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  • Paul Verlaine

    Alongside Baudelaire, Mallarmé, and Rimbaud, with whom he had a stormy relationship, Paul Verlaine is one of the most influential poets of the fin de siècle. He was one of the greatest representatives of the Decadent movement that began in the 1870s, and a leader of the Symbolists. His stylistic innovations brought a new musicality to French poetry; it was he who paved the way for modern poetry with its experiments in free verse and new techniques. Verlaine produced exquisitely crafted verse, conveying the strongest emotions and appetites. This translation by Gertrude Hall, herself a recognized poet, is one of the best rendering of Verlaine's work in English...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. "The Extraordinary Life of Arsene Lupin in Prison", as per the original title, opens with a letter from Lupin to Baron Nathan Cahorn. Lupin demands the wealthy Baron send him several of his most precious valuables, or else... he will come and take everything. But Lupin is incarcerated...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 Arsene Lupin has made it aboard a ship bound for America. The ship's guests, led by Bernard d'Andrezy, 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 went...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 Sante 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. 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. 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

  • 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

    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 has set himself a challenge: to rob Madame Imbert's safe, in which are kept millions. The Imberts are a tough pair, their private mansion is a fortress, and Madame Imbert keeps the only key on her person at all times. This is a case for one master thief. 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. Leontine 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

    The Extraordinary adventures of Arsene Lupin include one of the earliest forms of crossover, with the parodic "Sherlock Holmes arrives too late". This short story is a delightful confrontation between two legendary characters: Arsene Lupin, the most famous thief in the world of literature, daring, bold and elegant, and Sherlock Holmes, the clever detective from Baker Street. This episode engages them in a battle of wit, as Holmes is called to solve an ancient riddle and protect an art collection from the Gentleman Thief who expressed an unwelcome interest. On his way to meet the authorities, Holmes bumps into a hurrying stranger... This adventure has also been published as "Herlock Sholmes...read more

  • Maurice Leblanc

    On the top of the tower 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: 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

    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 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: 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 Lady with the hatchet 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...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. "The Extraordinary Life of Arsène Lupin in Prison", as per the original title, opens with a letter from Lupin to Baron Nathan Cahorn. Lupin demands the wealthy Baron send him several of his most precious valuables, or else... he will come and take everything. But Lupin is...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

    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. 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. 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