This work aims to reveal Conan Doyle's different activities. Apart from being a prolific author - his literary output included historical novels, science fiction and histories of the Boer War and the First World War, he was an early champion of the Channel Tunnel, he played cricket for the MCC, was an advocate of Spiritualism, introduced cross country skiing to Switzerland and he was acquainted with many public figures of the late Victorian and Edwardian period.
Sir Arthur Conan DoyleÍs classic tales of mystery present three of Mr. Sherlock Holmes and his associate Dr. Watson investigations. The Adventure of the RedHeaded League uncovers a complex theft. The Adventure of the Speckled Band thwarts a murder. And the Adventure of the Copper Beaches reveals the reasons for a strange request from an employer. Discover the facts uncovered by Watson and HolmesÍs deductions in the Calico Illustrated Classics adaptation of DoyleÍs The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
.0000000000These fifteen short stories, chosen by David Stuart Davies, former Editor of Sherlock magazine, show the master detective Sherlock Holmes at his most ingenious. Faithfully supported by his chronicler, Dr Watson, Holmes pits his wits against 'the Napoleon of Crime', Professor Moriarty, assists European royalty threatened by disgrace, helps to solve the mysterious death of a young woman due to be married, and becomes involved with other intrigues that defeat the detectives of Scotland Yard. The original illustrations from The Strand magazine by Sidney Paget accompany each story.
Best known as the creator of the consulting detective par excellence Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) was a man of wide-ranging interests and talents, and his literary output went far beyond his Holmes and Watson stories. The Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Reader collects works from all the genres in which he wrote, including mysteries, historical adventure tales, science fiction stories, ghost stories, plays, memoirs, essays on spiritualism (in which he was a dedicated believer) and reports on the Boer War and World War I. This collection features the account of Watson's first meeting with Holmes from A Study in Scarlet, an account of the dinosaurs inhabiting The Lost World, tales of Doyle's Napoleonic hero Brigadier Gerard, a condemnation of Belgium's exploitation of the Congo, and the complete text of his apocalyptic book The Poison Belt, in addition to several other stories and excerpts.
First American edition of the 15 finest stories in the supernatural genre by the creator of Sherlock Holmes. Superlative examples of Doyle's superior narrative style, these are well-plotted, powerfully descriptive tales.
Winner of the 1999 Edgar Award for Best Biographical Work, this is "an excellent biography of the man who created Sherlock Holmes" (David Walton, The New York Times Book Review) This fresh, compelling biography examines the extraordinary life and strange contrasts of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the struggling provincial doctor who became the most popular storyteller of his age. From his youthful exploits aboard a whaling ship to his often stormy friendships with such figures as Harry Houdini and George Bernard Shaw, Conan Doyle lived a life as gripping as one of his adventures. Exhaustively researched and elegantly written, Daniel Stashower's Teller of Tales sets aside many myths and misconceptions to present a vivid portrait of the man behind the legend of Baker Street, with a particular emphasis on the Psychic Crusade that dominated his final years--the work that Conan Doyle himself felt to be "the most important thing in the world."
As the creator of Sherlock Holmes, "the world's most famous man who never was," Arthur Conan Doyle remains one of our favorite writers; his work is read with affection—and sometimes obsession—the world over. Doctor, writer, spiritualist: his life was no less fascinating than his fiction. Conan Doyle grew up in relative poverty in Edinburgh, with the mental illness of his artistically gifted but alcoholic father casting a shadow over his early life. He struggled both as a young doctor and in his early attempts to sell short stories, having only limited success until Sherlock Holmes became a publishing phenomenon and propelled him to worldwide fame. While he enjoyed the celebrity Holmes br...
Round the Fire Stories shows Arthur Conan Doyle at his finest. These seventeen tales of suspense, murder, ghosts, unsolved crimes and inexplicable happenings were written to be read ‘round the fire’ on a winter’s night. With intriguing titles such as ‘The Pot of Caviare’, ‘The Brazilian Cat’ and ‘The Brown Hand’, the stories are utterly compelling and are guaranteed to entertain and exhilarate.