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- Renaissance E Books 2006; US$ 5.99
The Three Greatest Spy Novels of All Time! In one low priced eBook, read three classic edge-of-the-seat espionage tales, complete and unabridged. Mystery novelist and critic Julian Symons calls Childers' Riddle of the Sands (1903), "one of the best spy and adventure stories ever written." It should be, the author was a heroic British-Irish spy who... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 1995; US$ 7.99
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. The story builds in excitement as two young men on a sailing holiday discover a German plot to invade England. This edition is complemented by a fine introduction which examines the novel in its political and historical... more...
- ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 3.99
Brimming with heart-stopping action, "The Riddle of the Sands" is one the earliest spy novels. This spell-binding story is set in the period before the start of the First World War. It narrates the story of two friends adventure as they stumble upon Germanys plans to invade England. A gem of the thriller genre! more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2010; US$ 11.99
Described by Ken Follett as "the first modern thriller", The Riddle of the Sands is the best-known sailing narrative and a true classic. It was recently ranked 37th in The Observer's list of the 100 Greatest Novels of the past 300 years. Winston Churchill even credited it for the Admiralty's decision to build naval bases in Scapa Flow, Invergordon... more...
- Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 6.00
When Carruthers joins his friend Arthur Davies on his yacht Dulcibella, he is expecting a pleasant sailing holiday in the Baltic Sea. But the holiday turns into an adventure of a different kind. He and Davies soon find themselves sailing in the stormy waters of the North Sea, exploring the channels and sandbanks around the German Frisian Islands, and... more...
- Penguin Group US 2011; US$ 15.00
"A triller anticipating Frederick Forsyth and Len Deighton...never loses its pace." - Independent on Sunday (U.K.) Loosely based on the author's own experiences, The Riddle of the Sands takes readers back to the early days of the twentieth century, when Britain shared a tense rivalry with the Kaiser's Germany. Tempted by the idea of duck shooting,... more...
- Penguin Group US 2011; US$ 12.00
The Riddle of the Sands, a work of espionage and military strategy, centers on Davies and Carruthers, a minor official in the Foreign Office, and their suspicion of a German plot to invade England. Navigating a tiny sail boat up a sandbank-ridden waterway, Davies and Carruthers explore the shallow tide beaches and stumble upon a mysterious site rumored... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2012; US$ 9.00
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... more...
- Random House 2013; US$ 10.33
When Carruthers receives a letter from his friend Davies suggesting a Baltic sailing trip, the vision of a manned yacht, A1 scenery and excellent duck shooting quickly works its charm. But Carruthers hopes for a holiday are quickly dashed. There has been suspicious German activity along the coast. The Medusa , manned by the sinister Dollman, has... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2007; Not Available
Childers's lone masterpiece, THE RIDDLE OF THE SANDS, considered the first modern spy thriller, is recognisable as the brilliant forerunner of the realism of Graham Greene and John le Carre. Its unique flavour comes from its fine characterization,richly authentic background of inshore sailing and vivid evocation of the late 1890s - an atmosphere of... more...