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The Eight Strokes of the Clock By Maurice Leblanc
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These adventures were told to me in the old days by Arsène Lupin, as though they had happened to a friend of his, named Prince Rénine. As for me, considering the way in which they were... More > conducted, the actions, the behaviour and the very character of the hero, I find it very difficult not to identify the two friends as one and the same person. Arsène Lupin is gifted with a powerful imagination and is quite capable of attributing to himself adventures which are not his at all and of disowning those which are really his. The reader will judge for himself.< Less
The Eight Strokes of the Clock By Maurice Leblanc
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These adventures were told to me in the old days by Arsène Lupin, as though they had happened to a friend of his, named Prince Rénine. As for me, considering the way in which they were... More > conducted, the actions, the behaviour and the very character of the hero, I find it very difficult not to identify the two friends as one and the same person. Arsène Lupin is gifted with a powerful imagination and is quite capable of attributing to himself adventures which are not his at all and of disowning those which are really his. The reader will judge for himself.< Less
Arsene Lupin By Maurice Leblanc
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Arsène Lupin is a 2004 French crime-adventure film, based on the iconic series of novels created by Maurice Leblanc, directed by Jean-Paul Salomé and stars Romain Duris, Eva Green and... More > Kristin Scott Thomas. It was a co-production of France, Spain, Italy and The United Kingdom.The film follows gentleman thief Arsène Lupin from a small boy, through the death of his father, and his later years when he meets the strange woman, Joséphine, who appears to be immortal and uses a hypnotic drug to enslave people to her will. Arsène's ethos is to steal from the rich and deserving crooks. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ars%C3%A8ne_Lupin_(2004_film) Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less
The Extraordinary Adventures of Arsène Lupin, Gentleman-Burglar By Maurice Leblanc
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Arsène Lupin, Gentleman Burglar is a collection of stories by Maurice Leblanc recounting the adventures of Arsène Lupin. The first story of this collection was published in July 1905 in... More > the magazine Je sais tout, marking the first appearance of Arsène Lupin. The success of this story encouraged Maurice Leblanc to write several new ones. The collection was released on 10 June 1907.< Less
The Crystal Stopper By Maurice Leblanc
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The Crystal Stopper is a mystery novel by Maurice Leblanc featuring the adventures of the gentleman thief Arsène Lupin. The novel appeared in serial form in the French newspaper Le Journal... More > from September to November 1912 and was released as a novel subsequently. Maurice Leblanc was inspired by the infamous Panama scandals of 1892 and 1893. The novel borrows from Edgar Allan Poe's short story The Purloined Letter the idea of hiding an object in plain sight.During a burglary at the home of Deputy Daubrecq a crime is committed and two accomplices of Arsène Lupin are arrested by the police. One is guilty of the crime, the other innocent but both will be sentenced to death. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Crystal_Stopper Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less
Arsene Lupin Versus Herlock Sholmes By Maurice Leblanc
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Arsène Lupin vs. Sherlock Sholmes is a collection of two adventures of Arsène Lupin, written by Maurice Leblanc. These adventures feature a match of wits between Lupin and Herlock... More > Sholmes, a transparent reference to Sherlock Holmes, the hero of Conan Doyle's detective stories. The collection was translated into English as Arsène Lupin versus Holmlock Shears in England and The Blonde Lady in the United States.< Less
The Extraordinary Adventures of Arsène Lupin, Gentleman-Burglar By Maurice Leblanc
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A contemporary of Arthur Conan Doyle, Maurice Leblanc (1864-1941) was the creator of the character of gentleman thief Arsène Lupin who, in France, has enjoyed a popularity as long-lasting and... More > considerable as Sherlock Holmes in the English-speaking world. This is the delightful first of twenty volumes in the Arsène Lupin series written by Leblanc himself. In an unprecedented act of literary pastiche and cross-over, Sherlock Holmes and Lupin actually meet, briefly in this first volume, and more substantially in the next. But after legal objections from Conan Doyle, the name was changed to “Herlock Sholmes.”< Less
Arsène Lupin Versus Herlock Sholmes By Maurice LeBlanc
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Arsène Lupin Versus Herlock Sholmes is a collection of two adventures of Arsène Lupin, written by Maurice Leblanc. These adventures feature a match of wits between Lupin and Herlock... More > Sholmes, a transparent reference to Sherlock Holmes, the hero of Conan Doyle's detective stories. It follows the appearance of Arsène Lupin, Gentleman Burglar, in which Sherlock Holmes also makes an appearance in "Sherlock Holmes Arrives Too Late". The collection was translated into English as Arsène Lupin versus Holmlock Shears in England and The Blonde Lady in the United States. The two stories were initially published in the magazine Je sais tout from November 1906. The first story, The Blonde Lady, was published from November 1906 to April 1907, while the second, The Jewish Lamp, appeared in September and October 1907. The collection of these two stories was published with modifications in February 1908, and in 1914, another edition appeared with further modifications. The English translations appeared in 1910.< Less
The Hollow Needle; Further adventures of Arsene Lupin By Maurice Leblanc
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Major Maurice Le Blanc-Smith DFC (23 February 1896 – 29... More > October 1986) was a British World War I flying ace credited with seven aerial victories.Le Blanc-Smith's great-grandfather was Henry Le Blanc (1776-1855), born in Cavenham, Suffolk, one of 13 children of Thomas Le Blanc (1743–1801) and Felicia, née Pelham (1747–1840). The Le Blanc's trace their ancestry back to France. In 1792 Henry joined the 71st (Highland) Regiment of Foot and served in India, Scotland, Ireland and South Africa, before losing a leg to a Spanish cannonball while serving as a major in the Expedition to the Río de la Plata in 1806. He was invalided home to serve as lieutenant colonel of the 5th Royal Veteran Battalion in Guernsey, then as Captain of Invalids and Hospital Major at the Royal Hospital Chelsea. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maurice_Leblanc-Smith< Less
The Extraordinary Adventures of Arsene Lupin - Gentleman Burglar By Maurice Leblanc
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Arsène Lupin is a fictional character who appears in a book series of detective fiction / crime fiction novels written by French writer Maurice Leblanc. A contemporary of Sir Arthur Conan... More > Doyle, Maurice Leblanc was the creator of the character of gentleman thief Arsène Lupin who, in Francophone countries, has enjoyed a popularity as long-lasting and considerable as Sherlock Holmes in the English-speaking world. Indeed Sherlock Holmes makes an appearance in this book. Arsène Lupin is often a force for good, while operating on the wrong side of the law. Those whom Lupin defeats, always with his characteristic Gallic style and panache, are worse villains than he. There are twenty volumes in the Arsène Lupin series written by Leblanc himself and this original versions is considered the masterpiece of the series.< Less