Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Audiobook Wednesday: A. J. Raffles in "The Ides of March"

Before Batman and The Shadow, before Arsene Lupin the First an the Third, there was Arthur J. Raffles, amateur safe-cracker.
I think I may claim that his famous character Raffles was a kind of inversion of Sherlock Holmes, Bunny playing Watson. He admits as much in his kindly dedication. I think there are few finer examples of short-story writing in our language than these, though I confess I think they are rather dangerous in their suggestion. I told him so before he put pen to paper, and the result has, I fear, borne me out. You must not make the criminal a hero. 
— Arthur Conan Doyle

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