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Riddle of the Sands, The (1903) [Novel]
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The Riddle of the Sands is regarded by many critics as one of the best spy novels ever written, and it is considered the classic Secret Service novel. Reading in many ways more like fact than fiction, it holds a special place in the affections of spy-novel fans for its richness of technical detail about inshore sailing, its highly sympathetic major characters, and its unsurpassed narrative style. The story opens on the sunny holiday adventures of two young Englishmen in the late 1890s on the tiny yacht Dulcibella. Arthur Davies, an accomplished yachtsman, has invited his friend Carruthers, a clerk in the Foreign Office, for some sailing and duck-shooting in the Baltic. The scene gradually darkens as Davies, bit by bit, discloses his experiences of the previous few weeks and his suspicions about activity going on in the North Frisian Islands. Reluctantly, then enthusiastically, Carruthers joins Davies in the dangerous, suspenseful sequences of deception and spying that force the situation to its ultimate revelation and a last-minute, breathtaking climax.

Original title: The Riddle Of The Sands
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionAdventureSpy/Espionage

This work is excerpted in the following works :
     Norton Book of the Sea, Volume II, the (1991) [Anthology]
      Authors: William Shakespeare , Ernest Hemingway , William Golding , James A. Michener , Jack London , Joseph Conrad , Tom Clancy , Erskine Childers , Alistair MacLean , Robert Louis Stevenson , James Fenimore Cooper , Herman Melville , Tobias Smollett , Henry Fielding , Evelyn Waugh , W. W. Jacobs , C.S. Forester , John Masefield , Paul Gallico , Frederick Marryat , Nicholas Monsarrat , Charles Nordhoff , James Norman Hall , Jan de Hartog , Clare Francis , Alexander Kent , C.J. Cutcliffe Hyne , Michael Scott , Dudley Pope , Sam Llewellyn , Hammond Innes , C. Northcote Parkinson , John Winton , W.H.G. Kingston , Boyd Cable , John Hearne , Neil Munro , Norman Reilly Raine , Bill Lucas , Andrew Spedding , H.M. Tomlinson , F. Tennyson Jesse , Lothar-GŁnther Buchheim , Robert Wales

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Riddle of the Sands, The (1903)
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Language: English

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ISBN: 0486232808

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