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The Confessions of Arsène Lupin

An Adventure Story

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Author: Maurice LeBlanc
Published: 1912
Language: English
Wordcount: 67,824 / 212 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 89.4
LoC Category: PQ
Downloads: 6,384
Added to site: 2009.02.16
mnybks.net#: 23447
Origin: gutenberg.org

Ten new adventures in the career of this gentleman burglar are recounted in the ten chapters of this book. The titles are: Two hundred thousand francs reward; The wedding ring; The sign of the shadow; The infernal trap; The red silk scar; Shadowed by death; A tragedy in the forest of morgues; Lupin's marriage; The invisible prisoner; Edith Swanneck.

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l, low-storied house, of which the ground-floor was occupied by the proprietor of a dram-shop, who stood smoking in his doorway, next to the entrance-passage. Lupin asked if Mr. Hargrove was at home.

"Mr. Hargrove went out about half-an-hour ago," said the publican. "He seemed very much excited and took a taxi-cab, a thing he doesn't often do."

"And you don't know...."

"Where he was going? Well, there's no secret about it He shouted it loud enough! 'Prefecture of Police' is what he said to the driver...."

Lupin was himself just hailing a taxi, when he changed his mind; and I heard him mutter:

"What's the good? He's got too much start of us...."

He asked if any one called after Mr. Hargrove had gone.

"Yes, an old gentleman with a grey beard and spectacles. He went up to Mr. Hargrove's, rang the bell, and went away again."

"I am much obliged," said Lupin, touching his hat.

He walked away slowly without speaking to me, wearing a thoughtful air. There

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Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****
2012.04.19
Maria Wendt
*****

Every single one of these stories was stellar. Great plots, amazing characters, pithy lines. Lupin is my new hero (I know, I know, he's a burglar...). I read every single book about Lupin that Manybooks had. And if that doesn't speak for itself, I don't know what does. Definitely deserves five stars!


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