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The Eight Strokes of the Clock

Maurice Leblanc

ISBN 10: 1406938513 / ISBN 13: 9781406938517
Published by Hard Press, 2006
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Title: The Eight Strokes of the Clock

Publisher: Hard Press

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:New

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First serialized 1922 in l'Excelsior. Lupin, disguised as Serge Rénine, woos a young damsel, solving eight mysteries as they travel together.

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Maurice Marie Émile Leblanc (11 November 1864 – 6 November 1941) was a French novelist and writer of short stories, known primarily as the creator of the fictional gentleman thief and detective Arsène Lupin, often described as a French counterpart to Arthur Conan Doyle's creation Sherlock Holmes. Like Conan Doyle, who often appeared embarrassed or hindered by the success of Sherlock Holmes and seemed to regard his success in the field of crime fiction as a detraction from his more "respectable" literary ambitions, Leblanc also appeared to have resented Lupin's success. Several times, he tried to create other characters, such as private eye Jim Barnett, but eventually merged them with Lupin. He continued to pen Lupin tales well into the 1930s.

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