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Hornung, E. W. (Ernest William) 1866-1921

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Works: 340 works in 1,402 publications in 9 languages and 16,686 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Adventure stories  Detective and mystery stories  Parodies, imitations, etc  Juvenile works  Short stories 
Roles: Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PR6015.O687, 823.8
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The amateur cracksman by E. W Hornung ( )
78 editions published between 1899 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
First published in 1899, The Amateur Cracksman was the first collection of stories detailing the exploits and intrigues of gentleman thief A.J. Raffles in late Victorian England. Raffles was E.W. Hornung's most famous character. Popular in its day, the book led to three later works: The Black Mask and A Thief in the Night, both collections of short stories, and Mr. Justice Raffles, a complete novel. In public a popular sportsman
Dead men tell no tales by E. W Hornung ( )
49 editions published between 1897 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 2,245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An English author who gained fame with a series of novels about a raffish but lovable thief named Arthur J. Raffles, Ernest William Hornung also tried his hand at mystery and detective fiction, perhaps inspired by his brother-in-law, Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of master detective Sherlock Holmes. In Dead men tell no tales, Hornung spins a yarn that starts out with a love affair that blossoms on a boat journey, but soon turns deadly. A must-read for lovers of classic detective fiction
Raffles further adventures of the amateur cracksman by E. W Hornung ( )
44 editions published between 1901 and 2014 in English and Indonesian and held by 1,683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sophisticated mayhem from a master of crime fiction Since his friend and partner in crime, A. J. Raffles, jumped into the Mediterranean, Bunny Manders has scraped along as best he can. At Raffles’s side, he was witness to, and participant in, the most ingenious burglaries the underworld had ever seen. Without him, Bunny is a struggling ex-convict, so down on his luck that he answers an ad seeking a male nurse and companion for a notoriously rude invalid. But when he lights the old man’s Sullivan cigarette and sees a perfect smoke ring float into the air, Bunny cries out in delight. Raffles is back, and ready for adventure. In the second installment in E. W. Hornung’s crackerjack crime series, England’s greatest jewel thief is up to all of his old tricks and many ingenious new ones—none so spectacular as turning Queen Victoria herself into an accomplice. This ebook features a new introduction by Otto Penzler and has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices
Mr. Justice Raffles by E. W Hornung ( )
50 editions published between 1900 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
First published in 1909, A Thief in the Night is the first novel detailing the exploits and intrigues of gentleman thief A. J. Raffles in late Victorian England. The novel is a darker work than the three preceding short story collections (The Amateur Cracksman, The Black Mask and A Thief in the Night.) In it a more cynical Raffles finds a corrupt moneylender, Mister Brigstock, is entrapping the young sons of the wealthy with exorbitant interest on his loans, and its up to Raffles to teach him a lesson
The black mask further adventures of the amateur cracksman by E. W Hornung ( )
19 editions published between 1901 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,043 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gentleman thief A.J. Raffles and Bunny, his friend and accomplice, continue their adventures ... In the story of NO SINECURE, Bunny, believing that Raffles is dead, prepares to face the world alone ... until he answers an advertisement in the newspaper ... Then, in TO CATCH A THIEF, a series of audacious jewel robberies are suffered by those in the smartest homes of London high society. For once, however, the cracksman is not A.J. Raffles. And, in AN OLD FLAME, Raffles is confronted by Jacques Saillard - a woman who happens to be a formidable combatant
A thief in the night a book of Raffle's adventures by E. W Hornung ( )
4 editions published between 1905 and 2012 in English and held by 952 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
First published in 1905, A Thief in the Night is the third collection of stories detailing the exploits and intrigues of gentleman thief A. J. Raffles in late Victorian England. In public a popular sportsman, in private a cunning burglar with a weakness for valuable jewelery, Arthur Raffles, with the help of his side-kick Bunny Manders, always manages to thwart the investigations of Scotland Yard's Inspector Mackenzie. Popular in its day, this is the last collection of short stories about E. W. Hornung's most famous character - followed only by a novel, Mr. Justice Raffles
Raffles, the amateur cracksman by E. W Hornung ( Book )
67 editions published between 1899 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gentleman thief Raffles and his sidekick Harry "Bunny" Masters attempt a series of thefts: but will they get away with it?
Stingaree by E. W Hornung ( Book )
55 editions published between 1890 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A mysterious stranger appears at a secluded compound in the Australian outback. Gallant and sophisticated, it is clear that his past is at odds with his current situation. Where did he come from, and why has he condemned himself to such a primitive existence? Find out in E. W. Hornung's thrilling Stingaree
The complete short stories of Raffles--the amateur cracksman by E. W Hornung ( Book )
7 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The shadow of the rope by E. W Hornung ( Book )
49 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in English and German and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Rachel Minchin stands in the dock, accused of murdering the dissolute husband she was preparing to leave. The trial is sensational, and public opinion vehemently and almost universally against her. When the jury astonishes and outrages the world with a vedict of Not Guilty, Rachel quickly finds herself in need of protection. It comes in the form of a surprising offer of marriage from a mysterious stranger who has sat through every day of her trial. The marriage to this intriguing stranger, Mr. Steel, is by mutual agreement to be a platonic one, the only condition of which is that neither is ever to question the other about the past. The two travel to Steel's remote country estate, where Rachel accidentally discovers that her second husband's past was somehow intertwined with her first husband's history - but how, exactly, and why he determined to marry her, Steel will not say. As her doubts about her husband increase, local busybodies threaten to unearth Rachel's own past. And that is the least of the secrets that comes to light as this entertaining mystery unfolds."--Librivox.org
A thief in the night : further adventures of A.J. Raffles, cricketer and craftsman by E. W Hornung ( Book )
26 editions published between 1905 and 1910 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A thief in the night by E. W Hornung ( Book )
32 editions published between 1872 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In these stories of late Victorian England, Raffles is a gentleman thief, and with his friend, Bunny, commits daring burglaries. In The criminologists' club, students of crime invite Raffles and Bunny to dinner, ostensibly to discuss crime in sport. But with his usual insouciance, Raffles senses an opportunity for some amusement. Then, in A trap to catch a cracksman, America's champion heavyweight boxer invents a trap to catch the cleverest cracksman and issues an irresistible challenge to Raffles. And in The last word, a chance meeting, with an old and very dear friend, changes the whole course of Bunny's life"--P. [4] of cover
Raffles by David Fletcher ( Book )
48 editions published between 1900 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Raffles is a public-school cad and master burglar, with an aptitude for cricket and a passion for crime - a loveable rogue who steals from the rich not to give to the poor, but rather to subsidize his own splendid lifestyle (he has an unimpeachable address at Albany in St James'). Along with his sidekick - his former schoolmate and fellow gambler Harry 'Bunny' Masters - he embarks on a series of thefts ... but will they get away with it? Raffles, the scoundrel-in-an-evening-suit, is an irresistible alternative to Sherlock Holmes!
No hero by E. W Hornung ( Book )
22 editions published between 1901 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An Eton boy escapes from his mother's influence and falls in love with a woman who is believed to be an adventuress. A friend of the mother follows the lad to a Swiss hotel where he tries to disillusion the lad
Witching Hill by E. W Hornung ( Book )
25 editions published between 1913 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Generations ago the evil nobleman Lord Mulcaster lived on the Witching Hill estate. Now everyone who comes to live in the suburban villas erected on the subdivided estate succumb to the curse of Mulcaster's bad deeds, and are driven to evil acts. Uvo Delavoye, an indirect descendent of Mulcaster, has to work out the reasons behind the crimes and tragedies committed on the estate
Raffles : a thief in the night by E. W Hornung ( Book )
5 editions published between 1905 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The narrator returns to the early days of his friendship with Raffles, the high society villain. He paints the "first frank portrait" of his friend which reveals "the greatest wrong" that Raffles ever did to him
The camera fiend by E. W Hornung ( Book )
24 editions published between 1911 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Teenager Tony Upton, beset by a chronic case of asthma, has lived a sheltered, quiet life, tucked away from the world and left mostly to his own devices. But everything changes one day when what starts out as a humdrum trip to the doctor takes a rapid detour. Our hero takes a liking to an unusual camera he spies in a store window, and that chance sighting sets into a motion a series of strange and mysterious events
The crime doctor by E. W Hornung ( Book )
24 editions published between 1914 and 2014 in English and German and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Author E. W. Hornung is perhaps best remembered for creating the unforgettably raffish criminal mastermind, Raffles. In the novel The Crime Doctor, Hornung flips the script and takes a hard look at crime from the other side of the equation. Doctor John Dollar is a learned scholar and practitioner who becomes obsessed with the idea of preventing criminal behavior before it takes hold -- and he''s willing to take extreme measures to fulfill his objective
Fathers of men by E. W Hornung ( Book )
24 editions published between 1912 and 1929 in 3 languages and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The collected Raffles stories by E. W Hornung ( Book )
4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Hornung
Hornung, E. W.
Hornung, E.-W. 1866-1921
Hornung, E. W. (Ernest William)
Hornung, E. W. (Ernst William), 1866-1921
Hornung, Ernest W. 1866-1921
Hornung, Ernest Wilhelm 1866-1921
Hornung, Ernest William
Hornung, Ernest William 1866-1921
Hornung, Ernesto G. 1866-1921
New writer 1866-1921
ホーナング, E. W
ホーナング, アーネスト・ウィリアム
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