The Extraordinary Adventures of Arsène Lupin, Gentleman-Burglar

The Extraordinary Adventures of Arsène Lupin, Gentleman-Burglar

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The Extraordinary Adventures of Arsène Lupin, Gentleman-Burglar by Maurice LeBlanc

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1907

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The Extraordinary Adventures of Arsène Lupin, Gentleman-Burglar

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Original French title: Arsène Lupin, Gentleman Cambrioleur, also published as The Exploits of Arsène Lupin‎, and featuring Sherlock Holmes, aka "Herlock Sholmès."The Arrest of Arsène LupinArsène Lupin in PrisonThe Escape of Arsène LupinThe Mysterious TravellerThe Queen's NecklaceThe Seven of HeartsMadame Imbert's SafeThe Black PearlSherlock Holmes Arrives Too Late

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Rozaine, gloomy and reserved, and thought of the double role that he was playing, I accorded him a certain measure of admiration.

On the following evening, the officer on deck duty heard groans emanating from the darkest corner of the ship. He approached and found a man lying there, his head enveloped in a thick gray scarf and his hands tied together with a heavy cord. It was Rozaine. He had been assaulted, thrown down and robbed. A card, pinned to his coat, bore these words: "Arsène Lupin accepts with pleasure the ten thousand francs offered by Mon. Rozaine." As a matter of fact, the stolen pocket-book contained twenty thousand francs.

Of course, some accused the unfortunate man of having simulated this attack on himself. But, apart from the fact that he could not have bound himself in that manner, it was established that the writing on the card was entirely different from that of Rozaine, but, on the contrary, resembled the handwriting of Arsène Lupin as it was reproduced in an o

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This is the first of Lupin's books. Here, the character is introduced, and his exploits as an international bandit, are best shown.
I read it about 40 years ago. I cannot guess whether these stories would sound today as engrossing as they were to me. But give them a try; after all, Arsene Lupin is the grandfather, and in a sense the greatest, of all white-glove thieves.
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