The French have re-read the classic book by Maurice LeBlanc telling the stories of the white-collar thief Arsene Lubin, after the success of the Netflix series that premiered last Friday.
In just five days, Thermos It became number one in the United States and France and increased sales of the first book in the series, Knight thiefAnd the From Hachette Publishing, which on January 13 launched a new edition of the book.
“After the series premiere, We have had to re-release a copy, of which we already have 10,000 copiesCecil Tiwan, Director of Hachette Romans y Livre de Poche Jeunesse, al diario Parisian, Which ensures that book sales on online sales platforms triple.
The series is not an adaptation of LeBlanc’s work, but rather a current interpretation of the thief, who is named in the series Asane Diop, and his vital reference in particular is Arsene Lupine, who will motivate him to commit crimes that we can see all the time. Of the five seasons included in the production.
This new series includes the story Queen necklaceIt is the starting point for the plot, starring the well-known actor Omar C. from the movie Not touched, From 2011, And that he was responsible for spreading promotional posters all over Paris himself..
In this first chapter, the protagonist tries to help some gangsters on the outskirts of the capital to steal a necklace belonging to Queen Marie Antoinette from the Louvre, which is auctioned for $ 24 million to pay off the debt he owes. they.
The success of the series is also evident in Parisian bookstores such as Ici librairie on Boulevard Haussmann. Co-founder, Anne-Laure Vial, highlighted how the series’ premiere last Friday generated a renewed interest in the character. “I worked this weekend and a lot of people came to ask for the book Knight thief. We didn’t expect it and had to double orders“It is to explain.
Published in 1907, Arsene Lupine, Knight Thief It is a collection of nine short stories that includes Queen’s necklace, In the plot of the series. The white-collar thief is one of the most famous figures in French literature and well-known in the ancient continent, with 17 novels and 39 short stories showing his exploits.
Lubben’s character first appeared in a series of stories published in the magazine I know everything In 1905, since then there have been interpretations and modifications in comics, plays, television series, and even video games.