The Extraordinary Adventures of Arsène Lupin, Gentleman-Burglar by Maurice Leblanc is one of the greatest masterpieces of French literature. Brilliant and sparkling, this book is a stunning portrait of internal psychological processes. Through most of the book, Lupin is an enigmatic, preternatural criminal; an unstoppable thief who's planning defies any attempts at capture. He mostly chooses worthy targets to catch in his web of deception. Come for the slick Parisian action scenes and the charming leading man, stay for the Regency-era plot.
Arsène Lupin is a tour de force by a truly great writer. If you enjoy a good heist and appreciate an elegant twist, go ahead and let Lupin steal a few hours of your time.
This edition contains the first nine stories depicting the character: I. The Arrest of Arsène Lupin II. Arsène Lupin in Prison III. The Escape of Arsène Lupin IV. The Mysterious Traveller V. The Queen’s Necklace VI. The Seven of Hearts VII. Madame Imbert’s Safe VIII. The Black Pearl IX. Sherlock Holmes Arrives Too Late