E.W. Hornung


Born
in Middlesbrough, The United Kingdom
June 07, 1866

Died
March 22, 1921


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".
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Raffles: The Amateur Cracks...

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Raffles: Further Adventures...

3.76 avg rating — 393 ratings — published 1901 — 209 editions
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A Thief in the Night

3.71 avg rating — 341 ratings — published 1905 — 286 editions
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Mr. Justice Raffles (A.J. R...

3.65 avg rating — 221 ratings — published 1909 — 204 editions
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The Complete Raffles Collec...

3.81 avg rating — 120 ratings — published 1984 — 20 editions
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The Raffles Megapack: The C...

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Dead Men Tell No Tales

3.08 avg rating — 120 ratings — published 1899 — 52 editions
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The Complete Short Stories ...

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The Complete Raffles: 1-The...

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The Shadow of the Rope

3.57 avg rating — 53 ratings — published 1902 — 127 editions
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“Money lost -- little lost. Honour lost -- much lost. Pluck lost -- all lost.”
E. W. Hornung, Raffles: The Amateur Cracksman

“I like accuracy for its own sake, strive after it myself, and am sometimes guilty of forcing it upon others.
-Bunny”
E.W. Hornung, A Thief in the Night

“I was afraid I wrote neither well enough nor ill enough for success.”
E.W. Hornung, Raffles: The Amateur Cracksman

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