Ernest William Hornung (7 June 1866 – 22 March 1921) was an English author and poet known for writing the A. J. Raffles series of stories about a gentleman thief in late 19th-century London. Although much of Hornung's work has fallen into obscurity, his Raffles stories continued to be popular, and have formed numerous film and television adaptations. Hornung's stories dealt with a wider range of themes than crime: he examined scientific and medical developments, guilt, class and the unequal role played by women in society. Two threads that run through a sizeable proportion of his books are Australia and cricket; the latter was also a lifelong passion.
This antique hardcover book is bound in green cloth boards with gilt lettering on the front and spine. This is a first edition in good condition. Owner's name on front endpaper, very mild wear. 368 pages; approx. 5"x8".
- At Large
- E. W. Hornung
- Charles Scribner's Sons, 1902
- First Edition