IBNA- English classic novel in the Adventure/Spy genre, ‘The 39 Steps’ (1915) by Scottish novelist, historian, and politician John Buchan has been rendered into Persian and published.
The novel is the first of the author’s Richard Hannay tales and has been on The Guardian’s Best 100 English Novels list at #42. It has been translated into Persian by Shiva Moghanloo and released by Saad Publishing in Tehran.
‘The 39 Steps’ formed the basis for a number of successful adaptations, including several film versions and a long-running stage play. The best film made based on this novel Hitchcock’s famous adaptation in 1939.
In ‘The 39 Steps’ adventurer Richard Hannay, just returned from South Africa, is thoroughly bored with London life-until he is accosted by a mysterious American, who warns him of an assassination plot that could completely destabilize the fragile political balance of Europe.
Initially skeptical, Hannay nonetheless harbors the man-but one day returns home to find him murdered... An obvious suspect, Hannay flees to his native Scotland, pursued by both the police and a cunning, ruthless enemy. His life and the security of Britan are in grave peril, and everything rests on the solution to a baffling enigma: what are the 'thirty nine steps?'