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Publisher Comments:

Regarded as one of the best spy stories ever written, this is the classic Secret Service novel. More like fact than fiction, it holds a special place in the affections of spy-novel fans for its richness of technical detail about inshore sailing, its highly sympathetic characters, an unsurpassed narrative style, and a setting and plot that recapture the European political scene on the eve of World War I.

Two young Englishmen, Davies and Carruthers, head for the Baltic Sea in the late 1890s for a holiday of sailing and duck-shooting. The mood gradually darkens as Davies discloses his suspicions of espionage in the North Frisian Islands, and Carruthers joins in an investigation that develops into a series of increasingly dangerous intrigues. Norman Donaldson, an expert on detective and suspense fiction, offers an Introduction with details about the author as well as the novel's background and its place in the history of the spy-novel genre.

Synopsis:

Two young Englishmen encounter suspicious German naval activity in the North Sea and enter a world of suspense and intrigue. One of the best spy novels ever written, this 1903 thriller is notable for its richness of detail about sailing and unsurpassed narrative style. Introduction by Norman Donaldson. 4 maps.

Synopsis:

Written in 1903 by a Boer War veteran, this gripping tale incorporates a wealth of technical sailing detail in its story of a sunny holiday that gradually darkens into a suspenseful adventure.

Synopsis:

One of the first modern spy novels, this gripping tale also offers a vivid account of coastal sailing and navigation in the Baltic Sea during the era leading up to WWI. Written in 1903 by a Boer War veteran, it incorporates a wealth of technical sailing detail in its story of a sunny holiday that gradually darkens into a suspenseful adventure.

Synopsis:

The classic Secret Service novel, this is one of the first and best of the modern spy adventures. Written in 1903 by a Boer War veteran, this tale of a sunny seafaring holiday that gradually darkens into suspenseful sequences of deception forms a cautionary tale of the coming war with Germany.

Table of Contents

1. The Letter
2. The Dulcibella
3. Davies
4. Retrospect
5. Wanted, a North Wind
6. Schlei Fiord
7. The Missing Page
8. The Theory
9. I Sign Articles
10. His Chance
11. The Pathfinders
12. My Iniation
13. The Meaning of our Work
14. The First Night in the Islands
15. Bensersiel
16. Commander von Bruning
17. Clearing the Air
18. Imperial Escort
19. The Rubicon
20. The Little Drab Book
21. Blindfold to Memmert
22. The Quartette
23. A Change of Tactics
24. Finesse
25. I Double Back
26. The Seven Siels
27. The Luck of the Stowaway
28. We Achieve our Double Aim
Epilogue
 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486408798
Author:
Childers, Erskine
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
Mineola, N.Y.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Espionage/Intrigue
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Sailing
Subject:
Adventure stories
Subject:
Secret service
Subject:
Alternative histories
Subject:
Frisian Islands
Subject:
Erskine Childers
Subject:
classic spy novel
Subject:
Baltic Sea Tale
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Technothrillers
Subject:
Baltic Sea Tal
Subject:
e
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Thrift Editions
Publication Date:
20110531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.19 in 0.45 lb
Age Level:
from 14

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Product details 256 pages Dover Publications - English 9780486408798 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
Two young Englishmen encounter suspicious German naval activity in the North Sea and enter a world of suspense and intrigue. One of the best spy novels ever written, this 1903 thriller is notable for its richness of detail about sailing and unsurpassed narrative style. Introduction by Norman Donaldson. 4 maps.

"Synopsis" by ,
Written in 1903 by a Boer War veteran, this gripping tale incorporates a wealth of technical sailing detail in its story of a sunny holiday that gradually darkens into a suspenseful adventure.
"Synopsis" by ,
One of the first modern spy novels, this gripping tale also offers a vivid account of coastal sailing and navigation in the Baltic Sea during the era leading up to WWI. Written in 1903 by a Boer War veteran, it incorporates a wealth of technical sailing detail in its story of a sunny holiday that gradually darkens into a suspenseful adventure.
"Synopsis" by , The classic Secret Service novel, this is one of the first and best of the modern spy adventures. Written in 1903 by a Boer War veteran, this tale of a sunny seafaring holiday that gradually darkens into suspenseful sequences of deception forms a cautionary tale of the coming war with Germany.
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