Raffles : The Amateur Cracksman

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The Ides of March/ A Costume Piece/ Gentlemen and Players/ Le Premier Pas/ Wilful Murder/ Nine Points of the Law/ The Return Match/ The Gift of the Emperor In these stories, Raffles, the public-school gentleman, mixes his aptitude for cricket with his passion for crime. Here we see Raffles stealing from the nouveau riche and outwitting the law, thieving diamonds and bowling like a demon, all with the help of his accomplice and ex-fag Bunny.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 128 x 192 x 22mm | 181.44g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • Revised edition
  • notes, further reading, chronology
  • 0141439335
  • 9780141439334
  • 2,107,834

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"One of the most remarkable triumphs of late nineteenth-century Romantic imagination"
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About E. W. Hornung

Ernest William Hornung (1866-1921) was educated at Uppingham School and married to Conan Doyle's sister, Connie. He spent two years in Australia as a private tutor and worked briefly as a Clerk in London before devoting his time to writing. He wrote several novels but his fame rests upon his creation of Raffles. Richard Lancelyn Green has edited several collections of Sherlock Holmes stories. He lives in London.
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