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  • Maurice Leblanc

    With its account of the life and teachings of Jesus Christ, of the Apostles' ministries in the early church, letters about Christian doctrine and counsel, and the prophetic Book of Revelation, the New Testament contains the essence of Christianity and an endless source of inspiration. We have selected for you 110 essential quotes, to accompany you in your daily life, give you references for your discussions and food for your thought. These quotes provide a precious occasion of reflecting on the wisdom accumulated in these sacred...read more

  • Maurice Leblanc

    The Old Testament is the foundation of the Scripture. It is the first and most ancient section of the Christian Bible; it tells of the law and history of the Israelites, encloses treasures of poetry and wisdom, along with powerful prophecy. We have selected for you 100 quotes which will provide answers to your innermost questions, accompany you in faith, give you food for thought, and offer you wisdom and references to inspire you in your daily life. Enjoy these sacred pearls of wisdom taken from all the books of the Old Testament, let them inspire you and put them to use in your personal...read more

  • Maurice Leblanc

    The series that inspired the Netflix show Lupin. A chance encounter irrevocably alters the course of one man's life, and the tensions between France and Germany boil over... In 'The Woman of Mystery', Leblanc paints a wonderful tale of WWI in France, twined together with the mystery surrounding the murder of main character Paul's father. In 1898, a young boy watches in horror as his father is stabbed to death by a mysterious woman wearing a black lace scarf and an ornate brooch, Years later, when he arrives with his new bride at the chateau that was part of her dowry, he sees in a portrait the face of his father's murderer, wearing the same black lace and brooch -- his wife's late...read more

  • Maurice Leblanc

    More than two centuries after her death, Marie-Antoinette continues to fascinate historians, writers, and filmmakers. She was born into royalty, and a world of immense privilege and power. At age 14, she married the one who would become Louis XVI, King of France; when he made her a queen, she was universally adored. But afterwards, her extravagant lifestyle turned public opinion against her, eventually participating in the crumbling of the already discredited monarchy into a maelstrom of revolution, disaster and tragedy. The French Revolution made this glamorous icon of style and fashion descend to bottomless tragedy, ending her tribulations with beheading. Discover the history of this most...read more

  • Maurice Leblanc

    The water bottle is a short story in the « The Eight Strokes of the Clock » collection of eight short stories by Maurice Leblanc. Their main character: Arsene Lupin, the beloved gentleman thief, one of the most famous characters of the detective genre. All eight stories are independent but brought together by a leading thread. Posing as Prince Renine, Lupin uses his legendary wit to free a young woman from a tedious destiny before having her make him a promise: she will become his bride if together, they manage to solve seven other mysteries before the eighth stroke of the clock, three months from then. This adventure will lead them from fearsome foes to tricky riddles, each more...read more

  • Maurice Leblanc

    The Confessions of Arsène Lupin: ten grippling short stories in which the world's premier thief looks back on a lifetime of adventure and mysteries. He uses his wit and courage to outsmart criminals, pull wool over the eyes of the French police, and solve terrifying mysteries, always keeping just enough time to save a pretty lady and pocket something for himself. Intelligent, witty, funny: there is the real gentleman thief in all his brilliance! "Two hundred thousand francs reward!!" is the first story out of ten. The next are: The Wedding-ring, the Sign of the Shadow, the Infernal Trap, the Red Silk Scarf, Shadowed by Death, A tragedy in the forest of Morgues, Lupin's marriage, the...read more

  • Maurice Leblanc

    The Snowman is maybe one of the most touching stories by Hans Christian Andersen. It is a tale about unrequited love, and an occasion of reflection on the mysteries of existence and passion. In a small winter garden, a snowman glimpses a stove glowing by the window of the nearby house. He soon falls in love, and longs for the stove's companionship despite the warnings of his friend, the dog, who say the stove's heat would melt him. Poignant and lyrical, this tale explains how it feels to be lovesick; it is a musing on impossible liaisons, and gives the occasion of an explanation why it is that we may be drawn to someone in particular. This classic story will inspire the imagination of young...read more

  • Maurice Leblanc

    Thérèse and Germaine is a short story in the « The Eight Strokes of the Clock » collection of eight short stories by Maurice Leblanc. Their main character: Arsène Lupin, the beloved gentleman thief, one of the most famous characters of the detective genre. All eight stories are independent but brought together by a leading thread. Posing as Prince Rénine, Lupin uses his legendary wit to free a young woman from a tedious destiny before having her make him a promise: she will become his bride if together, they manage to solve seven other mysteries before the eighth stroke of the clock, three months from then. This adventure will lead them from fearsome foes to tricky riddles, each...read more

  • Maurice Leblanc

    Therese and Germaine is a short story in the « The Eight Strokes of the Clock » collection of eight short stories by Maurice Leblanc. Their main character: Arsene Lupin, the beloved gentleman thief, one of the most famous characters of the detective genre. All eight stories are independent but brought together by a leading thread. Posing as Prince Renine, Lupin uses his legendary wit to free a young woman from a tedious destiny before having her make him a promise: she will become his bride if together, they manage to solve seven other mysteries before the eighth stroke of the clock, three months from then. This adventure will lead them from fearsome foes to tricky riddles, each more...read more

  • Maurice Leblanc

    The water bottle is a short story in the « The Eight Strokes of the Clock » collection of eight short stories by Maurice Leblanc. Their main character: Arsène Lupin, the beloved gentleman thief, one of the most famous characters of the detective genre. All eight stories are independent but brought together by a leading thread. Posing as Prince Rénine, Lupin uses his legendary wit to free a young woman from a tedious destiny before having her make him a promise: she will become his bride if together, they manage to solve seven other mysteries before the eighth stroke of the clock, three months from then. This adventure will lead them from fearsome foes to tricky riddles, each more...read more

  • Maurice Leblanc

    Arsene Lupin: one of the most famous and intriguing figures of French detective literature. He was created by Maurice Leblanc, a brilliant journalist, writer and storyteller, and is the hero of a total of 24 books, novels and short stories alike. The fictional gentleman thief is a master of disguise, a criminal genius and a moral figure well-set in righting a few wrongs himself when Justice can't be bothered. Arsene Lupin is traveling under an alias when he gets attacked and robbed by a mysterious thief. The police is under strong suspicion that the thief is the wanted Lupin. The real one will have to go along with the detectives in search of the impostor... This series of audiobooks...read more

  • Maurice Leblanc

    Arsene Lupin: one of the most famous and intriguing figures of French detective literature. He was created by Maurice Leblanc, a brilliant journalist, writer and storyteller, and is the hero of a total of 24 books, novels and short stories alike. The fictional gentleman thief is a master of disguise, a criminal genius and a moral figure well-set in righting a few wrongs himself when Justice can't be bothered. Lupin is incarcerated in the famous La Santé Prison in Paris, where he claims he won't be able to attend his own trial, as when the time comes, he will be long gone! Detective Ganimard and his men are well-determined to prevent his escape. But Lupin is a true artist... This series of...read more

  • Maurice Leblanc

    Arsene Lupin: one of the most famous and intriguing figures of French detective literature. He was created by Maurice Leblanc, a brilliant journalist, writer and storyteller, and is the hero of a total of 24 books, novels and short stories alike. The fictional gentleman thief is a master of disguise, a criminal genius and a moral figure well-set in righting a few wrongs himself when Justice can't be bothered. Léontine Zalti was once immensely rich and famous, and the greatest jewelers treated her as a queen. Today, nothing is left of her immense fortune, save for one black pearl, her prize and passion. This is a challenge Arsene Lupin cannot resist. But he's in for a surprise... This...read more

  • Maurice Leblanc

    Arsene Lupin: one of the most famous and intriguing figures of French detective literature. He was created by Maurice Leblanc, a brilliant journalist, writer and storyteller, and is the hero of a total of 24 books, novels and short stories alike. The fictional gentleman thief is a master of disguise, a criminal genius and a moral figure well-set in righting a few wrongs himself when Justice can't be bothered. It is learned that famous thief Arsène Lupin has made it aboard a ship bound for America. The ship's guests, led by Bernard d'Andrèzy, try to weed out the thief with the information they have on him. Anyone mong the elegant crew could be the criminal, and a woman's necklace just...read more

  • Maurice Leblanc

    The Confessions of Arsène Lupin: ten grippling short stories in which the world's premier thief looks back on a lifetime of adventure and mysteries. He uses his wit and courage to outsmart criminals, pull wool over the eyes of the French police, and solve terrifying mysteries, always keeping just enough time to save a pretty lady and pocket something for himself. Intelligent, witty, funny: there is the real gentleman thief in all his brilliance! The Wedding-ring is the second story out of ten. The next are: the Sign of the Shadow, the Infernal Trap, the Red Silk Scarf, Shadowed by Death, A tragedy in the forest of Morgues, Lupin's marriage, the Invisible Prisoner, and Edith...read more

  • Maurice Leblanc

    The Tell-Tale Film is a short story in the « The Eight Strokes of the Clock » collection of eight short stories by Maurice Leblanc. Their main character: Arsène Lupin, the beloved gentleman thief, one of the most famous characters of the detective genre. All eight stories are independent but brought together by a leading thread. Posing as Prince Rénine, Lupin uses his legendary wit to free a young woman from a tedious destiny before having her make him a promise: she will become his bride if together, they manage to solve seven other mysteries before the eighth stroke of the clock, three months from then. This adventure will lead them from fearsome foes to tricky riddles, each more...read more

  • Maurice Leblanc

    The Confessions of Arsène Lupin: ten grippling short stories in which the world's premier thief looks back on a lifetime of adventure and mysteries. He uses his wit and courage to outsmart criminals, pull wool over the eyes of the French police, and solve terrifying mysteries, always keeping just enough time to save a pretty lady and pocket something for himself. Intelligent, witty, funny: there is the real gentleman thief in all his brilliance! The Sign of the Shadow is the third story out of ten. The next are: the Infernal Trap, the Red Silk Scarf, Shadowed by Death, A tragedy in the forest of Morgues, Lupin's marriage, the Invisible Prisoner, and Edith...read more

  • Maurice Leblanc

    Arsene Lupin: one of the most famous and intriguing figures of French detective literature. He was created by Maurice Leblanc, a brilliant journalist, writer and storyteller, and is the hero of a total of 24 books, novels and short stories alike. The fictional gentleman thief is a master of disguise, a criminal genius and a moral figure well-set in righting a few wrongs himself when Justice can't be bothered. This gripping tale begins with a mysterious message: "From the moment you open this letter, whatever happens, whatever you may hear, do not move, do not utter one cry. Otherwise you are doomed." This is the beginning of a very strange tale, in which Arsene Lupin will have to prove...read more

  • Maurice Leblanc

    The Confessions of Arsène Lupin: ten grippling short stories in which the world's premier thief looks back on a lifetime of adventure and mysteries. He uses his wit and courage to outsmart criminals, pull wool over the eyes of the French police, and solve terrifying mysteries, always keeping just enough time to save a pretty lady and pocket something for himself. Intelligent, witty, funny: there is the real gentleman thief in all his brilliance! The Red Silk Scarf is the fifth story out of ten. The next are: Shadowed by Death, A tragedy in the forest of Morgues, Lupin's marriage, the Invisible Prisoner, and Edith...read more

  • Maurice Leblanc

    Arsene Lupin: one of the most famous and intriguing figures of French detective literature. He was created by Maurice Leblanc, a brilliant journalist, writer and storyteller, and is the hero of a total of 24 books, novels and short stories alike. The fictional gentleman thief is a master of disguise, a criminal genius and a moral figure well-set in righting a few wrongs himself when Justice can't be bothered. Fear and scandal in the French aristocracy: the "Queen's necklace" has disappeared! This priceless work of art was said to have been presented to Marie-Antoinette, Queen of France, in 1785, and it was kept by the Dreux-Soubise family for four generations. Its inexplicable...read more