Boothby, Guy A Prince of Swindlers

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A Prince of Swindlers

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A collection of Victorian era sensational crime stories. Boothby's gentleman rogue - a burglar and second story man - was a member of the upper crust, similar to Hornung's Raffles character, but actually created prior to Raffles. This collection includes eight episodes of Simon Carne adventures.

"A breath-taking crook story that will satisfy any reader's appetite for thrills. One smart, fearless, and clever scoundrel keeps an entire city in terror. This is one of the best works of a great mystery story writer."

"After no small amount of deliberation, I have come to the conclusion that it is only fit and proper I should set myself right with the world in the matter of the now famous 18-swindles. For, though I have never been openly accused of complicity in those miserable affairs, yet I cannot rid myself of the remembrance that it was I who introduced the man who perpetrated them to London society, and that in more than one instance I acted, innocently enough, Heaven knows, as his Deus ex machina, in bringing about the very results he was so anxious to achieve. I will first allude, in a few words, to the year in which the crimes took place, and then proceed to describe the events that led to my receiving the confession which has so strangely and unexpectedly come into my hands."

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One of literature's first, greatest, and most dastardly gentleman rogues finally joins the Penguin Classics crime list 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.

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Guy 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.

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