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Ernest William Hornung (7 June 1866 – 22 March 1921) was an English author and poet known for writing the A. J. Raffles series of stories about a gentleman thief in late 19th-century London. Hornung was educated at Uppingham School; as a result of poor health he left the school in December 1883 to travel to Sydney, where he stayed for two years. He drew on his Australian experiences as a background when he began writing, initially short stories and later novels.
Ernest William Hornung was born in Middlesbrough, England in 1866. No Hero - Ernest William Hornung. After working briefly as a journalist, and publishing a series of poems in The Times, Hornung created the character for which he is best-remembered: A. Raffles, a gentleman thief plying his trade in Victorian London.
Ernest William Hornung. Arthur Raffles is a prominent member of London society, and a national sporting hero. The free online library containing 450000+ books. Read books for free from anywhere and from any device. As a cricketer he regularly represents England in Test matches. He uses this as a chance to commit a number of burglaries, primarily stealing valuable jewellery from his hosts. Listen to books in audio format instead of reading.
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The Shadow of the Rope. By E. W. (Ernest William) Hornung.
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Ernest William Hornung
Ernest William Hornung. NO HERO CHAPTER I A PLENIPOTENTIARY Has no writer ever dealt with the dramatic aspect of the unopened envelope? I cannot recall such a passage in any of my authors, and yet to my mind there is much matter for philosophy in what is always the expressionless shell of a boundless possibility. Your friend may run after you in the street, and you know at a glance whether his news is to be good, bad, or indifferent; but in his handwriting on the breakfast-table there is never a hint as to the nature of his communication. A fantastic novel by Ernest William Hornung, the author most famous as the creator of the Raffles series of novels.