E.W.Hornung

A Thief in the Night: a Book of Raffles' Adventures

These latest adventures of 'Raffles' and 'Bunny' are their most thrilling and exciting ones. The sentimental side of their story has never before been shown so dramatically and romantically, and the suggestion in this book of the final conclusion of their careers cannot but make these stories of the greatest interest to all readers.
224 printed pages

Impressions

    nyomanmartinshared an impression6 years ago
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    Great and inspiration so much

Quotes

    b5715170792has quoted18 hours ago
    Out of Paradise
    If I must tell more tales of Raffles, I can but back to our earliest days together, and fill in the blanks left by discretion in existing annals. In so doing I may indeed fill some small part of an infinitely greater blank, across which you may conceive me to have stretched my canvas for the first frank portrait of my friend. The whole truth cannot harm him now. I shall paint in every wart. Raffles was a villain, when all is written; it is no service to his memory to glaze the fact; yet I have done so myself before to-day. I have omitted whole heinous episodes. I have dwelt unduly on the redeeming side. And this I may do again, blinded even as I write by the gallant glamour that made my villain more to me than any hero. But at least there shall be no more reservations, and as an earnest I shall make no further secret of the greatest wrong that even Raffles ever did me.
    ksynonymhas quoted5 years ago
    "I missed Achilles hours ago," said he. "And still he's sulking in his tent!"
    ksynonymhas quoted5 years ago
    I looked at the curly head upon

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