The Viceroy's Protegé; Or, a Prince of Swindlers

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Author: Guy Newell Boothby

Publisher: Hardpress Publishing

ISBN: 9781318532292

Category: History

Page: 316

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This is a reproduction of the original artefact. Generally these books are created from careful scans of the original. This allows us to preserve the book accurately and present it in the way the author intended. Since the original versions are generally quite old, there may occasionally be certain imperfections within these reproductions. We're happy to make these classics available again for future generations to enjoy!

A Prince of Swindlers

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Author: Guy Boothby

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101614382

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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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.

A Prince Of Swindlers The Viceroy's Protégé

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Author: Guy Boothby

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781078258692

Category:

Page: 118

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Introducing 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.

Prince of Swindlers

John Sadleir, M.P. 1813-1856

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Author: James O'Shea

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Ireland

Page: 510

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Late Victorian Crime Fiction in the Shadows of Sherlock

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Author: C. Clarke

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230390544

Category: Fiction

Page: 221

View: 9824

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

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

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 147940456X

Category: Fiction

Page: 1908

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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!