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 steps. "Penguin Readers" is a series of simplified novels, film novelizations and original titles that ...
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 steps. "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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I was delighted to find a first edition, second printing copy of 39 steps at such a great price and in such good condition. It starts to make up for the disappointment of the copy of Greenmantle that I got through you which was very poor - I thought much worse than the description had led me to expect.
These 2 books are the invention of the spy thriller, and anyone not familiar with them should try this bit of history.
Dec 2, 2007
One of the Greatest of Suspense novels
If Buchan had written only this book, and possibly one other, such as "The Three Hostages" he would live in literary fame. As it is, he wrote dozens of books, as well as experiencing a very sucessful career in canadian politics. This book is a riviting accout of a life and death chase. In typical style, Buchan spares no excitment from the reader, and his vivid and wide-ranging imagination is put to good use. The dialect of the 'local color' add to the reaslism and pleasure of the book. Surley one of the Greatest of Suspense novels, at least Hitchcock thought so!
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