Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers

A simple invitation to join his friend Davies on a yachting expedition in the Baltic is the beginning of an extraordinary and dangerous adventure for the bored and worldly but clever Carruthers. As the two of them navigate the waters and treacherous, shifting sands of the Frisian Islands on board the Dulcibella, it is soon clear to Carruthers that Davies has more on his mind than a little duck shooting. As they encounter danger at every turn, Carruthers warms to his courageous and brave-hearted friend and through him begins to discover new strengths within himself and a sense of moral purpose. Sounding a warning of the dangers of a German invasion of Britain across the North Sea, Childers's gripping tale of espionage received immediate critical acclaim when it was published in 1903 and today retains its preeminent place in the genre.

The 496th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 33rd on 100 Best Novels in English Since 1900 (Counterpunch)
  2. - 37th on The 100 Greatest Novels of All Time: The List (The Observer)
  3. - 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (The Book)

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