A Prince of Swindlers


Author: Guy Boothby

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101614382

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 9270

One of literature’s first, greatest, and most dastardly gentleman rogues finally joins the Penguin Classics crime list First published in 1900, A Prince of Swindlers introduces Simon Carne, a gentleman thief predating both E. W. Hornung’s A. J. Raffles and Maurice Leblanc’s Arsène Lupin. The British Viceroy first meets Carne while traveling in India. Charmed, he invites the reclusive hunchbacked scholar to London, little suspecting that his guest is actually an adventurer and a master of disguise. Carne—aided by his loyal butler, Belton—embarks on a crime spree, stealing from London’s richest citizens and then making fools of them by posing as a detective investigating the thefts. Now back in print after over a century, Guy Boothby’s tale promises to delight a new generation of crime fans. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Prince of Swindlers

John Sadleir, M.P. 1813-1856


Author: James O'Shea

Publisher: N.A


Category: Ireland

Page: 510

View: 6467

Late Victorian Crime Fiction in the Shadows of Sherlock


Author: C. Clarke

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230390544

Category: Fiction

Page: 221

View: 7409

This book investigates the development of crime fiction in the 1880s and 1890s, challenging studies of late-Victorian crime fiction which have given undue prominence to a handful of key figures and have offered an over-simplified analytical framework, thereby overlooking the generic, moral, and formal complexities of the nascent genre.

The Victorian Rogues MEGAPACK ®

28 Classic Tales


Author: Maurice Leblanc,Johnston McCulley,E.W. Hornung,William Hope Hodgson,O. Henry

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 147940456X

Category: Fiction

Page: 1908

View: 7483

Sure, you can root for Sherlock Holmes or Charlie Chan or Hugh Drummond. But I'll take a good old-fashioned rogue over the lot of 'em any day. Boston Blackie, A.J. Raffles, the Lone Wolf, Thubway Tham, Mr. Clackworthy, Arsene Lupin -- they all hold a curious fascination, dabbling as they do in crime and punishment! So take a walk on the seamy side of the Victorian era. (And yes, we are cheating with the dates a little bit. But we wanted to include a few latter-day rogues whose adventures are in the spirit of their Victorian compatriots.) All told, it's more than 1,900 pages of great reading! Included are: The Adventures of Colonel Clay, by Grant Allen THE EPISODE OF THE MEXICAN SEER THE EPISODE OF THE DIAMOND LINKS THE EPISODE OF THE OLD MASTER THE EPISODE OF THE TYROLEAN CASTLE THE EPISODE OF THE DRAWN GAME THE EPISODE OF THE GERMAN PROFESSOR THE EPISODE OF THE ARREST OF THE COLONEL THE EPISODE OF THE SELDON GOLD-MINE THE EPISODE OF THE JAPANNED DISPATCH-BOX THE EPISODE OF THE GAME OF POKER THE EPISODE OF THE BERTILLON METHOD THE EPISODE OF THE OLD BAILEY THE COUNT'S CHAUFFEUR, by William Le Queux BOSTON BLACKIE, by Jack Boyle THE CHAIR OF PHILANTHROMATHEMATICS, by O. Henry THUBWAY THAM, by Johnston McCulley THE EXTRAORDINARY ADVENTURES OF ARSÈNE LUPIN, GENTLEMAN-BURGLAR, by Maurice Leblanc THE LONE WOLF, by Louis Joseph Vance ALIAS THE LONE WOLF, by Louis Joseph Vance A ROGUE'S LIFE, by Wilkie Collins THE ADVENTURE OF THE SECOND SWAG, by Robert Barr JEFF PETERS AS A PERSONAL MAGNET, by O. Henry THE ASSASSINS' CLUB, by Gelett Burgess MR. CLACKWORTHY TELLS THE TRUTH, by Christopher B. Booth THE CLUE OF THE SILVER SPOONS, by Robert Barr JEM BINNEY AND THE SAFE AT LOCKWOOD HALL, by William Hope Hodgson A COSTUME PIECE, by E.W. Hornung CONSTANCE DUNLAP, by Arthur B. Reeve If you enjoy this book, search your favorite ebook store for "Wildside Press Megapack" to see the 170+ entries in the MEGAPACKTM series, covering science fiction, fantasy, horror, mysteries, westerns, classics, adventure stories, and much, much more!

Catherine the Great and Potemkin

The Imperial Love Affair


Author: Simon Sebag Montefiore

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0297866230

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 640

View: 8709

'One of the great love stories of history, in a league with Napoleon and Josephine, and Antony and Cleopatra ... Excellent, with dazzling mastery of detail and literary flair' Economist It was history's most successful political partnership - as sensual and fiery as it was creative and visionary. Catherine the Great was a woman of notorious passion and imperial ambition. Prince Potemkin - wildly flamboyant and sublimely talented - was the love of her life and her co-ruler. Together they seized Ukraine and Crimea, defining the Russian empire to this day. Their affair was so tumultuous that they negotiated an arrangement to share power, leaving Potemkin free to love his beautiful nieces, and Catherine her young male favourites. But these 'twin souls' never stopped loving each other. Drawing on their intimate letters and vast research, Simon Sebag Montefiore's enthralling, widely acclaimed biography restores these imperial partners to their rightful place as titans of their age.

Des Kaisers neue Kleider

Andersens Märchen


Author: Gisela Fischer,Hans Christian Andersen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 3815586305

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 20

View: 5466

Der eitle Kaiser lässt sich von zwei listigen Weibern reinlegen und spaziert am Ende mit unsichtbaren Kleidern durch die Stadt. Weitere Märchen in dieser Reihe: - Die Prinzessin auf der Erbse - Die Schneekönigin - Däumelinchen - Die kleine Meerjungfrau

Evenings with Prince Cambacérès

Second Consul, Arch-chancellor of the Empire ...


Author: Étienne Léon baron de Lamothe-Langon

Publisher: N.A


Category: France

Page: N.A

View: 6919

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twentieth Annual Collection


Author: Gardner Dozois

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 142990383X

Category: Fiction

Page: 672

View: 6347

Widely regarded as the one essential book for every science fiction fan, The Year's Best Science Fiction (Winner of the 2002 Locus Award for Best Anthology) continues to uphold its standard of excellence with more than two dozen stories representing the previous year's best SF writing. This year's volume includes Ian R. MacLeod, Nancy Kress, Greg Egan, Maureen F. McHugh, Robert Reed, Paul McAuley, Michael Swanwick, Robert Silverberg, Charles Stross, John Kessel, Gregory Benford and many other talented authors of SF, as well as thorough summations of the year and a recommended reading list.