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The Penguin Book of Gaslight Crime


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März 2009

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

Read Michael Sims's posts on the Penguin Blog An exclusive collection-the first- ever gathering of rogues from the gaslight era collected here for the first time: the best crime fiction from the gaslight era. All the legendary thieves are present-Arsène Lupin and A. J. Raffles, Colonel Clay and Simon Carne, Romney Pringle, Get Rich Quick Wallingford, and the Infallible Godahl-burgling London and Paris, conning New York and Ostend, laughing all the way to the bank. Also featured are stories by distinguished writers from outside the mystery and detective genres, including Sinclair Lewis, Arnold Bennett, H. G. Wells, and William Hope Hodgson.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

The Penguin Book of Gaslight CrimeAcknowledgments
Introduction: Fools and Their Money
Suggestions for Further Reading
The Penguin Book of Gaslight Crime
Grant Allen (1848-1899)
The Episode of the Diamond Links
Guy Boothby (1867-1905)
The Duchess of Wiltshire's Diamonds
E. W. Hornung (1866-1921)
Nine Points of the Law
Robert Barr (1849-1912)
The Mystery of the Five Hundred Diamonds
Arnold Bennett (1867-1931)
A Comedy on the Gold Coast
William Le Queux (1864-1927)
The Story of a Secret
O. Henry (1862-1910)
The Chair of Philanthromathematics
George Randolph Chester (1869-1924)
Get-Rich-Quick Wallingford
Frederick Irving Anderson (1877-1947)
Blind Man's Buff
William Hope Hodgson (1877-1918)
The Diamond Spy
Sinclair Lewis (1885-1951)
The Willow Walk
Edgar Wallace (1875-1932)
Four Square Jane


EAN: 9781101029121
Untertitel: Con Artists, Burglars, Rogues, and Scoundrels from the Timeof Sherlock Holmes. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Penguin Publishing Group
Erscheinungsdatum: März 2009
Seitenanzahl: 272 Seiten
Format: epub eBook
Kopierschutz: Adobe DRM
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