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The Riddle of the Sands (Crime Classics)

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"The first real thriller."  —Ken Follett
 
While on a duck-hunting holiday sailing in the Frisian Isles, Carruthers and his friend Davies become suspicious of German naval activity off the North Sea Coast. The pair decide to investigate, are soon embroiled in a world of suspense and intrigue, and set about foiling nothing less than a plot to invade England. Initially published in 1903, this thriller proved a prescient vision of the Anglo-German conflict that was to culminate in World War I. This adventure is now regarded as the first—and one of the best—spy novels ever written, inspiring such later masters of the genre as John Buchan, Ian Fleming, and John le Carré.

About the Author

Erskine Childers (1870–1922) wrote The Riddle of the Sands, his only novel, upon his return from the Second Boer War, for which he volunteered for action. He later became a fervent Irish nationalist, and was executed in 1922 by the authorities of the newly independent Irish Free State during the Irish Civil War. Robert Giddings is an eminent literary critic who reviews for such publications as the Guardian, the New Statesman, and the Sunday Times.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781843549086
Author:
Childers, Erskine
Publisher:
Atlantic Books (UK)
Author:
Giddings, Robert
Subject:
War
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Military
Subject:
Espionage
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Crime Classics
Publication Date:
20110631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
340
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in 0.66 lb

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