The Coming Conquest of England

The Coming Conquest of England

by August Niemann, John Henry Freese


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The Coming Conquest of England 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
TimCTaylor on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I read this some years ago from Project Guttenberg, which I was mining for contemporary pre-Great War novels. In that context, I thought this was a fascinating and enjoyable read. This is the German equivalent of the 1903 novel The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers. In the same way, Niemann's novel feels at times heavy handed and overly keen to tell the reader how much the British deserve to be punished for their arrogance. Or should that be the English? Like a lot of contemporary non-British writers, Niemann fails to distinguish between English and British. Despite these flaws, I found some of the spy scenes genuinely exciting. Scripted well, this would make a good film.One of the most peculiar aspects of this novel is the point of view shift at the end. I can't really explain without giving away the ending. But you'll know what I mean when you read it!If you're interested in the Great War and its origins, this is well worth a read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a good book in that it has a good plot and that if you know history you can see that this could of happened. There are typos that make you think about what the word is supposed to be. One example of this is the word Eussia you can tell that this is supposed to be Russia.