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The Riddle and the Knight

(1996)
In Search of Sir John Mandeville
A non fiction book by

 
 
Part travelogue/part historical mystery about the most famous traveler--and chronicler-- in medieval Europe.

Giles Milton's first book, The Riddle and the Knight, is a fascinating account of the legend of Sir John Mandeville, a long-forgotten knight who was once the most famous writer in medieval Europe. Mandeville wrote a book about his voyage around the world that became a beacon that lit the way for the great expeditions of the Renaissance, and his exploits and adventures provided inspiration for writers such as Shakespeare, Milton, and Keats. By the nineteenth century however, his claims were largely discredited by academics. Giles Milton set off in the footsteps of Mandeville, in order to test his amazing claims, and to restore Mandeville to his rightful place in the literature of exploration.
"Erudite, witty and adventurous" (The Mail on Sunday), The Riddle and the Knight is a brilliant piece of detective work.


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Hardback Editions

October 2001 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Riddle and the Knight: In Search of Sir John Mandeville, the World's Greatest Traveler
Author(s): Giles Milton
ISBN: 0-374-24997-0 / 978-0-374-24997-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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October 1996 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Riddle and the Knight: In Search of Sir John Mandeville
Author(s): Giles Milton
ISBN: 0-85031-999-4 / 978-0-85031-999-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Allison & Busby
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February 1996 : USA Hardback

Title: Riddle And The Knight: In Search Of Sir John Mandeville, The World's Greatest Traveller
Author(s): Giles Milton
ISBN: 0-7567-7440-3 / 978-0-7567-7440-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Diane Pub Co
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Paperback Editions

January 1900 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Riddle and the Knight: In Search of Sir John Mandeville, the World's Greatest Traveller
Author(s): Giles Milton
ISBN: 0-312-42129-X / 978-0-312-42129-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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October 2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Riddle and the Knight: In Search of Sir John Mandeville
Author(s): Giles Milton
ISBN: 0-340-81945-6 / 978-0-340-81945-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: John Murray
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November 1997 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Riddle and the Knight: In Search of Sir John Mandeville
Author(s): Giles Milton
ISBN: 0-7490-0395-2 / 978-0-7490-0395-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Allison & Busby
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Kindle Editions

October 2013 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Riddle and the Knight: In Search of Sir John Mandeville, the World's Greatest Traveler
Author(s): Giles Milton
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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June 2012 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Riddle and the Knight: In Search of Sir John Mandeville
Author(s): Giles Milton
Publisher: John Murray
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June 2012 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Riddle and the Knight: In Search of Sir John Mandeville
Author(s): Giles Milton
Publisher: Sceptre
Availability: Amazon CA