A Prince of Swindlers

A Prince of Swindlers

Guy Boothby


One of literature’s first, maximum, and so much dastardly gentleman rogues eventually joins the Penguin Classics crime list

First released in 1900, A Prince of Swindlers introduces Simon Carne, a gentleman thief predating either E. W. Hornung’s A. J. Raffles and Maurice Leblanc’s Arsène Lupin. The British Viceroy first meets Carne whereas touring in India. Charmed, he invitations the reclusive hunchbacked student to London, little suspecting that his visitor is absolutely an adventurer and a grasp of cover. Carne—aided via his dependable butler, Belton—embarks on a criminal offense spree, stealing from London’s richest voters after which making fools of them via posing as a detective investigating the thefts. Now again in print after over a century, man Boothby’s story grants to thrill a brand new new release of crime fans.

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