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Sort order. Mar 20, Irene rated it it was amazing Shelves: mystery. Arsene Lupin is a master thief. He steals from the wealthy and obnoxious, after first asking courteously for them to hand over the works of art, jewels, or other items desired. Arsene is even thoughtful enough to notify his victim of when he will acquire the items in question, if the owner does not decide to go ahead and hand them over.

He then takes those proceeds and gives part of it away to those who need financial assistance. As this story develops one must try to figure out which character Arsene Lupin is a master thief.

Arsène Lupin: gentleman-thief

As this story develops one must try to figure out which character is Arsene Lupin, a master of disguise. Arsene has embarked on a bold scheme and matches wits with a detective who has made the apprehension of him the focus of his career. The conversations and observations made by some characters are very witty and made me laugh at times.

There are other Arsene Lupin books and I plan to read them all. I classified this as a mystery, but am not sure that would be the correct designation. It was a lot of fun!

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It kept me excited from the moment Lupin was mentioned till the very end. Didn't know he was a thief. He's more like Kaito Kid from Detective Conan. I loved who he robs though. That is very moral of him. If you love detective, thrill and mystery - you'll enjoy reading this for sure. View all 9 comments. A cheeky thief. A spoiled lady. A quiet assistant. A divided suitor. A riot of characters come together to create a most unusual assembly that most solve the mystery of Arsene Lupin and his brilliantly executed plans that leave many a minds boggled.

While the story was indeed clever I had my suspicions very early on and everyone here knows I like a story that keeps me guessing. The writing — I feel — was not very well-crafted either. Plenty of dialogue and such. Not bummed enough to give up reading all of the Lupin stories just not anytime soon. May 03, David Kao rated it it was amazing. Arsene Lupin series is my favorite detective series , unlike Sherlock Holmes Arsene Lupin is a thief who only steal stuffs from rich peoples and he solves cases like Sherlock Holmes , he is as smart as Sherlock Holmes , so people called him " Gentle Thief " , and many women is in love with him , but the one he truly loved was killed by Herlock Holmes It s actually Sherlock Holmes , in an accident.

When he was young he doesn't have a good childhood because his father died when he was young Arsene Lupin series is my favorite detective series , unlike Sherlock Holmes Arsene Lupin is a thief who only steal stuffs from rich peoples and he solves cases like Sherlock Holmes , he is as smart as Sherlock Holmes , so people called him " Gentle Thief " , and many women is in love with him , but the one he truly loved was killed by Herlock Holmes It s actually Sherlock Holmes , in an accident.

When he was young he doesn't have a good childhood because his father died when he was young , so he had a hard life and he hated rich people because her mother worked for rich people as a slave and they don't treat her well , so he steal stuff and sell it and use the money to help poor people , it is like Robin Hood , and he is really smart , because the cops failed to catch him several times and even though if they caught him he always escaped ,and he sometimes helped the cops to solve mysteries , so the cops sometimes sees him as a friend sometimes as a foe.

I like this series because I'm a fan of detective mysteries books , and this is a different kind , and it is for all ages , so I highly suggest if you are a mystery and detective books fan you must read this series!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm reading the Indonesian version of this book, and I'm totally disappointed by the translation. It took me so long to finish a book that is considerably thin because I have to stop reading every two chapters in average. It is terrible Note: This book is thrown away to the bookswap table at IRF View all 3 comments.

Smart thief He is described as a true gentleman, full of destructive and constructive ideas I would say about him. Still I feel amazed how he can be different characters in the adventures Just love this book Very amusing and clever. Jun 22, Martina Sanjaya rated it did not like it. This is my first reading of Arsene Lupin book. I've heard about this character for so long, and was eager to read. After reading this, I must admit I'm very disappointed. The story was too brash, too much luck involved, very unlike the neat and smart Arsene Lupin described by this very book earlier.

Some other character was too vague, even his ultimate opponent M. I've read some Sherlock Holmes, and was hoping this would be its rival : super detective and super thief. It started out This is my first reading of Arsene Lupin book. It started out promising enough, even some reference that Holmes couldn't nab Lupin Holmlock Shears? A bit childish, IMO. But as the story progessed, Lupin's acts were pathetic. Well, other books of Lupin may be better, but I lost appetite. Don't think I'd read another in the near future.

This is not a first book in the series or a story collection, but a translated by Edgar Jepson novelization by Maurice Leblanc of his own play of the same title. Jul 21, Wilte rated it liked it. Fresh and vibrant book; Jepson adapted a LeBlanc creator of Lupin play, that is probably why there is so much dialogue in this novel.

Master thief Arsene Lupin announces his robberies of a millionaire in advance and still gets away. The duke plays a special part. Jan 21, Jonathan rated it really liked it Shelves: fiction. Pretty fun, funny. May 29, Sharon Carey rated it it was amazing. Charming, light and witty! Mar 05, Michael Brown rated it it was ok. As with so many books I have tried to list, this one was not the one accepted by Goodreads. I have just finished Arsene Lupin an adventures tale published in This was the novelization of the original play from that time period.

The story takes place in several houses with characters that are not all likeable or well defined. From the start the story dialogue is stilted and very bland. Only after the action moves to Paris and the characters are reduced to a few does the tale pick up its As with so many books I have tried to list, this one was not the one accepted by Goodreads.

Only after the action moves to Paris and the characters are reduced to a few does the tale pick up its pace and is more interesting. The master thief is quite obvious by this time and his playing with the police is a slow cat vs mouse dialogue of clues and theories.

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Overall I found the tale interesting and will look more stories in their order of publication. This character bears some resemblance to the Japanese anime Lupin of the 70's and 80's. As he is supposed to be the newest generation of the crime family we can see where some of the traits began. Ohhhhh, this was so much fun! This tale kept me riveted from start to finish, and I am so looking forward to reading more!

The only thing that confuses me is I can't seem to find this book listed anywhere. It is AVAILABLE in lots of places, and is often referred to as the "first" Lupin book, but places like Wikipedia don't seem to list it at all and say it started off with collections of short stories instead.

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Even in the novel, previous exploits are mentioned that seem to be plots of other novels I've seen listed like the references to The Blonde Lady , so that makes this seem to come after some of those stories. Sooo confused. Anyway, confused or not, I'm eagerly downloading other Lupin stories!

View 1 comment. While originally being introduced to Arsene Lupin through his descendant, Lupin the Third, I have discovered I enjoy the original writings as much as I enjoy the anime and manga series.

There is a little bit of Robin Hood, a little bit of James Bond in these men. The tales lean to the cerebral battles rather than physical, as Lupin stays one step ahead of Gainimard and Guercard to win his treasures. And even in the end, when sometimes he must give up what he has won, he still manages to put a While originally being introduced to Arsene Lupin through his descendant, Lupin the Third, I have discovered I enjoy the original writings as much as I enjoy the anime and manga series.

And even in the end, when sometimes he must give up what he has won, he still manages to put a good face on it and looks towards his next bit of mischief. It is also a nice view of pre-WWI France as well, giving us a taste of the social lives of the men and women Lupin come into contact with and taking some editorial license with life of the day. A nice change of pace from my usual sci-fi choices.

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Sep 30, Lora rated it liked it Shelves: mystery , adventure. I read a kindle edition. This is my first foray into the Gentleman Thief, and I enjoyed it. The humor and the moments of growing tension were excellent. I was halfway thru the book before I really grasped that there might be more to it. The cat-and-mouse scenes between the Law and the Thief were quite engaging.