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Arsène Lupin, Gentleman-Thief - Michael Sims, Maurice Leblanc
Arsène Lupin, Gentleman-Thief
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The suave adventures of a gentleman rogue—a French Thomas Crown Created by Maurice LeBlanc during the early twentieth century, Arsène Lupin is a witty confidence man and burglar, the Sherlock Holmes of crime. The poor and innocent have nothing to fear from him; often they profit from his... show more
The suave adventures of a gentleman rogue—a French Thomas Crown Created by Maurice LeBlanc during the early twentieth century, Arsène Lupin is a witty confidence man and burglar, the Sherlock Holmes of crime. The poor and innocent have nothing to fear from him; often they profit from his spontaneous generosity. The rich and powerful, and the detective who tries to spoil his fun, however, must beware. They are the target of Arsène’s mischief and tomfoolery. A masterful thief, his plans frequently evolve into elaborate capers, a precursor to such cinematic creations as Ocean’s Eleven and The Sting. Sparkling with amusing banter, these stories—the best of the Lupin series—are outrageous, melodramatic, and literate.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780143104865 (0143104861)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 279
Edition language: English
Series: Arsène Lupin (#1)
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Calyre
Calyre rated it
Arsène Lupin, le fantaisiste gentleman qui n'opère que dans les châteaux et les salons, et qui, une nuit, où il avait pénétré chez le baron Schormann, en était parti les mains vides et avait laissé sa carte ornée de cette formule: "Arsène Lupin, gentleman-cambrioleur, reviendra quand les meubles ser...
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4.0 Arsene Lupin, Gentleman-Thief
I first read Maurice Leblanc's Arsène Lupin many many years ago as a teenager. I remember enjoying it but it was anything to write home about unlike Doyle's Holmes or Christie's Poirot which I did enjoy and was something to write home about. Fast forward to now. I think Lupin is more a grown up typ...
Familiar Diversions
Familiar Diversions rated it
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Maurice Leblanc's Arsene Lupin books are my favorite Project Gutenberg find. This is the second Lupin book I've read, and, although I don't think it was as good as The Extraordinary Adventures of Arsene Lupin, Gentleman-Burglar (which is actually a collection of short stories, rather than a novel), ...
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This is a collection of short stories featuring Arsene Lupin, Gentleman Thief. The Arrest of Arsene Lupin: A trans-Atlantic cruise ship gets a message saying that Arsene Lupin is on board, with a recent forearm wound and going by the name R-. The message gets cut off and hysteria grips the ship. ...
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wealhtheow rated it
The infamous thief Arsene Lupin is a sort of Scarlet Pimpernel crossed with Moriarty. It's a short, fast-paced detective story told from the investigator's perspective. Unfortunately, Lupin's identity is clear very early in the book, and the investigating is of the most rudimentry sort. Eventually w...
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