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

Works: 492 works in 1,854 publications in 9 languages and 24,217 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Short stories  Illustrated works  Historical fiction  Adventure stories  Drama  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  Parodies, imitations, etc 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Other
Classifications: PR6015.O687, 823.8
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The amateur cracksman by E. W Hornung( )

181 editions published between 1899 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 4,556 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?
Dead men tell no tales by E. W Hornung( )

62 editions published between 1897 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 3,342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Meeting failure in his search for wealth in the 1851 Australian gold rush, a dispirited Mr. Cole takes the next available ship back to England -- and falls in love with Eva Denison, a beautiful and accomplished young woman traveling with her exotic Portuguese step-father. After a disaster at sea Cole returns to anonymity in London ... or so he thinks. Events lead to the discovery of a horrible conspiracy, and then to an adventure that may cost Cole his greatest love."
Raffles : further adventures of the amateur cracksman by E. W Hornung( )

56 editions published between 1901 and 2018 in English and Indonesian and held by 2,365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The second collection of short stories about the gentleman thief, A.J. Raffles, in Victorian London"--Provided by publisher
Mr. Justice Raffles by E. W Hornung( )

68 editions published between 1900 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Victorian England, Teddy Garland, a friend of gentleman thief Raffles, is in debt to Dan Levy, a vicious moneylender. Raffles and his good friend, Bunny, pay a visit to Levy and manage to pay Garland's debt back. When Levy asks Raffles to steal a letter, which is evidence in a court case pending against him, Raffles agrees, having his own agenda. However, Levy knows nothing of this and, ultimately, Raffles puts Levy into a position where he must choose between his love for his money and life itself"--Page 4 of cover
A thief in the night by E. W Hornung( )

40 editions published between 1872 and 2017 in English and German and held by 1,563 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"--Page 4 of cover
The black mask by E. W Hornung( )

22 editions published between 1901 and 2015 in English and German and held by 1,278 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
Stingaree by E. W Hornung( Book )

61 editions published between 1890 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Stingaree is a master of disguises. In Australia, he pretends to be the renowned British composer, Sir Julian Kent, visiting the wealthy Mr and Mrs Hugh Clarkson's house. There, he meets Hilda Bouverie, a lowly servant girl, who dreams of being an opera singer. However, Stingaree is discovered as being an impostor and he escapes with Hilda to his hideout, where he realises that he loves her. When the genuine Sir Julian eventually hears Hilda sing, it results in his inviting her to come to England. Meanwhile Stingaree's exploits lead to a shooting and his arrest."--Publisher
The shadow of the rope by E. W Hornung( )

64 editions published between 1900 and 2018 in English and German and held by 635 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."
The complete short stories of Raffles--the amateur cracksman by E. W Hornung( Book )

7 editions published between 1950 and 1986 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A thief in the night : further adventures of A.J. Raffles, cricketer and cracksman by E. W Hornung( Book )

30 editions published between 1905 and 2012 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
No hero by E. W Hornung( )

28 editions published between 1901 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 345 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
At large : a novel by E. W Hornung( )

11 editions published between 1902 and 2014 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During a formative period in his early adulthood, English-born author E. W. Hornung spent several years working as a tutor at a desolate outpost in the Australian wilderness. This experience proved to be instrumental as a source of inspiration in his later work. The intricately plotted mystery novel At Large unfurls against the backdrop of the unforgiving Australian landscape
Young blood by E. W Hornung( )

33 editions published between 1898 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 282 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?
Peccavi by E. W Hornung( )

26 editions published between 1800 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 282 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?
Witching Hill by E. W Hornung( )

37 editions published between 1913 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 277 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
My lord duke [a novel] by E. W Hornung( )

27 editions published between 1897 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many of E. W. Hornung's novels explore the classic fish-out-of-water scenario by exiling a sophisticated, well-born aristocratic to the austere environment of the Australian outback. My Lord Duke reverses the situation. A humble, rough-and-tumble fellow born and raised in the Australian bush finds out that he has inherited a sizable sum and is forced to navigate the mysterious mores of upper-crust London society
The boss of Taroomba by E. W Hornung( )

28 editions published between 1893 and 2014 in English and German and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

England-born author E.W. Hornung spent several years working as a teacher in rural Australia, and the experience proved to be a centerpiece of his career in fiction. Like many of his novels, The Boss of Taroomba takes as its setting the stark, desolate outback of Australia, delving into the often-shady inner workings of a small town
A bride from the bush by E. W Hornung( )

44 editions published between 1890 and 2014 in English and German and held by 239 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
Raffles by E. W Hornung( Book )

52 editions published between 1900 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 229 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 collected Raffles stories by E. W Hornung( Book )

15 editions published between 1985 and 1996 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The adventures of one of fiction's most enduring characters, the hyper-elegant A. J. Raffles, man-about-town, thief, and 'finest slow bowler of his generation'. With his partner in crime, Bunny Manders Raffles preys on the rich, the greedy, and the unspeakably vulgar. His talents are exercised not only in London, but as far afield as Italy, Australia, and South Africa at the height of the Boer War. The emphasis on panache, with intensifying suggestions of fallibility, goes to the heart of late Vicotiran attitudes and values. In this volume are all the adventures contained in The Amateur Cracksman, The Black Mask, and A Thief in the Night, with a new introduction and a map of London locations
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Mr. Justice Raffles
Dead men tell no talesRaffles : further adventures of the amateur cracksmanMr. Justice RafflesA thief in the nightThe black maskThe collected Raffles stories
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E. W. Hornung


Ernest William Hornung British writer

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Hornung, E. W.

Hornung, E.-W. 1866-1921

Hornung, E. W. (Ernest William)

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

Hornung, Ernest G., 1866-1921

Hornung, Ernest W. 1866-1921

Hornung, Ernest Wilhelm 1866-1921

Hornung Ernest William

Hornung, Ernest William 1866-1921

Hornung, Ernesto G.

Hornung, Ernesto G. 1866-1921

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