The Extraordinary Adventures of Arsene Lupin, Gentleman-Burglar (Paperback)

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The Extraordinary Adventures of Arsene Lupin, Gentleman-Burglar is the first collection of stories by Maurice Leblanc recounting the adventures of Ars ne Lupin. Containing the first eight stories depicting the character, each was first published in the French magazine Je sais tout following the first on 15 July 1905. The seventh features fictional English detective Herlock Sholmes. This early work by Maurice Leblanc was originally published in 1907 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. Maurice Marie mile Leblanc was born on 11th November 1864 in Rouen, Normandy, France. He was a novelist and writer of short stories, known primarily as the creator of the fictional gentleman thief and detective, Ars ne Lupin. From the start, Leblanc wrote both short crime stories and longer novels - and his lengthier tomes, heavily influenced by writers such as Flaubert and Maupassant, were critically admired, but met with little commercial success. Leblanc was largely considered little more than a writer of short stories for various French periodicals when the first Ars ne Lupin story appeared. It was published as a series of stories in the magazine 'Je Sais Trout', starting on 15th July, 1905. Clearly created at editorial request under the influence of, and in reaction to, the wildly successful Sherlock Holmes stories, the roguish and glamorous Lupin was a surprise success and Leblanc's fame and fortune beckoned. In total, Leblanc went on to write twenty-one Lupin novels or collections of short stories. On this success, he later moved to a beautiful country-side retreat in treat (in the Haute-Normandie region in north-western France), which today is a museum dedicated to the Ars ne Lupin books. He died in Perpignan (the capital of the Pyr n es-Orientales department in southern France) on 6th November 1941, at the age of seventy-six.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781473325210
ISBN-10: 1473325218
Publisher: White Press
Publication Date: February 11th, 2015
Pages: 260
Language: English