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Raffles, the amateur cracksman by E. W. Hornung

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Published by Penguin in London .
Written in English



  • England


  • Raffles (Fictitious character) -- Fiction,
  • Criminals -- England -- Fiction

Book details:

Edition Notes

Originally published: London : Methuen, 1899.

StatementE.W. Hornung ; edited with an introduction and notes by Richard Lancelyn Green.
SeriesPenguin classics
ContributionsGreen, Richard Lancelyn.
LC ClassificationsPR6015.O687 R34 2003
The Physical Object
Paginationlvi, 179 p. ;
Number of Pages179
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3708495M
ISBN 100141439335
LC Control Number2003284079

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