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Mr. Justice Raffles (A.J. Raffles, The Gentleman Thief #4)

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Ernest William Hornung (1866-1921) was an English author. He spent most of his life in England and France, but in 1884 left for Australia and stayed for two years. Although his Australian experience had been so short, it coloured most of his literary work from A Bride from the Bush (1890), to Old Offenders and a Few Old Scores (1923) which appeared after his death. He publ ...more
Paperback, 200 pages
Published January 11th 2008 by Dodo Press (first published 1909)
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Quite entertaining - but almost more of a tease, as there are references to other adventures that make me wish this was an omnibus! Now I'm going to have to ferret out the others! (Yes, cricket lovers would have added incentive to read this.)Raffles is smart as a whip and keeps his friend (and me) guessing to the end. What larks! Really.

A lot of Raffles adventures are available on Librivox.
Okuta Otherside
May 11, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
First i want to say that A.J. Raffles and Harry "Bunny" Manders have the most beautiful friendship in book that i ever read! Sherlock Holmes and John Watson are have a beautiful friendship too but A.J. Raffles and Bunny friendship is on different level in my opinion. In this book, the story start when Teddy Garland, Raffles junior is in the problem because of his debt with Daniel Levy. Raffles then doing all of he can do to help his junior, and this means stealing, deceiving and kidnapping Danie ...more
Laura Rye
Sep 27, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An interesting read....the very British phrases and words made it a tougher read than expected. His style of writing is unusual compared to most of the authors I have read before this. I missed some of the action and some of the play-on-words while winding my way through this book. But, it was a fascinating read and I will re-read it later on to catch more of the richness inside the story. I seem to remember reading it was the only full length Raffles novel, also the last of the series. I will b ...more
[ book 4 of A.J. RAFFLES Series ]
Copyright © E.W. Hornung | first published by Smith, Elder & Co. in 1909
Penerbit Visimedia
Alih Bahasa : Melody Violine
Editor : Fitria Pratiwi
Proofreader : Tim Redaksi Visimedia
Desain Sampul & Lay-out : Nuruli Khotimah
Cetakan I : Maret 2013 ; 422 hlm ; ISBN 979-065-173-2
Rate : 3.5 of 5

Siapa yang tak kenal dengan sosok A.J. Raffles – pemain kriket yang terkenal akan kemampuannya di lapa
Sep 08, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is rather like the curate's egg - good in parts. Yes, the London scene pre-World War I is well set and the action does, on occasions, move swiftly along but on other occasions the plot seems long drawn out and there are, consequently, lengthy spells of inactivity.

I do love Raffles as a character and it is no surprise to find one lady in this novel stating, 'Of course I don't know much about him. But does anybody know anything of Mr Raffles except as a cricketer?' To which the devoted B
Jun 25, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: adventure
Mr Justice Raffles ends the Raffles series by E W Hornung with one long story in which Raffles matches wits with a moneylender as clever and resourceful as himself. Hornung is a superb storyteller and this comes closer to a conventional crime novel than the earlier Raffles stories, with hero and anti-hero (whichever is which) creatively thinking their ways out of all sorts of impossible situations.
“You may be the biggest man alive at your job; you are certainly the biggest villain.”

“But I’m up
Billy Akbar
May 24, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Untuk novel yang satu ini, saya rasa setiap ceritanya menyajikan kisah intrik yang seru, menguji kecerdasan dan kecerdikan para pembaca untuk menilik lebih lanjut cerita dari Raffles, sang pencuri legendaris dari Inggris. Disisi lain, bahasa yang ditawarkan cukup rumit dan harus dibaca beberapa kali untuk mengerti dengan keadaan yang dialami mereka berdua, ditambah dengan sisipan ilustrasi yang mengganggu di tengah cerita. Tapi sebenarnya buku ini adalah bagus untuk dibaca bagi anda yan
May 15, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Judul buku: Mr. Justice Raffles

Penulis: E.W. Hornung
Penerjemah: Melody Violine

Penerbit: Visimedia

Cetakan: Pertama, Maret 2013

Tebal: x + 422 halaman

ISBN: 979-065-173-2

Orang kaya ternyata miskin, Orang jujur ternyata licik, Kita semua berpotensi melakukan apa saja – A.J. Raffles

Selengkapnya baca di sini >>
Melody Violine
Apr 18, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Ini buku terjemahanku yang pertama terbit tahun ini (2013). Pengalamanku menerjemahkan buku ini bisa dibaca di

Aku juga menggelar giveaway berhadiah novel ini di blogku (hadiah disponsori Visimedia Pustaka).

Jul 13, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dnf
- why antisemitism why, why now, after three antisemitism-free books?
- why full length novel with actual plot, after all this time, why?
This is the opposite of what I wanted out of a Raffles book, no stars, did not finish.
Jan 07, 2008 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
If you like the Raffles stories you'll probably like this novel, the only Raffles novel written by Hornung. Yes, Hornung is clearly a better short story writer, but it's not as bad as some critics make it out to be.
May 10, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: a-english
The last (fourth) and best book about AJ Raffles. It was worth reading the first three only so as to get an idea of his character and backstory, and therefore to understand and enjoy this last book more.
Sep 19, 2008 added it
Shelves: 2010, fiction
"It seemed incredible that the same midsummer night and day should have seen the return of Raffles and our orgy at the club to which neither of us belonged [and:] the dramatic douche that saluted us at the Albany..."

Unfortunately these events were less exciting than they sound here.
Feb 04, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime
Kumpulan cerita pendek Raffles yg diterbitkan GM masih jauh lebih baik dr ini. Buku ini tebal dan sampai pertengahan berbelit belit dan bikin jenuh.
Linda Jacobs
Feb 25, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Full length novel; not quite sure when it takes place re the other stories. Before Europe. Right in line with his character, though.
Melody Violine
Mar 10, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
surprisingly surprising ;)
Feb 19, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Not as strong as the short stories and more than usually loaded with horrific anti-Semitism.
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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 c
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A.J. Raffles, The Gentleman Thief (4 books)
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