During a formative period in his early adulthood, English-born author E. W. Hornung spent several years working as a tutor at a desolate outpost in the Australian wilderness. This experience proved to be instrumental as a source of inspiration in his later work. The intricately plotted mystery novel At Large unfurls against the backdrop of the unforgiving Australian landscape.

E.W. Hornung (7 June 1866 - 22 March 1921) was an English author and poet known for writing the A. J. Raffles series of stories about a gentleman thief in late 19th-century London. Hornung was educated at Uppingham School; as a result of poor health he left the school in December 1883 to travel to Sydney, where he stayed for two years. He drew on his Australian experiences as a background when he began writing, initially short stories and later novels.

In 1898 he wrote "In the Chains of Crime", which introduced Raffles and his sidekick, Bunny Manders; the characters were based partly on his friends Oscar Wilde and his lover, Lord Alfred Douglas, and also on the characters of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, created by his brother-in-law, Arthur Conan Doyle. The series of Raffles short stories were collected for sale in book form in 1899, and two further books of Raffles short stories followed, as well as a poorly received novel. Aside from his Raffles stories, Hornung was a prodigious writer of fiction, publishing numerous books from 1890, with A Bride from the Bush to his 1914 novel The Crime Doctor.



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Hardback Editions

December 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: At Large: A Novel
Author(s): E W 1866-1921 Hornung
ISBN: 1-347-23982-0 / 978-1-347-23982-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Palala Press
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Paperback Editions

January 2019 : Paperback
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Title: At Large: A Novel
Author(s): E W Hornung
ISBN: 1-79404-919-3 / 978-1-79404-919-2
Publisher: Independently published
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November 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: At Large: A Novel (Classic Reprint)
Author(s): E W Hornung
ISBN: 1-330-43258-4 / 978-1-330-43258-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Forgotten Books
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January 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: At Large
Author(s): E W Hornung
ISBN: 1-5233-8544-8 / 978-1-5233-8544-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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December 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: At large
Author(s): E W Hornung
ISBN: 1-5197-0020-2 / 978-1-5197-0020-9 (USA edition)
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November 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: At Large
Author(s): E W Hornung
ISBN: 1-5192-2799-X / 978-1-5192-2799-7 (USA edition)
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July 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: At Large
Author(s): E W Hornung
ISBN: 1-5152-9579-6 / 978-1-5152-9579-2 (USA edition)
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November 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: At Large
Author(s): Ernest William Hornung
ISBN: 1-4733-2206-5 / 978-1-4733-2206-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: White Press
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March 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: At Large
Author(s): E W Hornung
ISBN: 1-4973-9638-7 / 978-1-4973-9638-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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October 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: At Large
Author(s): E W Hornung
ISBN: 1-4802-1501-5 / 978-1-4802-1501-6 (USA edition)
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February 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: At Large
Author(s): E W Hornung
ISBN: 1-4068-9912-7 / 978-1-4068-9912-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Echo Library
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August 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: At large: a novel
Author(s): E W 1866-1921 Hornung
ISBN: 1-177-58954-0 / 978-1-177-58954-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nabu Press
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April 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: At Large: A Novel
Author(s): Ernest William Hornung
ISBN: 1-149-20095-2 / 978-1-149-20095-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nabu Press
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January 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: At Large: A Novel
Author(s): Ernest William Hornung
ISBN: 1-142-63337-3 / 978-1-142-63337-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nabu Press
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Kindle Editions

September 2018 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: At Large
Author(s): E W Hornung
Publisher: Sheba Blake Publishing
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November 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: At Large
Author(s): Ernest William Hornung
Publisher: White Press
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July 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: At Large
Author(s): E W Hornung
Publisher: The Floating Press
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