Arsène Lupin : Gentleman-Burglar – Maurice Leblanc
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Meet Arsène Lupin: a charming gentleman… and the greatest burglar in the world.
An enemy to the rich; a friend to the poor – Arsène Lupin will stop at nothing until he gets what he wants. One of the best tropes of the gentleman thief and master of disguise along with raffles, Lupin was created in 1905 by French writer Maurice leblanc and first introduced in a series of short stories. These tales of derring-do sparkle with wit and adventure and are often considered the early template of the cool caper genres. Fans of Holmes, Raffles, the Saint, Blackshirt and Norman Conquest will be delighted to discover the original witty confidence man and burglar who often ends up solving crimes too.
This first volume begins with lupin’s arrest and the authorities have him behind bars… but the adventure is only just beginning.
About the Author
Maurice Leblanc (1864 – 1941) was a French novelist, best known as the creator of gentleman thief (later detective) Arsène Lupin.
Leblanc began as a journalist, until he was asked to write a short story filler, and created, more gallant and dashing than English counterpart Sherlock Holmes.
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