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1. No hero
 
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2. The amateur cracksman
 
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3. Mr. Justice Raffles
 
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4. Stingaree
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5. Witching hill
 
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6. The thousandth woman
 
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7. Tiny Luttrell
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8. At large: a novel
 
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9. Denis Dent; a novel
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10. The boss of Taroomba
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11. Some persons unknown
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12. The camera fiend
 
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13. A thief in the night: further
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14. The young guard
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15. Fathers of men
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16. The shadow of the rope
 
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17. Raffles: further adventures of
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18. The shadow of a man ..
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19. My lord duke [a novel]
 
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20. Dead men tell no tales

1. No hero
by E W. 1866-1921 Hornung
Paperback: 222 Pages (2010-08-05)
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General Books publication date: 2009Original publication date: 1903Original Publisher: C. Scribner's SonsSubjects: Computers / Programming Languages / GeneralFiction / GeneralFiction / Action ... Read more


2. The amateur cracksman
by E W. 1866-1921 Hornung
 Paperback: 324 Pages (2010-09-08)
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Asin: 1171768796
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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This book an EXACT reproduction of the original book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words.This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Raffles is No Holmes
Around 1900, E.W. Hornung's Raffles stories were hugely popular in England. Raffles was an English gentleman who was also an amateur safe-cracker and all-around burglar with the aid of his somewhat reluctant junior partner "Bunny".

Raffles and Bunny have been compared to Holmes and Watson and for good reason. Hornung's sister was married to Arthur Conan Doyle and acknowledged his debt to his better-known in-law. Taking the role of Watson, Bunny authored the recollections of Raffles' criminal exploits (necessarily published after-the-fact, however). Whereas Bunny clung (somewhat unsuccessfully) to Victorian morality, Raffles' genius could be not be bounded by mere social custom. Raffles, however, was not evil; he just enjoyed high living and supporting that life style by stealing jewels from indolent rich people struck him as entirely reasonable.

Raffles, by the way, was gentleman by merit, that is, he was a world class cricket player, but did not have the family background or personal wealth to be otherwise qualified as a gentleman. At the time, this manner of entering the British elite was quite new. Only twenty years earlier, being a well-known athlete would scarcely have opened the doors to the social elite. Indeed, merely having money would not have pried open the doors either. The doors opened to such parvenus only in the aftermath of the agricultural depression that devastated the economic power of the land-based aristocracy (followed shortly by declines in their social and political power). See the excellent history The Decline and Fall of the British Aristocracy by David Cannadine.

Like Doyle with Holmes, Hornung tried to kill off Raffles only to bring him back in response to popular demand. Unlike Holmes, the Raffles stories quickly faded from prominence. This decline in popularity may have been partially due to lingering Victorian unease with the antihero. In my mind it was also at least partially due to the fact that the stories, while quite entertaining, are not as good as the Holmes tales. Recommended.

4-0 out of 5 stars Raffles and Bunny
This book is a reproduction (including printing errors) of a book originally published in 1907.It collects short stories about A.J. Raffles, "The Amateur Cracksman".Raffles is a gentleman and a cricket player, who supports himself by carrying out ingenious burglaries.His stories are told by his accomplace "Bunny".There are eight stories here, ending with a story in which Raffles and Bunny are finally arrested.That was probably the author's attempt to end the series, but he later wrote more Raffles stories due to popular demand.These stories are quite entertaining.

5-0 out of 5 stars Evil thieving Sherlock Holmes
Yep this book pretty much gives you a take on what would happen if genius detective Sherlock Holmes were instead genius cat burglar Justice Raffles.Raffles commits high collar petty theft for fun and profit.He steals jewelry etc and uses his connections as a gentleman to sniff out new opportunities.At one point as he describes the many middle men involved in reselling a piece of stolen jewelry as he explains to Bunny how crime doesn't pay - financially anyway.Often he steals something just because of the challenge involved in stealing it, which leads to interesting and varied stories for us to read.Bunny is his unwitting and later witting accomplice.He narrates the stories, as a sort of Watson to Raffles' Holmes.

These were very charming stories.If you like Sherlock Holmes and other victorian fiction then you will probably like these.

5-0 out of 5 stars Evil thieving Sherlock Holmes
Yep this book pretty much gives you a take on what would happen if genius detective Sherlock Holmes were instead genius cat burglar Justice Raffles.Raffles commits high collar petty theft for fun and profit.He steals jewelry etc and uses his connections as a gentleman to sniff out new opportunities.At one point as he describes the many middle men involved in reselling a piece of stolen jewelry as he explains to Bunny how crime doesn't pay - financially anyway.Often he steals something just because of the challenge involved in stealing it, which leads to interesting and varied stories for us to read.Bunny is his unwitting and later witting accomplice.He narrates the stories, as a sort of Watson to Raffles' Holmes.

These were very charming stories.If you like Sherlock Holmes and other victorian fiction then you will probably like these.

5-0 out of 5 stars Evil thieving Sherlock Holmes
Yep this book pretty much gives you a take on what would happen if genius detective Sherlock Holmes were instead genius cat burglar Justice Raffles.Raffles commits high collar petty theft for fun and profit.He steals jewelry etc and uses his connections as a gentleman to sniff out new opportunities.At one point as he describes the many middle men involved in reselling a piece of stolen jewelry as he explains to Bunny how crime doesn't pay - financially anyway.Often he steals something just because of the challenge involved in stealing it, which leads to interesting and varied stories for us to read.Bunny is his unwitting and later witting accomplice.He narrates the stories, as a sort of Watson to Raffles' Holmes.

These were very charming stories.If you like Sherlock Holmes and other victorian fiction then you will probably like these. ... Read more


3. Mr. Justice Raffles
by E W. 1866-1921 Hornung
 Paperback: 332 Pages (2010-09-09)
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Asin: 1171823851
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Raffles had vanished from the face of the townand even I had no conception of his whereabouts until he cabled to me to meet the 7.31 at Charing Cross next night. That was on the Tuesday before the ┬┐Varsity matchor a full fortnight after his mysterious disappearance. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Cricketers and Usurers andYoung Ladies, Oh My!
For those following the exploits of A.J. Raffles & his amanuensis, the faithful Bunny Manders, this novel-length edition is a great augmentation to the Raffles oeuvre.Raffles finds his young friend, Teddy Garland, in embarrassed financial straits.Through extricating Teddy, Raffles & the inexorable Bunny find themselves matching wits with Dan Levy, a notorious loan shark.This incident proves to be a catalyst to the series of thrilling events which pit Dan Levy, a cunning foe, against our staunch anti-hero, Raffles.

Though mired by the heavy-handed Victorian anti-semitism embodied in the characterization (one may even say caricature) of Levy, the book, if considered in the light of the prevalent contemporary culture, is an enjoyable ride through the flipside of Holmesian England. If you can stomach the equivalent treatment of Shylock in "The Merchant of Venice", then you are prepared for the rife prejudice of Hornung's portrayal of Dan Levy.

This addition to the Raffles series also features a far more profound romantic side to Raffles than seen earlier in his dalliance with the young German lady in "The Gift of the Emperor."

All in all, a suspenseful volume worthy of the legend of Raffles.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great criminal from Conan Doyle's brother-in-law
H. R. F. Keating wrote (in Henderson's Crime & Mystery Writers) "I put E. W. Hornung's stories about A. J. Raffles, gentleman cracksman, squarely besides the Holmes tales of Conan Doyle (Hornung's brother-in-law). Both sets of stories seem to me to have that feeling of absolute rightness, perhaps the surest way of distinguishing that hard to define thing, 'the classic.'" ... Read more


4. Stingaree
by E W. 1866-1921 Hornung
 Paperback: 306 Pages (2010-09-11)
list price: US$29.75 -- used & new: US$23.16
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Asin: 117241002X
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This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923.This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process.We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book. ... Read more


5. Witching hill
by E W. 1866-1921 Hornung
Paperback: 316 Pages (2010-08-25)
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Asin: 1177712075
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This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words.This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book. ... Read more


6. The thousandth woman
by E W. 1866-1921 Hornung
 Paperback: 262 Pages (2010-09-10)
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Asin: 1172298734
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This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words.This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book. ... Read more


7. Tiny Luttrell
by E W. 1866-1921 Hornung
 Paperback: 374 Pages (2010-09-10)
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Asin: 1172301530
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This scarce antiquarian book is a selection from Kessinger Publishings Legacy Reprint Series. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment to protecting, preserving, and promoting the worlds literature. Kessinger Publishing is the place to find hundreds of thousands of rare and hard-to-find books with something of interest for everyone! ... Read more


8. At large: a novel
by E W. 1866-1921 Hornung
Paperback: 386 Pages (2010-08-21)
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Asin: 1177589540
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This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923.This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process.We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book. ... Read more


9. Denis Dent; a novel
by E W. 1866-1921 Hornung
 Paperback: 340 Pages (2010-09-08)
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This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923.This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process.We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book. ... Read more


10. The boss of Taroomba
by E W. 1866-1921 Hornung
Paperback: 278 Pages (2010-07-28)
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Asin: 1176220632
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This scarce antiquarian book is a selection from Kessinger Publishings Legacy Reprint Series. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment to protecting, preserving, and promoting the worlds literature. Kessinger Publishing is the place to find hundreds of thousands of rare and hard-to-find books with something of interest for everyone! ... Read more


11. Some persons unknown
by E W. 1866-1921 Hornung
Paperback: 292 Pages (2010-08-08)
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Asin: 1176991930
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The book has no illustrations or index. It may have numerous typos or missing text. However, purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original rare book from the publisher's website (GeneralBooksClub.com). You can also preview excerpts of the book there. Purchasers are also entitled to a free trial membership in the General Books Club where they can select from more than a million books without charge. Original Publisher: C. Scribner's sons; Publication date: 1898; Subjects: History / General; Law / General; Law / Administrative Law ... Read more


12. The camera fiend
by E W. 1866-1921 Hornung
Paperback: 374 Pages (2010-08-30)
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Ernest William Hornung (1866-1921) was an English author. He spent most of his life in England and France, but in 1884 left for Australia and stayed for two years. Although his Australian experience had been so short, it coloured most of his literary work from A Bride from the Bush (1890), to Old Offenders and a Few Old Scores (1923) which appeared after his death. He published the poems Bond and Free and Wooden Crosses in The Times. The character of A. J. Raffles, a "gentleman thief", first appeared in Cassell's Magazine in 1898 and the stories were later collected as The Amateur Cracksman (1899). After Hornung spent time in the trenches with the troops in France, he published Notes of a Camp-Follower on the Western Front in 1919, a detailed account of his time there. His other works include: Dead Men Tell No Tales (1899), The Black Mask (1901), No Hero (1903), A Thief in the Night: A Book of Raffles' Adventures (1905) and Mr. Justice Raffles (1909). ... Read more


13. A thief in the night: further adventures of A. J. Raffles, cricketer and craftsman
by E W. 1866-1921 Hornung
 Paperback: 316 Pages (2010-09-10)
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Asin: 1172298459
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This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words.This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book. ... Read more


14. The young guard
by E W. 1866-1921 Hornung
Paperback: 62 Pages (2010-08-20)
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Asin: 1177571498
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15. Fathers of men
by E W. 1866-1921 Hornung
Paperback: 390 Pages (2010-08-19)
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Asin: 1177441535
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This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words.This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book. ... Read more


16. The shadow of the rope
by E W. 1866-1921 Hornung
Paperback: 400 Pages (2010-08-13)
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Asin: 1177201976
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free.This is an OCR edition with typos.Excerpt from book:CHAPTER IIINAME AND NATUREThe prisoner's evidence concluded with a perfectly simple if somewhat hesitating account of her own doings during the remainder of the night of her husband's murder. That story has already been told in greater detail than could be extracted even by the urbane but deadly cross-examiner who led for the Crown. A change had come over the manner in which Rachel was giving her evidence; it was as though her strength and nerve were failing her together, and henceforth the words had to be put into her mouth. Curiously enough, the change in Mrs. Minchin's demeanour was almost coincident with the single and rather sinister display of feeling upon the part of the white-haire'd gentleman who had followed every word of the case. On the whole, however, her story bore the stamp of truth; and a half-apologetic but none the less persistent cross-examination left it scarcely less convincing than before.There was one independent witness for the defence, in addition to the experts in photography and chains. The landlady of the house at which Rachel called, in the early morning, on her way home with the cab, wasabout five minutes in the witness-box, but in those five minutes she supplied the defence with one of its strongest arguments. It was at least conceivable that a woman who had killed her husband might coolly proceed to pack her trunk, and thereafter fetch the cab which was to remove herself and her effects from the scene of the tragedy. But was it credible that a woman of so much presence of mind, to whom every minute might make the difference between life and death, would, having found her cab, actually drive out of her way to inquire after a sick friend, or even a dying lover, before going home to pick up her luggage and to ascertain whether her crime was... ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars I loved this story
The first reviewer tempted me into buying this book for my Kindle, and I am glad.I love the story, the Australian setting, very well done. Reminds me somewhat of H. Ryder Haggard. I have bought other Hornung stories for my Kindle.

5-0 out of 5 stars Good Book
I intend to read all of Hornung's work.I don't think that this is his best work but it is a good read.Well worth the $1. ... Read more


17. Raffles: further adventures of the amateur cracksman
by E W. 1866-1921 Hornung
 Paperback: 282 Pages (2010-09-07)
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Asin: 1171599374
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Said Raffles: I tell you I am dead; and my one terror is of coming to life again by accident. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Great criminal from Conan Doyle's brother-in-law
H. R. F. Keating wrote (in Henderson's Crime & Mystery Writers) "I put E. W. Hornung's stories about A. J. Raffles, gentleman cracksman, squarely besides the Holmes tales of Conan Doyle (Hornung's brother-in-law). Both sets of stories seem to me to have that feeling of absolute rightness, perhaps the surest way of distinguishing that hard to define thing, 'the classic.'" ... Read more


18. The shadow of a man ..
by E W. 1866-1921 Hornung
Paperback: 242 Pages (2010-08-06)
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Asin: 1176980645
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General Books publication date: 2009Original publication date: 1901Original Publisher: C. Scribner's SonsSubjects: Fiction / Mystery ... Read more


19. My lord duke [a novel]
by E W. 1866-1921 Hornung
Paperback: 314 Pages (2010-08-04)
list price: US$29.75 -- used & new: US$21.40
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Asin: 1176863053
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20. Dead men tell no tales
by E W. 1866-1921 Hornung
 Paperback: 282 Pages (2010-09-08)
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Asin: 1171787375
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