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Raffles - E.W. Hornung, Robert Giddings
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The original and still popular tales of a gentleman by day, a master burglar by night.
The original and still popular tales of a gentleman by day, a master burglar by night.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781843548546 (1843548542)
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Pages no: 165
Edition language: English
Series: A.J. Raffles, The Gentleman Thief (#1)
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bookaneer rated it
3.0 Arsène Lupin from the other side of the channel
~~Moved from GR 8/290 left!~~ Raffles: The Amateur Cracksman by E.W. Hornung The Raffles stories are basically the British version of Arsene Lupin: they feature a hyperintelligent Sherlock Holmes-like character who uses his skills to transgress the law rather than defend it. However, Raffles' ad...
modusa rated it
the idea of raffles, the gentleman thief, obverse of the legendary sherlock holmes, gentleman detective (the creation of hornung's esteemed brother-in-law arthur conan doyle), thrills me. and i can't say i don't normally adore the idea of working outside the law to balance the scales of justice -- i...
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Nessa's Thoughts rated it
Harry 'Bunny' Manders hasn't been enamoured with the way his life has been going. In fact, he wishes to end it all. He's in terrible debt, and unsure about his future. Enter Arthur J. Raffles, Bunny's old school chum from his public school days, an upperclassman whom he looks up to and respects. Ove...
chapterseldomread rated it
Nothing particularly wrong with this but it just didn't appeal to me in the end.
wealhtheow rated it
recommended to me as: "They're basically Sherlock and Watson, but criminals. It's awesome. http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/706To make the Raffles books even better - not only are they basically Holmes and Watson but criminals; Hornung was ACD's brother-in-law, and Raffles and Bunny were pretty much ...
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