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The Riddle of the Sands (Oxford World's Classics)
     

The Riddle of the Sands (Oxford World's Classics)

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by Erskine Childers, David Trotter (Editor), Anna Snaith (Editor)
 

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One of the first great spy novels, The Riddle of the Sands is set during the long suspicious years leading up to the First World War. Bored with his life in London, a young man accepts an invitation to join a friend on a sailing holiday in the North Sea. A vivid exploration of the mysteries of seamanship, the story builds in excitement as these two young

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One of the first great spy novels, The Riddle of the Sands is set during the long suspicious years leading up to the First World War. Bored with his life in London, a young man accepts an invitation to join a friend on a sailing holiday in the North Sea. A vivid exploration of the mysteries of seamanship, the story builds in excitement as these two young adventurers discover a German plot to invade England.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192833471
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
08/28/1998
Series:
Oxford World's Classics Series
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 5.00(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile:
1100L (what's this?)

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The Riddle of the Sands 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Bert-Munson More than 1 year ago
If you are used to reading spy novels by modern authors such as Ken Follett, you will find "The Riddle of the Sands" a bit slow. It is interesting from an historical perspective because it was one of the first spy novels published, (second only to Kipling's "Kim", I understand) and because of the British characters' concern about the threat of war with Germany when the book was published, about 1910. The characters operate in German waters by sailing yacht, and there is much about boating, navigation, and sailing, so if you are a sailor, you might enjoy that aspect of the book. I thought the book was worth reading even if it was not spellbinding. Merton Munson
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Watched in anger but did nothing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Stared in interest then nodded and ran back.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
StormStar hissed, quickly picking up the kitten, running back to camp.