Raffles the Amateur Cracksman
The Amateur Cracksman is a collection of the first Raffles stories by E. W. Hornung. They were originally published in Cassell’s Magazine in 1898. These atmospheric tales introduce us to a A. J. Raffles, ‘a Gentleman Thief’ and his accomplice and biographer, ‘Bunny’. This edition features new, original artworks from the studio of Aspect Design. Ernest William Hornung the third son of J. P. Hornung, a Hungarian, was born in Middlesborough, in the north-east of England in 1866. He was educated at Uppingham Grammar School and spent some of his early years in Australia, which is the scene for his first novels of adventure, A Bride in the Bush and The Boss of Taroomba. He is best remembered as the creator of Raffles, the Gentleman Burglar some of whose best known exploits are gathered together in this volume. He died in St. Jean de Luz, France in 1921, aged fifty-five.