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This site contains the full text of E. W. Hornung’s Raffles stories with extensive annotations (now including the 1903 play by Eugene Presbrey), as well as more than 200 illustrations that accompanied them in the magazines and newspapers where they originally appeared, and a map of London with locations from the stories. The notes contain spoilers which are unmarked, so if you would prefer to read them without annotations the first time, you can download the books for free at Project Gutenberg.

A. J. Raffles, gentleman thief, was once a household name, and his stories once rivaled those of Sherlock Holmes in popularity — and in fact Hornung and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle were brothers-in-law.  Hornung was married to Conan Doyle’s sister Constance.

Although not as widely read as they once were, we think these stories deserve a wider audience and we hope to do our part to save them from obscurity.

–Sarah Morrissey and Genevieve L. Morrissey

Raffles Redux is now available as an ebook in the Kindle store.

The Reappearance of Raffles - Cyrus Cuneo

The Raffles stories are in the public domain.  All other text copyright © 2014 Sarah Morrissey and Genevieve L. Morrissey.

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