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riddle of the sands a record of secret service by Robert Erskine Childers

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Published by Oxford University Press in Oxford, New York .
Written in English



  • Great Britain,
  • Frisian Islands


  • Secret service -- Fiction,
  • Sailing -- Fiction,
  • Great Britain -- History -- Invasions -- Fiction,
  • Frisian Islands -- Fiction

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [xx]).

StatementErskine Childers ; edited with an introduction by David Trotter ; notes by Anna Snaith.
SeriesOxford world"s classics, Oxford world"s classics (Oxford University Press)
ContributionsTrotter, David, 1951-, Snaith, Anna.
LC ClassificationsPR6005.H52 R52 1998
The Physical Object
Paginationxxii, 277 p. ;
Number of Pages277
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL356934M
ISBN 100192823183
LC Control Number98016807

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