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English short-story writer and novelist. Hornung is famed as the creator of gentleman-burglar, A. J. Raffles. He is featured in many stories, the most famous of which are The Amateur Cracksman (1899), The Black Mask (1901), and A Thief in the Night (1905). Several of these stories have been televised. Hornung also wrote a novel based on this burglar's exploits, titled Mr. Justice Raffles (1909). He also penned other novels set against an Australian backdrop. The most popular of these is Stingaree (1905).
English short-story writer and novelist, Hornung is famous for creating “Raffles”, the wily yet likeable sleuth. Hornung’s work is mostly coloured by his experiences of Australia. He also wrote prominent war-verse.