Ernest William Hornung (1866-1921) was an English author. He spent most of his life in England and France, but in 1884 left for Australia and stayed for two years. Although his Australian experience had been so short, it coloured most of his literary work from A Bride from the Bush (1890), to Old Offenders and a Few Old Scores (1923) which appeared after his death. He publErnest William Hornung (1866-1921) was an English author. He spent most of his life in England and France, but in 1884 left for Australia and stayed for two years. Although his Australian experience had been so short, it coloured most of his literary work from A Bride from the Bush (1890), to Old Offenders and a Few Old Scores (1923) which appeared after his death. He published the poems Bond and Free and Wooden Crosses in The Times. The character of A. J. Raffles, a "gentleman thief," first appeared in Cassell's Magazine in 1898 and the stories were later collected as The Amateur Cracksman (1899). After Hornung spent time in the trenches with the troops in France, he published Notes of a Camp-Follower on the Western Front in 1919, a detailed account of his time there. His other works include: Dead Men Tell No Tales (1899), The Black Mask (1901), No Hero (1903), A Thief in the Night: A Book of Raffles' Adventures (1905) and Mr. Justice Raffles (1909)....
|Title||:||The Camera Fiend|
|Number of Pages||:||369 Pages|
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The Camera Fiend Reviews
Tony "Pocket" Upton is almost seventeen-years-old, a student at a resident school in England, and has suffered from asthma as long as he can remember. Pocket makes regular overnight trips into London to meet with his doctor. But this last trip is one that he'll always remember.Even though the book is written about a teenager, it felt like it was meant for adults. There are so many twists and turns and surprises in this story. Very suspenseful. The author did a very good job of slowly deepening the plot and pulling me into the story.
Bizarre book, but a lovely cover. This is the first edition of 1911, with the pictorial cover of the weird man taking photographs with what looks like a stereoscopic camera. The camera is actually much stranger than that, mwahaha. As usual with Hornung, the background material is intensely observed and fun for us who write in that period.
I don't think this book has much general appeal to modern readers. The plot is somewhat rambling, the pace is somewhat slow, and the vocabulary and usage will seem off-key to most.Still, it has its appeal if you're at all interested in the manners and mores of England in the early 20th century.
This is my second consecutive century-old story and I'm happy to be on this track... The plot and the characters are excellent. The story moves at a good pace. Except for the "language" which is somewhat difficult to comprehend, this book is an enjoyable read.
A good period piece set in London.