Arsene Lupin in The Eight Strokes of the Clock
  • Arsene Lupin in The Eight Strokes of the Clock
  • Arsene Lupin in The Eight Strokes of the Clock
  • Arsene Lupin in The Eight Strokes of the Clock
ISBN: 0809531429
EAN13: 9780809531424
Language: English
Release Date: Sep 14, 2003
Pages: 168
Dimensions: 0.5" H x 8.9" L x 6" W
Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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The Eight Strokes of the Clock is a collection of eight short stories by Maurice Leblanc. The stories have his most famous creation, Ars ne Lupin, gentleman-thief, as the main character. The eight stories, even though independent, have a leading thread: Lupin, under the name of Serge R nine, trying to conquer the heart of a young lady, solving eight mysteries on the way. This early work by Maurice Leblanc was originally published in 1922 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. Maurice Marie mile Leblanc was born on 11th November 1864 in Rouen, Normandy, France. He was a novelist and writer of short stories, known primarily as the creator of the fictional gentleman thief and detective, Ars ne Lupin. From the start, Leblanc wrote both short crime stories and longer novels - and his lengthier tomes, heavily influenced by writers such as Flaubert and Maupassant, were critically admired, but met with little commercial success. Leblanc was largely considered little more than a writer of short stories for various French periodicals when the first Ars ne Lupin story appeared. It was published as a series of stories in the magazine 'Je Sais Trout', starting on 15th July, 1905. Clearly created at editorial request under the influence of, and in reaction to, Read More chevron_right

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