The Penguin Book of Gaslight Crime

The Penguin Book of Gaslight Crime Con Artists, Burglars, Rogues, and Scoundrels from the Time of Sherlock Holmes - Penguin Classics

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An exclusive collection-the first-ever gathering of rogues from the gaslight era, including Arsène Lupin, the inspiration for the new Netflix series Lupin, starring Omar Sy

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.

Book information

ISBN: 9780143105664
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Pub date:
DEWEY: 823.0872080912
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 248
Weight: 184g
Height: 195mm
Width: 131mm
Spine width: 12mm