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The Riddle of the Sands (illustrated):by Erskine Childers

The Riddle of the Sands: A Record of Secret Service is a 1903 novel by Erskine Childers. The book, which enjoyed immense popularity in the years before World War I, is an early example of the espionage novel and was extremely influential in the genre of spy fiction. It has been made into feature-length films for both cinema and television.

The novel “owes a lot to the wonderful adventure novels of writers like Rider Haggard, that were a staple of Victorian Britain” It was a spy novel that “established a formula that included a mass of verifiable detail, which gave authenticity to the story – the same ploy that would be used so well by John Buchan, Ian Fleming, John le Carré and many others.

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The Riddle of the Sands (illustrated)

  • Carruthers, a minor official in the Foreign Office, is contacted by an acquaintance, Davies, asking him to join in a yachting holiday in the Baltic Sea. Carruthers agrees, as his other plans for a holiday have fallen through.

    Format: EPUB, MOBI, PDF

    Words count: 109,098

    Data container: ZIP FILE ( 2.14 MB)

    Language: ENGLISH