The Riddle of the Sands

The Riddle of the Sands A Record of Secret Service

Paperback (02 May 2013) | English

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Synopsis

The first modern spy novel and a must-read for espionage junkies and fans of James Bond and John Le Carré.

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 already tried to destroy Davies. What are the Germans up to? Nothing less than a plot to invade Britain. And only these two courageous Englishmen can stop them.

Published in 1903, The Riddle of the Sands is considered the first modern spy novel.

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Vintage Classics

Vintage Classics

Vintage Classics has existed since the inception of Vintage and is widely seen as the top twentieth-century classics list in the UK, publishing Graham Greene, Harper Lee, Ernest Hemingway and Virginia Woolf, among others. August 2007 saw the relaunch of the list and Vintage Classics now also publishes the greatest writers from previous centuries, such as Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, Lewis Carroll and Henry James.

Book information

ISBN: 9780099582793
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Vintage Classics
Pub date:
DEWEY: 823.912
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xv, 326
Weight: 252g
Height: 196mm
Width: 135mm
Spine width: 23mm