Slender, elegant, refined, seductive, Arsène Lupine, gentleman-burglar by trade, is the model of the ”Belle Epoque” dandy. His intelligence, his culture, his talents as an illusionist between Fregoli and Robert-Houdin are at the service of astonishing nerve. But this accomplished man of the world is also an anarchist at heart who plays with social conventions with marvelous insolence.
Arsène Lupine, gentleman-burglar is a collection of short stories written by Maurice Leblanc and recounting the adventures of Arsène Lupine.
The first short story of this collection was published in July 1905 in the newspaper Je sais tout. This was the first short story featuring Arsène Lupine. This one having success, Maurice Leblanc is encouraged to write the continuation, in several short stories. What will be done until 1907.