Maurice Leblanc

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موریس لوبلان, モオリス ルブラン, موريس لوبلان،, and 38 others Mūrīs Liblān, M ルブラン, มอริส เลอบล็อง, M. Leblanc, Mūrīs Lūblān, لبلان، موريس،, Mauricius Leblanc, モリス ルブラン, Maurice Leblan, מוריס לבלן, モーリス ルブラン, موريس لوبلان, 莫理斯·盧布朗, Моріс Леблан, Morisŭ Lŭbŭllang, Леблан, Maurice Leblanc, موريس لبلان،, Maurize Leblanc, Leblanc, Mauricio Leblanc, M. Leblan, モーリス・ルブラン, Maurycy Leblanc, Moriss Leblāns, Морис Леблан, М Леблан, 모리스 르블랑, מוריס לבלאן, Marie Émile Maurice Leblanc, Морис Льоблан, لوبلان، موريس, مۆریس لۆبلان, Moris Lüblan, Maurycy Leblang, لبلان، موريس, Moris Leblan, モーリス ル・ブラン
Dec. 10, 1864
Nov. 5, 1941

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Maurice Marie Émile Leblanc (11 December 1864 – 6 November 1941) was a French novelist and writer of short stories, known primarily as the creator of the fictional gentleman thief and detective Arsène Lupin, often described as a French counterpart to Arthur Conan Doyle's creation Sherlock Holmes.

The first Arsène Lupin story appeared in a series of short stories that was serialized in the magazine Je sais tout, starting in No. 6, dated 15 July 1905. Clearly created at editorial request, it’s possible that Leblanc had also read Octave Mirbeau's Les 21 jours d'un neurasthénique (1901), which features a gentleman thief named Arthur Lebeau, and he had seen Mirbeau's comedy Scrupules (1902), whose main character is a gentleman thief. Leblanc's house in Étretat, today the museum Le clos Arsène Lupin.

By 1907, Leblanc had graduated to writing full-length Lupin novels, and the reviews and sales were so good that Leblanc effectively dedicated the rest of his career to working on the Lupin stories. Like Conan Doyle, who often appeared embarrassed or hindered by the success of Sherlock Holmes and seemed to regard his success in the field of crime fiction as a detraction from his more "respectable" literary ambitions, Leblanc …

Books by Maurice Leblanc