Le Clos ArsÃ¨ne Lupin in Etretat, Seine-Maritime, France | Museum
It's a new cultural spot that opened in june 1999 in Etretat, Normandy. Maurice Leblanc, a french author and the creator of ArsÃ¨ne Lupin, owned this beautiful house.
This very singular place will make you discover the secret world of the famous gentleman-burglar, and the intimacy of his author Maurice Leblanc.
Maurice Leblanc was a very prolific writer, mostly known as the father of ArsÃ¨ne Lupin. He published over 60 novels and short stories which have been translated into several languages. ArsÃ¨ne Lupin appeared for the first time by accident, because of an assignment from the editor of a new journal "Je sais tout", in 1905.
Maurice Leblanc was born in Rouen in 1864. Although a very good student, he abandoned his law studies to become a writer in Paris. In 1887, he published his first novel, "Une femme", a psychological study that enjoyed only moderate success. Although he had long career as a writer for periodicals, it was not until the creation of ArsÃ¨ne Lupin, that he gained in his forties international fame, equaled only by that of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes. Lupin, the ultimate gentleman burglar, kept Maurice Leblanc busy for the next twenty-five years. Thanks to his creature, Maurice Leblanc became a popular writer. He died in 1941 at Perpignan.
ArsÃ¨ne Lupin is one of the most french popular heros. The gentleman-thief is a master of disguise, whose criminal activities have more or less " unselfish " grounds. If he steals a painting, it is so that his action may be genuinely appreciated.
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