Raffles the Amateur Cracksman

Raffles the Amateur Cracksman

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Gentleman thief Raffles is daring, debonair, devilishly handsome - and a first-class cricketer. In these eight stories the master burglar indulges his passion for cricket and crime: thieving jewels from a country house, outwitting the law, stealing from the nouveau riche and, of course, bowling like a demon - all with the assistance of his plucky sidekick Bunny. Encouraged by a suggestion from his brother-in-law Arthur Conan Doyle to write a series about a public-school villain, and influenced by his own days at Uppingham, Ernest Hornung created a unique form of crime story, where, in stealing as in sport, it is playing the game that counts, and there is always honour among thieves.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 260 pages
  • United States
  • English
  • Large type / large print
  • large type edition
  • 0792701577
  • 9780792701576

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1,788 ratings
3.59 out of 5 stars
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4 34% (611)
3 32% (580)
2 11% (192)
1 2% (41)
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