The Three Hostages

The Three Hostages

Book - 1995
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Wordsworth Classics covers a huge list of beloved works of literature in English and translations. This growing series is rigorously updated, with scholarly introductions and notes added to new titles.
Publisher: Hertfordshire, Eng. : Wordsworth Editions, 1995.
ISBN: 9781853262524
Characteristics: 255 p. ;,20 cm.


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This is an old style 'boys own' novel, written after WWI and contains some sad prescience reflections about the unresolved conflicts that will lead to WWII. A fun plot but the author has some very 'politically incorrect' comments to make about other classes of Englishmen and other European nationalities. The forward by the late Christopher Hitchens [author of God is not Great] very much adds to the appreciation of this story and to an understanding of the author's personal culture and beliefs which percolate through an interesting adventure tale.

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