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

Overview
Works: 318 works in 1,454 publications in 14 languages and 17,715 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Adventure stories  Juvenile works  Detective and mystery stories  Parodies, imitations, etc  Short stories 
Roles: Author, 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 2,841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In these stories, Raffles, the public-school gentleman, mixes his aptitude for cricket with his passion for crime. Here we see Raffles stealing from the nouveau riche and outwitting the law, thieving diamonds and bowling like a demon, all with the help of his accomplice and ex-fag Bunny. PENGUIN CLASSICS
Raffles further adventures of the amateur cracksman by E. W Hornung( )
122 editions published between 1899 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sophisticated mayhem from a master of crime fictionSince 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 b
Dead men tell no tales by E. W Hornung( )
52 editions published between 1897 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 2,302 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
Mr. Justice Raffles by E. W Hornung( )
57 editions published between 1900 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,322 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( )
39 editions published between 1901 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 1,099 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 985 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
Stingaree by E. W Hornung( Book )
66 editions published between 1890 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 638 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 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The shadow of the rope by E. W Hornung( Book )
51 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in English and German and held by 368 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 by E. W Hornung( Book )
42 editions published between 1872 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The third installment in the irresistible adventures of A. J. Raffles, the thief who gives crime a good name For weeks, Bunny Manders has scoured the sporting papers, looking for word of his vanished friend—the cricketer, playboy, and gentleman thief A. J. Raffles. A mysterious message lures Bunny to a darkened side street, where he finds Raffles in filthy clothes, with an unkempt beard. The amateur cracksman has been lying low in the empty townhouse of a vacationing colonel—what better place to take a Rest Cure? He invites Bunny to stay with him, but when the colonel returns unexpectedly, the public school duo is forced to contemplate a crime beyond reason: murder. Pushed to the very brink of disaster, the quick-footed Raffles recovers in style. In these classic stories, England’s most honorable thief and his loyal companion elude criminologists, cops, and ruthless professional villains, stealing whatever they want—and doing it with flair. This ebook features a new introduction by Otto Penzler and has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices
A thief in the night : further adventures of A.J. Raffles, cricketer and craftsman by E. W Hornung( Book )
29 editions published between 1905 and 2010 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Witching Hill by E. W Hornung( Book )
28 editions published between 1913 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This surprisingly sophisticated series of linked tales will definitely ensnare the attention of fans of supernatural fiction. Set in a small community called Witching Hill, the book recounts several strange episodes that have occurred in the area. Are they connected, or a mere series of coincidences? Do they have an otherworldly cause, or are they readily explainable flukes? Read Witching Hill to find out
No hero by E. W Hornung( Book )
23 editions published between 1901 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wounded warrior Duncan receives a mysterious letter from an old friend requesting his counsel. During a follow-up visit, he presses Elizabeth for details, and she admits that an older woman whose intent could be nefarious has set her sights on Elizabeth''s nineteen-year-old son. Sensing her obvious distress, Duncan agrees to pitch in and help, setting off on an international manhunt with consequences no one could have foreseen
Raffles by E. W Hornung( Book )
45 editions published between 1900 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 161 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!
The camera fiend by E. W Hornung( Book )
26 editions published between 1911 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 151 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 )
25 editions published between 1914 and 2014 in English and German and held by 146 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
Raffles : a thief in the night by E. W Hornung( Book )
10 editions published between 1905 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 145 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
A bride from the bush by E. W Hornung( Book )
36 editions published between 1890 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Today, a family would think nothing of the fact that one of their sons had fallen in love with an Australian woman. In the stodgy nineteenth century, however, the news was taken somewhat differently. Indeed, for the proper British Bligh family in E.W. Hornung''s A Bride From the Bush, a dispatch delivering this information is received in the manner of a bomb detonating at the breakfast table. The author skillfully spins what starts out as a classic fish-out-of-water tale into a
Peccavi by E. W Hornung( Book )
22 editions published between 1800 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Once a beloved clergymen and pillar of the quaint village community that he served, Robert Carlton has fallen upon hard times, brought to his knees by an unspeakable tragedy that soon spirals into a scandal. Cast out of his ecclesiastical role, Carlton is forced to learn how to fend for himself, as none of his former flock will have anything to do with him. Will he redeem himself and rise again from the ashes of his besmirched reputation?
Young Blood by E. W Hornung( Book )
27 editions published between 1898 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Having sown his wild oats, young Harry Ringrose has finally returned home to his family to celebrate his birthday and settle down on a new path toward stability and maturity. But just as he's preparing himself to turn over a new leaf, an unspeakable tragedy befalls the Ringrose family. Is it just bad luck -- or the result of a nefarious scheme?
 
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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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