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More Raffles , Hörbuch, Digital, 1, 272min
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In this, the second collection of Hornungs’ stories to be recorded by Assembled Stories, the darker side of Raffles is laid bare. Inspector Mackenzie begins to suspect that the finest cricketer of his generation may not be wielding a straight bat, a suspicion further confirmed by the appearance of Reginald Crawshay, master criminal, late residence HM Prison, Dartmoor, at Raffles’ rooms at the Albany. Events take a turn for the worse when our antihero is caught red handed on board ship in an escapade of outrageous criminal daring and evades capture by diving from the rail of the deck, spending a long enforced vacation on the Isle of Elba while Bunny resides at Her Majesty’s pleasure for his part as accomplice. The two are eventually reunited but forced underground to continue their illicit business. However, Raffles is a changed man, a bigger risk taker and much more cynical than before. The traumatic circumstances which brought about this metamorphosis are later revealed and with great panache and courage Raffles revenges himself upon those who have afflicted him and lives to steal another day. The stories in this collection are 'The Return Match', 'The Gift of the Emperor', 'No Sinecure', 'A Jubilee Present', 'The Fate of Faustina', and 'The Last Laugh'. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Joyce. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/assm/000007/bk_assm_000007_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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The Adventures of Raffles , Hörbuch, Digital, 1...
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'Why should I work when I could steal?' Thus speaks A. J.Raffles, gentleman, the finest slow bowler of his generation and a shameless thief. When Bunny, an old school acquaintance, confesses that he will be dishonourably disgraced for writing cheques that his bank will not meet, Raffles persuades him to assist in a burglary. From that moment, Bunny is locked into a life of crime and, fortunately for his audience, recounts their adventures in a most thrilling way. The stories in this volume are 'The Ides of March', 'A Costume Piece', 'Gentleman and Players', 'Le Premier Pas', 'Wilful Murder', and 'Nine Points of the Law'. E. W. Hornung was Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s brother in law, but Raffles is the very antithesis of Sherlock Homes - yet still a hero and one that the Victorians and succeeding generations, perhaps surprisingly, took to their hearts. About Assembled Stories: Over the years the national press have reviewed Assembled Stories titles as "excellent", "remarkable", "entrancing", "superb", "magic for sure", "masterly", "wonderful", "a class act", and "a splendid example of audio at its best". 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Joyce. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/assm/000006/bk_assm_000006_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Song Ong Siang
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High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Sir Song Ong Siang, was a lawyer and active citizen of the British Colony of Singapore. He was a third-generation Straits Chinese or Peranakan Baba (Peranakan term for man), and the first ever Asian in Singapore to be knighted. Sir Song was noted for his worthy contributions to the development of the Singapore civil society, and was held in the highest esteem throughout the Colony. He was born on June 14, 1871 in Singapore to Song Hoot Kiam, the founder of the Straits Chinese Church (now Prinsep Street Presbyterian Church) and Ms Phan Fung Lean, a wife from Elder Song's second marriage. He was the eldest son from Song Hoot Kiam's second marriage the youngest of the three sons of borne from Elder Song's two marriages. As a youth, Sir Song studied at The Raffles Institution and briefly at Christian Brothers' School (now St. Joseph's institution). He was a brilliant student, and won the Guthrie Scholarship at the age of 12 a record he had continued to hold for five consecutive years.

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A Prince of Swindlers
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One of literature's first, greatest, and most dastardly gentleman rogues finally joins the Penguin Classics crime list First published in 1900, A Prince of Swindlers introduces Simon Carne, a gentleman thief predating both E. W. Hornung's A. J. Raffles and Maurice Leblanc's Arsène Lupin. The British Viceroy first meets Carne while traveling in India. Charmed, he invites the reclusive hunchbacked scholar to London, little suspecting that his guest is actually an adventurer and a master of disguise. Carne-aided by his loyal butler, Belton-embarks on a crime spree, stealing from London's richest citizens and then making fools of them by posing as a detective investigating the thefts. Now back in print after over a century, Guy Boothby's tale promises to delight a new generation of crime fans. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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Stand: 26.10.2020
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A Prince of Swindlers
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One of literature's first, greatest, and most dastardly gentleman rogues finally joins the Penguin Classics crime list First published in 1900, A Prince of Swindlers introduces Simon Carne, a gentleman thief predating both E. W. Hornung's A. J. Raffles and Maurice Leblanc's Arsène Lupin. The British Viceroy first meets Carne while traveling in India. Charmed, he invites the reclusive hunchbacked scholar to London, little suspecting that his guest is actually an adventurer and a master of disguise. Carne-aided by his loyal butler, Belton-embarks on a crime spree, stealing from London's richest citizens and then making fools of them by posing as a detective investigating the thefts. Now back in print after over a century, Guy Boothby's tale promises to delight a new generation of crime fans. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Anbieter: Thalia AT
Stand: 26.10.2020
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