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The inspiration for the new Netflix series, Lupin, starring Omar Sy
A curated collection of the very best adventures of Arsene Lupin, France's most famous gentleman thief
The poor and the innocent have nothing to fear from Lupin; often they profit from his spontaneous generosity. The rich and powerful, and the detective who tries to spoil his fun, however, must beware. They are the target of Lupin's mischief. With plans that frequently evolve into elaborate plots, Lupin is a gentleman burglar turned detective, and the most entertaining criminal genius in literature.
These stories - the best of the Lupin series, including "The Queen's Necklace" and "Arsene Lupin in Prison"- are outrageous and witty, for the full enjoyment of those who love masters of disguise, extraordinary heists, and the panache found with Sherlock Holmes, James Bond, Ocean's Eleven and Lupin.
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Title. The Extraordinary Adventures of Arsene Lupin, Gentleman-Burglar.
The rich and powerful, and the detective who tries to spoil his fun ...
Maurice-Marie-Emile Leblanc (1864-1941) was a French novelist and writer of short stories, known primarily as the creator of the fictional gentleman thief and detective Arsene Lupin, often described as a French counterpart to Conan Doyle's creation Sherlock Holmes.
For those who grew up elsewhere, Lupin is literature's most renowned gentleman-thief, the kind of suave, good-hearted character played by Cary Grant in the Hitchcock film "To Catch a Thief ...
Arsène Lupin, sometimes known as Raoul, is a fictional gentleman thief created by Maurice Leblanc. He was known for targeting criminals or those who were much worse than himself, making him an anti-hero of sorts within his own stories.