszült atmoszférájú, jól megírt könyv, klasszikus darabja a thriller műfajnak. Igen nagyra értékelem a regény üdítő tömörségét: viszonylag rövid és egy szuszra elolvasható. 1934-ben Alfred Hitchcock megvette a megfilmesítés jogát John Buchantől, aki akkor már ismert író volt. A filmváltozat A 39 lépcső címmel futott, és valószínűleg a filmtörténet első menekülő főhős típusú filmje volt, amikor 1935-ben a mozikba került. Ezzel egy csapásra Amerika-szerte híres rendezővé tette Alfred Hitchcockot. Maga a regény az I. Világháború előtti Nagy-Britanniában játszódik, ahol a főhős, Richard Hannay egy véletlen folytán csöppen bele a nagyhatalmi kémjátszmába. És amikor lakótársát megölik, menekülnie kell, hogy életét megvédje és a kémek titkát leleplezze.
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8,55 € 9,00 €

OWC Greenmantle


In Greenmantle (1916) Richard Hannay, hero of The Thirty-Nine Steps, travels across war-torn Europe in search of a German plot and an Islamic Messiah. He is joined by three more of Buchan's heroes: Peter Pienaar, the old Boer Scout; John S. Blenkiron , the American determined to fight the Kaiser; and Sandy Arbuthnot, Greenmantle himself, modelled on Lawrence of Arabia. The intrepid four move in disguise through Germany to Constantinople and the Russian border to face their enemies - the grotesque Stumm and the evil beauty of Hilda von Einem. In this classic espionage adventure Buchan shows his mastery of the thriller and the Stevensonian romance, and also his enormous knowledge of world politics before and during the First World War. This ed ition illuminates for the first time the many levels beneath the stirring plot and romantic characters.
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2,84 € 2,99 €

OWC Huntingtower


Dickson McCunn, a respectable, newly retired grocer of romantic heart, plans a modest walking holiday in the hills of south-west Scotland. He meets a young English poet and, contrary to his better sense, finds himself in the thick of a plot involving the kidnapping of a Russian princess, who is held prisoner in the rambling mansion, Huntingtower. This modern fairy-tale is also a gripping adventure story, and in it Buchan introduces some of his best-loved characters, including the Gorbals Die-Har ds, who reappear in later novels. He also paints a remarkable picture of a man rejuvenated by joining much younger comrades in a challenging and often dangerous fight against tyranny and fear.
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OWC Thirty-Nine Steps


John Buchan wrote The Thirty-Nine Steps while he was seriously ill at the beginning of the First World War. In it he introduces his most famous hero, Richard Hannay, who, despite claiming to be an `ordinary fellow', is caught up in the dramatic race against a plot to devastate the British war effort. Hannay is hunted across the Scottish moors by police and spy-ring alike, and must outwit his intelligent and pitiless enemy in the corridors of Whitehall and, finally, at the site of the mysterious thirty-nine steps. The best-known of Buchan's thrillers, The Thirty-Nine Steps has been continuously in print since first publication and has been filmed three times, most notably by Alfred Hitchcock in 1935. In this, the only critical edition, Chris topher Harvie's introduction interweaves the writing of the tale with the equally fascinating story of how John Buchan, publisher and lawyer, came in from the cold and, via The Thirty-Nine Steps, ended the war as spy-master and propaganda chief.
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1,89 € 1,99 €

Thirty-Nine Steps


I turned on the light, but there was nobody there. Then I saw something in the corner that made my blood turn cold. Scudder was lying on his back. There was a long knife through his heart, pinning him to the floor.' Soon Richard Hannay is running for his life across the hills of Scotland. The police are chasing him for a murder he did not do, and another, more dangerous enemy is chasing him as well - the mysterious 'Black Stone'. Who are these people? And why do they want Hannay dead?
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4,42 € 4,65 €

The Thirty-nine Steps - PR3


Penguin Readers is a series of simplified novels, film novelizations and original titles that introduce students at all levels to the pleasures of reading in English. Originally designed for teaching English as a foreign language, the series' combination of high interest level and low reading age makes it suitable for both English-speaking teenagers with limited reading skills and students of English as a second language. Many titles in the series also provide access to the pre-20th century literature strands of the National Curriculum English Orders. "Penguin Readers" are graded at seven levels of difficulty, from "Easystarts" with a 200-word vocabulary, to Level 6 (Advanced) with a 3000-word vocabulary. In addition, titles fall into one of three sub-categories: "Contemporary", "Classics" or "Originals". At the end of each book there is a section of enjoyable exercises focusing on vocabulary building, comprehension, discussion and writing. Some titles in the series are available with an accompanying audio cassette, or in a book and cassette pack. Additionally, selected titles have free accompanying "Penguin Readers Factsheets" which provide stimulating exercise material for students, as well as suggestions for teachers on how to exploit the Readers in class.
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4,07 € 4,28 €

Oxford Bookworms Library 4 Thirty-Nine Steps + CD


'I turned on the light, but there was nobody there. Then I saw something in the corner that made my blood turn cold. Scudder was lying on his back. There was a long knife through his heart, pinning him to the floor.' Soon Richard Hannay is running for his life across the hills of Scotland. The police are chasing him for a murder he did not do, and another, more dangerous enemy is chasing him as well - the mysterious 'Black Stone'. Who are these people? And why do they want Hannay dead?
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10,14 € 10,67 €

Oxford Bookworms Library 4 Thirty-Nine Steps


'I turned on the light, but there was nobody there. Then I saw something in the corner that made my blood turn cold. Scudder was lying on his back. There was a long knife through his heart, pinning him to the floor.' Soon Richard Hannay is running for his life across the hills of Scotland. The police are chasing him for a murder he did not do, and another, more dangerous enemy is chasing him as well - the mysterious 'Black Stone'. Who are these people? And why do they want Hannay dead?
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8,54 € 8,99 €

The Thirty-Nine Steps


Adventurer Richard Hannay has just returned from South Africa and is thoroughly bored with his London life – until a murder is committed in his flat, just days after the victim had warned him of an assassination plot that could bring Britain to the
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2,76 € 2,90 €

The Thirty-Nine Steps


A man is killed in Richard Hannay’s home. Before his death he tells Hannay a dangerous secret. Now Hannay’s life is in danger. Who are his enemies and what are they trying to do? And how will he solve the mystery of ‘the thirty-nine steps’?
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5,80 € 6,10 €

Greenmantle


InGreenmantle(1916), a classic tale of espionage and adventure, Richard Hannay, hero ofThe Thirty-Nine Steps, travels across war-torn Europe on the trail of a German plot and an Islamic Messiah. He is joined by three more of Buchan's heroes: Peter Pienaar, the old Boer scout; John S. Blenkiron, the American determined to fight the Kaiser; and Sandy Arbuthnot--Greenmantle himself--a character modelled on Lawrence of Arabia. Together they move in disguise through Germany to Constantinople and the Russian border in order to face their enemies: the grotesque Stumm and the evil femme fatale Hilda von Einem.
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8,32 € 8,76 €

Thirty Nine Steps


A strange man is attacked in Richard Hannay's apartment, but, before he dies, he tells Hannay that he knows a deadly secret. The police think that Hannay is the killer, so Hannay needs to find the real murderers and discover the secret of the 39 step s. "Penguin Readers" is a series of simplified novels, film novelizations and original titles that introduce students at all levels to the pleasures of reading in English. Originally designed for teaching English as a foreign language, the series' co mbination of high interest level and low reading age makes it suitable for both English-speaking teenagers with limited reading skills and students of English as a second language. Many titles in the series also provide access to the pre-20th century literature strands of the National Curriculum English Orders. "Penguin Readers" are graded at seven levels of difficulty, from "Easystarts" with a 200-word vocabulary, to Level 6 (Advanced) with a 3000-word vocabulary. In addition, titles fall into one of three sub-categories: "Contemporary", "Classics" or "Originals". At the end of each book there is a section of enjoyable exercises focusing on vocabulary building, comprehension, discussion and writing. Some titles in the series are available with an accompanying audio cassette, or in a book and cassette pack. Additionally, selected titles have free accompanying "Penguin Readers Factsheets" which provide stimulating exercise material for students, as well as suggestions for teachers on ho w to exploit the Readers in class.
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8,54 € 8,99 €

The Thirty-Nine Steps (Collins Classics)


HarperCollins is proud to present its range of best-loved, essential classics. 'I snapped the switch, but there was nobody there. Then I saw something in the far corner which made me drop my cigar and fall into a cold sweat.' When Richard Hannay is warned of an assassination plot that has the potential to take Britain into a war, and then a few days later discovers the murdered body of the American that warned him in his flat, he becomes a prime suspect. He flees to the moors of Scotland and a spirited chase begins as he is pursued by the police and the German spies involved with stealing British plans. Buchan's tale unfolds into one of the seminal and most influential 'chase' books, mimicked by many, yet unrivalled in the tension and mystery created by his writing. Buchan reveres Hannay as an ordinary man who puts his country's good before his own and the classic themes of the novel influenced many films and subsequent 'man-on-the-run' novels.
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2,76 € 2,90 €

The Thirty Nine Steps


May 1914. Britain is on the eve of war with Germany. Richard Hannay is living a quiet life in London, but after a chance encounter with a mysterious stranger he stumbles into a hair-raising adventure - a desperate hunt across the country and against the clock, pursued by the police and a cunning, ruthless enemy. Hannay's life and the security of Britain are in grave peril, and everything rests on the solution to a baffling enigma: what are the thirty-nine steps?
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7,55 € 7,95 €

The Thirty-Nine Steps


'My guest was lying sprawled on his back. There was a long knife through his heart which skewered him to the floor' Richard Hannay has just returned to England after years in South Africa and is thoroughly bored with his life in London. But then a murder is committed in his flat, just days after a chance encounter with an American who had told him about an assassination plot which could have dire international consequences. An obvious suspect for the police and an easy target for the killers, Hannay goes on the run in his native Scotland where he will need all his courage and ingenuity to stay one step ahead of his pursuers. The Penguin English Library - collectable general readers' editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century to the end of the Second World War.
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8,08 € 8,50 €