Herein chronicles the exploits and adventures of Arsène Lupin, a burglar who blends effortlessly into high society, adapting a gentlemanly persona as a cover for his criminal misdeeds. This classic crime caper established the antihero character of Arsène Lupin, who is the archetypal gentleman thief. A master of disguise, Lupin demonstrates an effortless ability to transition between high society and his actual profession of burglar. Charming and dapper to a fault, Lupin appears to his contemporaries as the consummate embodiment of a refined gent. Using his wit, cunning and numerous connections in the upper reaches of the social strata, Lupin orchestrates a number of thefts which leave Parisian society stunned and flabbergasted. In this story Lupin steals a number of motor cars - at the time a rare, expensive and cumbersome haul - and a treasured family heirloom pendant. Originally written and published in French, this novel was swiftly translated to English.