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The Riddle of the Sands: A Record of Secret Service (Oxford World's Classics)

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Offering some of the most influential literary myth-makers of the last 150 years, the Oxford Popular Fiction series introduces or reintroduces, bestselling works of American and British fiction that have helped define new styles and genres, and that continue to resonate in popular memory today. From crime and historical fiction to romance, adventure, and social comedy, these books are ideal for anyone interested in the prototypical, controversial, groundbreaking, and sometimes notorious fiction of which classics are made. Complete with critical introductions, the Oxford Popular Fiction series is a personal library that lies a the heart of American and British culture.

One of the first great spy novels, The Riddle of the Sands is set during the long suspicious years leading up to the First World War. Bored with his life in London, a young man accepts an invitation to join a friend on a sailing holiday in the Baltic. A vivid exploration of the mysteries of seamanship, the story builds in excitement as these two young adventurers discover a German plot to invade England.

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In spite of good prospects in the Foreign Office, sardonic civil servant, Carruthers, is finding it hard to endure the emptiness and boredom of his life in London. He accepts an invitation to join a friend on a sailing holiday in the Baltic, where they discover a German plot to invade England.

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One of the first great spy novels, The Riddle of the Sands is set during the long suspicious years leading up to the First World War. Bored with his life in London, a young man accepts an invitation to join a friend on a sailing holiday in the North Sea. A vivid exploration of the mysteries of seamanship, the story builds in excitement as these two young adventurers discover a German plot to invade England.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780192833471
Subtitle:
A Record of Secret Service
Editor:
Trotter, David
Editor:
Trotter, David
Author:
null, Anna
Author:
null, David
Author:
Trotter, David
Author:
null, Erskine
Author:
Childers, Erskine
Editor:
Snaith, Anna
Author:
Snaith, Anna
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Espionage/Intrigue
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Literature/English | British Literature | 20th C
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Oxford World's Classics Paperback
Publication Date:
19981015
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
2 charts, 2 maps
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
5.000 x 7.600 in 0.444 lb

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"Synopsis" by , In spite of good prospects in the Foreign Office, sardonic civil servant, Carruthers, is finding it hard to endure the emptiness and boredom of his life in London. He accepts an invitation to join a friend on a sailing holiday in the Baltic, where they discover a German plot to invade England.
"Synopsis" by , One of the first great spy novels, The Riddle of the Sands is set during the long suspicious years leading up to the First World War. Bored with his life in London, a young man accepts an invitation to join a friend on a sailing holiday in the North Sea. A vivid exploration of the mysteries of seamanship, the story builds in excitement as these two young adventurers discover a German plot to invade England.
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