THE RIDDLE OF THE SANDS Classic Novels: New Illustrated [Free Audiobook Links] by Erskine Childers

THE RIDDLE OF THE SANDS Classic Novels: New Illustrated [Free Audiobook Links]

byErskine Childers

Kobo ebook | March 29, 2013

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"THE RIDDLE OF THE SANDS"  - Popular Classic Novels included Free AudioBook Links, NEW illustrations, Clickable Table of Contents for both the list of included books and their respective chapters.The text and chapters are perfectly set up to match the layout and feel of a physical copy, rather than being haphazardly thrown together for a quick release.

Robert Erskine Childers DSC (25 June 1870 – 24 November 1922), universally known as Erskine Childers,  was the author of the influential novel The Riddle of the Sands and an Irish nationalist who smuggled guns to Ireland in his sailing yacht Asgard. He was executed by the authorities of the nascent Irish Free State during the Irish Civil War. He was the son of British Orientalist scholar Robert Caesar Childers; the cousin of Hugh Childers and Robert Barton; and the father of the fourth President of Ireland, Erskine Hamilton Childers.

The Riddle of the Sands: A Record of Secret Service is a 1903 novel by Erskine Childers. It is an early example of the espionage novel, with a strong underlying theme of militarism. It has been made into a film and TV film.

It is a novel that "owes a lot to the wonderful adventure novels of writers like Rider Haggard, that were a staple of Victorian Britain"; perhaps more significantly, it was a spy novel that "established a formula that included a mass of verifiable detail, which gave authenticity to the story – the same ploy that would be used so well by John Buchan, Ian Fleming, John le Carré and many others." Ken Follett called it "the first modern thriller."

The Observer, in a list published to coincide with the Big Read campaign in 2003, listed the book at number thirty seven in "The 100 Greatest Novels" from the past 300 years.

Title:THE RIDDLE OF THE SANDS Classic Novels: New Illustrated [Free Audiobook Links]Format:Kobo ebookPublished:March 29, 2013Publisher:Erskine ChildersLanguage:English

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ISBN:9990005597654

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