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- DescriptionThe adventures of one of literature's first, greatest, and most dastardly gentleman rogues. 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 Arsene 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.
- Author BiographyGuy Boothby (1867 1905) was born to a prominent Australian political family. He wrote more than fifty books before his death at age thirty-seven. Gary Hoppenstand is a professor of English at Michigan State University and wrote the introduction to Penguin Classics edition of An African Millionaire. He lives in East Lansing, Michigan.
- Author(s)Guy Boothby
- PublisherPenguin Books Ltd
- Date of Publication29/01/2015
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintPenguin Classics
- Weight156 g
- Width164 mm
- Height204 mm
- Spine14 mm
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