Arsene Lupin, Gentleman-Burglar

Arsene Lupin, Gentleman-Burglar

by Maurice Leblanc

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The suave adventures of a gentleman rogue—a French Thomas Crown Created by Maurice LeBlanc during the early twentieth century, Arsene Lupin is a witty confidence man and burglar, the Sherlock Holmes of crime. The poor and innocent have nothing to fear from him; often they profit from his spontaneous generosity. The rich and powerful, and the detective who tries to spoil his fun, however, must beware. They are the target of Arsene's mischief and tomfoolery. A masterful thief, his plans frequently evolve into elaborate capers, a precursor to such cinematic creations as Ocean's Eleven and The Sting.

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BN ID: 2940161330562
Publisher: Walrus Books Publisher
Publication date: 07/18/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 646,205
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Maurice Leblanc (1864 - 1941) was a French novelist, best known as the creator of gentleman thief (later detective) Arsène Lupin.

Leblanc began as a journalist, until he was asked to write a short story filler, and created, more gallant and dashing than English counterpart Sherlock Holmes.

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Arsene Lupin, Gentleman Burglar 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
todnarut on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A much loved childhood series. My parents apparently did not quite approve of the "gentleman thief." While they lined my bookshelf with the many adventures of Sherlock Holmes, I never received a single volume of Arsene Lupin. To get my fix, I had to have to live off the kindness of classmates, wolfing down chapters during recess and lunch periods. On occasions, I'd smuggle the illicit material home; reading under the threat of discovery made the experience all the more thrilling.My fixation may well have been spurred in resistance to parental control, but to my nine-year old eyes, Lupin was infinitely more suave and charming than the eccentric and not always likable Holmes. All the more pity it was then, to re-encounter the stories years later, post-college. Leblanc lacked Doyle's gift with constructing clever logic puzzles and making keen observations. Lupin's theatrics therefore came across as merely superficial, and the plot felt more contrived.Still. First love dies hard. So, 4 stars for old time's sake.