The Riddle of the Sands
by Erskine Childers


Overview - While on a sailing trip in the Baltic Sea, two young adventurers-turned-spies uncover a secret German plot to invade England. Written by Childers--who served in the Royal Navy during World War I--as a wake-up call to the British government to attend to its North Sea defenses, The Riddle of the Sands accomplished that task and has been considered a classic of espionage literature ever since, praised as much for its nautical action as for its suspenseful spycraft.  Read more...

 
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Overview
While on a sailing trip in the Baltic Sea, two young adventurers-turned-spies uncover a secret German plot to invade England. Written by Childers--who served in the Royal Navy during World War I--as a wake-up call to the British government to attend to its North Sea defenses, The Riddle of the Sands accomplished that task and has been considered a classic of espionage literature ever since, praised as much for its nautical action as for its suspenseful spycraft.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780812966145
  • ISBN-10: 0812966147
  • Publisher: Modern Library
  • Publish Date: December 2002
  • Page Count: 336
  • Dimensions: 8 x 5.3 x 0.77 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.68 pounds

Series: Modern Library Classics (Paperback)

Related Categories

Books > Fiction > Mystery & Detective - Historical
Books > Fiction > Classics
Books > Fiction > Thrillers - Espionage

 
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