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The Riddle of the Sands Paperback – 1 Jan 2005

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Paperback. Pub Date :2005-1-1 Pages: 311 The Riddle of the Sands: A Record of Secret Service is a 1903novel by Erskine Childers It is an early example of the espionagenovel. with a strong underlying theme of militarism It is.. a novelthat owes a lot to the wonderful adventure novels of writers likeRider Haggard. that were a staple of Victorian Britain; perhapsmore significantly. it was a spy novel that established a formulathat included a mass of verifiable detail. which gave authenticityto the story - the same ploy that would be used so well by JohnBuchan. Ian Fleming. John le Carr and many others. Ken Follettcalled it the first modern thriller. The Observer. in afundamentally English list published to coincide with the BigRead campaign in 2003. listed the book as # 37 on its list of The100 Greatest Novels from the past 300 years Contents:. MAPSINTRODUCTIONPREFACEI THE LETT...

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