Download PDF by Guy Boothby: A Prince of Swindlers

By Guy Boothby

ISBN-10: 1101614382

ISBN-13: 9781101614389

[b]One of literature’s first, maximum, and so much dastardly gentleman rogues ultimately 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 de facto an adventurer and a grasp of hide. Carne—aided by means of his unswerving butler, Belton—embarks on against the law 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 gives you to thrill a brand new iteration of crime fans.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the best writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the easiest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts superior by means of introductions and notes by way of special students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by means of award-winning translators.

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MARIA N o i abbiamo regnato, l u i ha lavorato. 36 IL R E MUORE GUARDIA Fatiche d'Ercole. MARGHERITA Lavorucci. E n t r a Juliette. J U L I E T T E Povera Maestà, povero Sire, ha marinato la scuola. R E M i sento come uno scolaro che si presenti all'esame senza aver f a t t o i c o m p i t i . Senza aver studiato la lezione... MARGHERITA (al Re) N o u preoccupartene. Come u n attore che n o n sa la parte la sera della p r i m a e v u o t i , v u o t i , v u o t i i n testa. Come u n oratore che è spinto alla t r i b u n a e ignora la p r i m a parola del suo discorso, e non sa neppure a chi debba parlare.

JULIETTE « De mortuis nihll nisi bene ». Era i l re di un grande regno. MARIA Ne era i l centro. Ne era i l cuore. JULIETTE La sede centrale. GUARDIA I I regno si estendeva attorno a lui, lontano lontano. Non se ne scorgevano Ì confini. JULIETTE Illuminato nello spazio. MARGHERITA Ma limitato nella durata. A d im tempo infinito ed effimero. JULIETTE Ne era i l principe, i l primo suddito, ne era i l padre, ne era Ìl figlio. Egli fu incoronato re al momento stesso della sua nascita, MARIA Sono cresciuti assieme, i l regno e l u i .

Pensavamo alle medesime cose al medesimo tempo. Tu finivi la frase che io avevo cominciato nella mia testa. T i chiamavo perché mi fregassi la schiena quando facevo i l bagno. T u sceglievi le mie cravatte. Non sempre m i piacevano. Avevamo dei contrasti su questo argomento. Nessuno l'ha saputo, nessuno lo saprà. MEDICO Non era questione di molta importanza. MARGHERITA Che piccolo borghese! Veramente son cose che non devono trapelare. RE (a Maria) A te non piaceva che io fossi spettinato. M i pettinavi.

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