The Exploits of Arsène Lupin

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Harper & brothers, 1907 - Lupin, Arsène (Fictitious character) - 313 pages
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User Review  - Amzzz - LibraryThing

Can the prolific thief Arsene Lupin pull off another robbery, even while his pursuers are determined to catch him? This was an enjoyable read which kept me guessing and predicting! Read full review

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User Review  - hhornblower - LibraryThing

It's a fairly fun read, but not really that interesting. I enjoyed it, but as for the wildly held comparisons to Sherlock Holmes; the story just isn't in the same league. I may try a few more stories, but I may just go and re-watch the French TV version again (which was much more exciting). Read full review

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Page 10 - Lupin. And, indeed, the theft had been committed in his own complicated, mysterious, inscrutable . . . and yet logical manner, for we realized that, though it would have been difficult to conceal the cumbersome mass which the ornaments as a whole would have formed, he would have much less trouble with such small independent objects as single pearls, emeralds, and sapphires. At dinner this happened: the two seats to the right and left of Rozaine remained unoccupied.
Page 15 - Rozaine's ten thousand francs, with thanks." As a matter of fact, the stolen pocket-book contained twenty thousand-franc notes. Of course, the unfortunate man was accused of counterfeiting this attack upon his own person. But, apart from the fact that it would have been impossible for him to bind himself in this way, it was proved that the writing on the card differed absolutely from Rozaine's handwriting, whereas it was exactly like that of Arsene Lupin, as reproduced in an old newspaper which had...
Page 23 - Mingling with the other passengers, she moved towards the gang-board, carrying my Kodak in her hand. "Of course," I thought, "she will not dare to, in public. She will hand it over presently — in an hour." But, on reaching the middle of the plank, with a pretended movement of awkwardness, she dropped the Kodak in the water, between the landing-stage and the ship's side. Then I watched her walk away. Her charming profile was lost in the crowd, 23 came into view again, and disappeared.
Page 22 - Lupin took his passage under a name beginning with R." " Yes, another of your tricks — a false scent upon which you put the people on the other side. Oh, you have no lack of brains, my lad! But, this time, your luck has turned. Come, Lupin, show that you're a good loser.
Page 10 - Rozaine remained unoccupied. And, in the evening, we knew that he had been sent for by the captain. His arrest, of which no one entertained a doubt, caused a genuine relief. We felt at last that we could breathe. We played charades in the saloon. We danced. Miss Underdown, in particular, displayed an obstreperous gayety which made it clear to me that, though Rozaine's attentions might have pleased her at first, she no longer gave them a thought.
Page 25 - should I have a definite, fixed appearance ? Why not avoid the dangers attendant upon a personality that is always the same ? My actions constitute my identity sufficiently.
Page 9 - ... the greatest value and at the same time occupied the smallest space. The settings were left lying on the table. I saw them, we all saw them, stripped of their gems like flowers from which the fair, bright-colored petals had been torn. And to carry out this work, he had had, in broad daylight, while...
Page 8 - Well, you see, realizing what my name was and the color of my hair and the fact that I am travelling by myself, I have already made a similar inquiry and arrived at the same conclusion. My opinion, therefore, is that I ought to be arrested.
Page 22 - ... the certainty, that she had understood. Yes, it was there — between the narrow boards covered with black morocco, inside the little camera which I had taken the precaution to place ~in her hands before Ganimard arrested me — it was there that Rozaine's twenty thousand francs and Lady Gerland's pearls and diamonds lay concealed.
Page 7 - I had the list in my pocket. I took it out and glanced through it: "To begin with, I see that there are only thirteen persons whose names begin with an R.

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