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The Resource The Riddle of the Sands

The Riddle of the Sands

Label
The Riddle of the Sands
Title
The Riddle of the Sands
Statement of responsibility
Erskine Childers ; introduction by Milt Bearden
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 classic of espionage literature ever since, praised as much for its nautical action as for its suspenseful spycraft
Summary
While on a sailing trip in the Baltic Sea, two young adventurers-turned-spies uncover a secret German plot to invade England. Widely recognized as the first modern spy thriller, this 1902 lone masterpiece by World War I Royal Navy officer Erskine Childers was written as a wake-up call to the British government to attend to its North Sea defenses. It accomplished that task and has been considered a classic of espionage literature ever since
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019979
Cataloging source
DLC
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1870-1922
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Erskine Childers
Dewey number
823.912
Index
no index present
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1100
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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1948-
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Llewellyn, Sam
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True
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Fiction / Mystery & Detective
Target audience
adult
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a record of secret service
Label
The Riddle of the Sands
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300003555
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781101498330
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Riddle of the Sands
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300003555
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781101498330
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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