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The Napoleon of Crime: The Extraordinary Story of Adam Worth, the World's Greatest Modern Criminal

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The Victorian era's most infamous thief, Adam Worth was the original Napoleon of crime. Suave, cunning Worth learned early that the best way to succeed was to steal. And steal he did. Following a strict code of honor, Worth won the respect of Victorian society. He also aroused its fear by becoming a chilling phantom, mingling undetected with the upper classes, whose valuables he brazenly stole. His most celebrated heist: Gainsborough's grand portrait of the Duchess of Devonshire--ancestor of Diana, Princess of Wales--a ...

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The Napoleon of Crime: The Extraordinary Story of Adam Worth, the World's Greatest Modern Criminal
1997, Farrar Straus Giroux, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780374218997

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