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The Riddle of the Sands

By Childers, Erskine

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Title: The Riddle of the Sands  
Author: Childers, Erskine
Language: English
Subject: Fiction, War & Military, Thrillers
Collections: Historical Documents and Literary Papers
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Publisher: 1903


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Description: The Riddle of the Sands: A Record of Secret Service is a patriotic British 1903 novel by Erskine Childers. It is a novel that owes a lot to the wonderful adventure novels of writers like Rider Haggard, that were a staple of Victorian Britain; perhaps more significantly, 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. Ken Follett called it the first modern thriller.


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