Author:Ernest William Hornung

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Ernest William Hornung
(1866–1921)
known as Willie, was an English author, most famous for writing the Raffles series of novels about a gentleman thief in late Victorian London.
Ernest William Hornung

Works[edit]

Jim-of-the-Whim — Nettleship's Score — The Luckiest Man in the ColonyThe Notorious Miss Anstruther — Strong-Minded Miss Methuen — An Idle Sinner — Sergeant Seth
  • Tiny Luttrell (1893 )
  • The Boss of Taroomba (1894)
  • The Unbidden Guest (1894)
  • Irralie's Bushranger (1896)
  • The Rogue's March: A Romance (1896)
  • My Lord Duke (1897)
  • Some Persons Unknown (1898)
  • Young Blood (1898)
  • Dead Men Tell No Tales (1899)
  • The Belle of Toorak (1900)
  • Peccavi (1900)
  • At Large (1902)
  • The Shadow of the Rope (1902)
  • Denis Dent: A Novel (1903)
  • No Hero (1903)
  • Stingaree (1905) (transcription project)
I. A Voice in the Wilderness — II. The Black Hole of Glenranald — III. "To the Vile Dust" — IV. A Bushranger at Bay — V. The Taking of Stingaree — VI. The Honor of the Road — VII. The Purification of Mulfera — VIII. A Duel in the Desert — IX. The Villain-Worshipper — X. The Moth and the Star
  • The Camera Fiend (1911)
  • Fathers of Men (1912)
  • The Thousandth Woman (1913)
  • Witching Hill (1913)
  • The Crime Doctor (1914) (No scan)
  • Old Offenders and a Few Old Scores (1923) Short story collection; published posthumously.


Raffles series[edit]

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The Ides of March — A Costume Piece — Gentlemen and Players — Le Premier Pas — Wilful Murder — Nine Points of the Law — The Return Match — he Gift of the Emperor
  • The Black Mask, published in US as Raffles (1901)
No Sinecure — A Jubilee Present — The Fate of Faustina — The Last Laugh — To Catch a Thief — An Old Flame — The Wrong House — The Knees of the Gods
Out of Paradise — The Chest of Silver — The Rest Cure — The Criminologists' Club — The Field of Phillipi — A Bad Night — A Trap to Catch a Cracksman — The Spoils of Sacrilege — The Raffles Relics — The Last Word


Non-fiction[edit]

Poetry[edit]

  • Ballad of Ensign Joy (1917)
  • Wooden Cross (1918)
  • The Young Guard (1919)

Short Stories[edit]

A complete list of his works can be found on Wikipedia


  1. Credited to S. W. Hornung.

Some or all works by this author are in the public domain in the United States because they were published before January 1, 1923.


The author died in 1921, so works by this author are also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 80 years or less. Works by this author may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.