Free Read [Contemporary Book] ↠ Raffles: Further Adventures of the Amateur Cracksman - by E.W. Hornung ì

By E.W. Hornung | Comments: ( 805 ) | Date: ( Dec 07, 2019 )

Ernest William Hornung 1866 1921 was an English author He spent most of his life in England and France, but in 1884 left for Australia and stayed for two years Although his Australian experience had been so short, it coloured most of his literary work from A Bride from the Bush 1890 , to Old Offenders and a Few Old Scores 1923 which appeared after his death He publErnest William Hornung 1866 1921 was an English author He spent most of his life in England and France, but in 1884 left for Australia and stayed for two years Although his Australian experience had been so short, it coloured most of his literary work from A Bride from the Bush 1890 , to Old Offenders and a Few Old Scores 1923 which appeared after his death He published the poems Bond and Free and Wooden Crosses in The Times The character of A J Raffles, a gentleman thief, first appeared in Cassell s Magazine in 1898 and the stories were later collected as The Amateur Cracksman 1899 After Hornung spent time in the trenches with the troops in France, he published Notes of a Camp Follower on the Western Front in 1919, a detailed account of his time there His other works include Dead Men Tell No Tales 1899 , The Black Mask 1901 , No Hero 1903 , A Thief in the Night A Book of Raffles Adventures 1905 and Mr Justice Raffles 1909.


  • Title: Raffles: Further Adventures of the Amateur Cracksman
  • Author: E.W. Hornung
  • ISBN: 9781406568646
  • Page: 346
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

E.W. Hornung

Ernest William Hornung known as Willie, was an English author, most famous for writing the Raffles series of novels about a gentleman thief in late Victorian London.In addition to his novels and short stories Hornung wrote some war verse, and a play based on the Raffles stories was produced successfully He was much interested in cricket, and was a man of large and generous nature, a delightful companion and conversationalist.



Comments Raffles: Further Adventures of the Amateur Cracksman

  • Daniel

    "Raffles: Further Adventures of the Amateur Cracksman" is even more enjoyable than its predecessor, "The Amateur Cracksman." E.W. Hornung, having already established the characters of gentleman thief A.J. Raffles and accomplice-chronicler Bunny in the first book, is freed up to have more fun with his creations and allow them to embark on adventures that aren't all strictly criminal in nature.In "Further Adventures," Hornung departs somewhat from the writing style of his brother-in-law, Arthur Co [...]


  • Jim Dooley

    Raffles, the amateur cracksman, is back from a supposed watery grave to continue entertaining us with Further Adventures and they are quite good. Anyone missing quiet evenings reading the exploits of Sherlock Holmes should find these tales to be a most fulfilling substitute. The relationship between Raffles and Bunny is so reminiscent of Holmes and Watson. There are disguises, hair-breath escapes, villainous antagonists, and a sense of location that constantly seemed very comfortable.The set of [...]


  • Sarah

    I say, Raffles is starting to grow on me, what? This one is quite well written, has more depth and is more about Bunny and their ridiculous and juvenile relationship - is even a little moving despite the faintly (?!) ludicrous plot. Onward chaps.


  • Okuta Otherside

    This book is the 2nd book of Raffles series and i love it so much! Raffles and Bunny characters and relationship just remind me with how Sherlock Holmes and Watson interacting with each other. Raffles and Bunny characters are so lovable, you can't hate them even though they are thieves. But what makes me a bit disappointed is the ending. It's a cliffhanger again! Just like the first book! So i need to read the next book to know what really happen with Raffles and Bunny.


  • Nina

    4*!Yes, it's surprisingly good and I really am surprised.


  • Charles A Phillips

    Raffles need more of theseEnjoyed this book . I seem to be ahead of the story usually as it goes I would like to have something with a little more Mystery


  • Dave H

    Having enjoyed the first collection of Hornung’s AJ Raffles stories, I decided to embark on this second volume of adventures. Much like Holmes’ resurrection following his tumble at the Reichenbach Falls, Raffles ‘The Gentleman Thief’ returns from the dead to once again purloin diamonds and tiaras from London’s great and good. There is a great charm to these Edwardian stories. The peril is usually of the mild sort (apart from when the dastardly Italians become involved) and Raffles is a [...]


  • Hobby

    Kelanjutan kisah petualangan 'gentleman-thief' Raffles yang diduga tewas dalam buku pertama, ternyata muncul kembali dalam penyamaran sebagai sosok pria tua-renta dan lumpuh, mengejutkan sahabatnya Harry 'Bunny' Manders (yang menjalani hukuman penjara akibat perbuatan si Raffles).Secara keseluruhan, kumpulan cerita pendek dalam kisah ini lebih menarik dibandingkan buku pertama, dan membuat semakin 'gregetan' adalah ending kisah ini yang benar-benar surprise (again) more about this book, just che [...]


  • Chris

    I couldn't finish this book. After reading and enjoying the first book of short stories, I was eager to read this collection as well. This book was a disappointment. It was confusing and a struggle to read. I much prefer the previous book with Raffles and Bunny as younger characters involved in college and cricket. Not as old men!In short, it just didn't work for me this time and I had to put it down.


  • Quiver

    This is the second book of the adventures of AJ Raffles, the Amateur Cracksman, and his companion in crime and chronicler "Bunny". The stories and involvement of the characters is slightly more complex than in the first book, but Bunny's naivety is unbelievable and in too great a contrast to Raffles' ingenuity and cleverness.


  • Ms_prue

    I don't know if I would be capable of appreciating these books so much if I hadn't already read lots of the Sherlock Holmes stories. But I don't care so much for detectives any more as I care for gentlemen thieves.


  • Om Adhit

    Saya tercengang saat membaca ending buku ini. E.W.Hornung menamatkan seri Raffles dengan sangat indah menurut saya.Selain itu didalamnya berisi cerita2 yg lebih seru dari buku pertama, jika Anda sudah mempunyai yg pertama sangat disarankan untuk membeli buku pamungkas seri Raffles ini.


  • Gwen

    An interesting book. It was written in 1901 , set in Edwardian England so was something different than my usual choices in books but I enjoyed the characters of Bunny and Rafffles and their adventures.


  • Terri

    And to think I was upset about the ending of the first book


  • Knut Sigurd

    Om A J Raffles er ein gentlemannstjuv er han neimen ikkje mykje av ein gentleman mot kompanjongen Bunny.


  • Timothy Ferguson

    Subtle, funny and engaging Not quite a "caper" book. Raffles is an action hero who is too much a gentleman to break a sweat.


  • Steven Vaughan-Nichols

    The stories of are Victorian burglar are good, but the author's need to keep condemning our hero for his crimes, gets old.


  • cindy

    Sedikiiiiit lebih bagus dari buku sebelumnya, tapi tetap saja, tokoh Raffles tidak ada apa-apanya dibanding Lupin atau bahkan Kaito Kid-nya Conan :p


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