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Arsène Lupin -- La Comtesse de Cagliostro
Arsène Lupin -- La Comtesse de Cagliostro
Arsène Lupin -- La Comtesse de Cagliostro
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Arsène Lupin -- La Comtesse de Cagliostro

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Normandie, 1894. Quand Raoul d'Andrésy décide de conserver le nom de sa mère, plutôt que celui de son père, Lupin, rien ne le destine à devenir le futur gentleman-cambrioleur. À 20 ans, il n'a d'yeux que pour Clarisse d'Estrigues, mais le père de la jeune femme, le baron d'Estrigues, ne veut pas d'un homme sans nom ni fortune dans sa famille. Raoul, furieux, décide de le cambrioler: il escalade le mur du verger, grimpe sur le toit chaud et rampe parmi les lierres jusqu'à une petite fenêtre d'où, camouflé, il ne peut être vu. Cependant il surprend dans la pièce en contrebas le baron et trois complices en pleine conversation. Ils veulent noyer Joséphine Balsamo — la comtesse de Cagliostro... Publié en 1924, «La Comtesse de Cagliostro» est un roman unique dans la série des Arsène Lupin: c'est un retour aux origines du gentleman-cambrioleur. Le passé d'Arsène Lupin est révélé au grand jour, et avec, son plus dangereux adversaire.-
ÉditeurSAGA Egmont
Date de sortie30 avr. 2021
Arsène Lupin -- La Comtesse de Cagliostro

Maurice Leblanc

Maurice Leblanc, a name synonymous with the creation of the suave and cunning gentleman thief Arsène Lupin, was born on December 11, 1864, in Rouen, France. Leblanc's early life was steeped in the cultural richness and historical significance of his hometown, which is also known for its association with Joan of Arc and its stunning Gothic architecture. Leblanc initially pursued a career in law, following in the footsteps of his father, but his passion for writing soon led him to abandon this path. Moving to Paris in the 1880s, a city then pulsating with artistic and intellectual fervor, Leblanc became a part of the vibrant literary scene. He worked as a journalist and began writing short stories and novels, albeit with modest success. The turn of the century marked a pivotal moment in Leblanc's career. In 1905, he was commissioned to write a detective story for the magazine "Je sais tout," leading to the creation of Arsène Lupin. The character, a master of disguise and a thief with a heart of gold, was an immediate hit. Lupin's adventures, blending elements of mystery, adventure, and humor, captivated readers and established Leblanc as a literary force. Leblanc's creation of Arsène Lupin was not just a stroke of creative genius but also a reflection of the socio-political climate of the time. France, in the early 20th century, was characterized by a fascination with crime and justice, influenced by the infamous Dreyfus Affair and a growing public interest in detective fiction. Lupin's character, who often outwitted the authorities and righted societal wrongs, resonated with readers who were disillusioned with the establishment. Despite his literary success, Leblanc's life was not without controversy. His works were occasionally criticized for their perceived immorality and for glorifying a criminal. However, many defended him, arguing that Lupin was a complex character who challenged the status quo and highlighted the flaws in the justice system. Leblanc continued to write Lupin stories until his death on November 6, 1941. His works have had a lasting impact, influencing numerous writers and spawning adaptations in various media, including films, television series, and even Japanese manga and anime. In a contemporary context, the themes explored in "Memoirs of Arsène Lupin" remain strikingly relevant. Lupin's battles against corruption, his cunning intelligence, and his unwavering sense of justice mirror modern societal issues such as the fight against systemic injustice and the questioning of authority. The character of Lupin, with his charm and wit, appeals to today's audiences who appreciate complex protagonists who navigate moral ambiguities. Maurice Leblanc's legacy endures, not just through the continued popularity of Arsène Lupin, but also through the lens of modern relevance. His ability to infuse his narratives with social commentary and his creation of a character who transcends time and culture make him a literary figure worth celebrating.

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