Adventures of Arthur Conan Doyle A Biography
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Description: 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 affectionand sometimes obsessionthe 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 brought him, he also felt that the stories damaged his literary reputation. Beyond his writing, Conan Doyle led a full life, participating in the Boer War, falling in love with another woman while his wife was dying of tuberculosis, campaigning against injustice, and converting to Spiritualism, a move that would bewilder his friends and fans. During his lifetime Conan Doyle wrote more than fifteen hundred letters to members of his family, most notably his mother, revealing his innermost thoughts, fears and hopes; and Russell Miller is the first biographer to have been granted unlimited access to Conan Doyle's private correspondence.The Adventures of Arthur Conan Doylealso makes use of the writer's personal papers, unseen for many years, and is the first book to draw fully on the Richard Lancelyn Green archive, the world's most comprehensive collection of Conan Doyle material. Told with panache,The Adventures of Arthur Conan Doyleis an unprecedentedly full portrait of an enduringly popular figure.
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List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 12/9/2008
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
|Family Pride and Family Shame|
|The Medical Student|
|The Amazing Doctor Budd|
|A Struggling Practice|
|Enter Sherlock Holmes|
|The Great Detective and the Strand|
|A Premature Death|
|The 'Honorary War Correspondent'|
|Conan Doyle in Love|
|The Boer War|
|The Parliamentary Candidate|
|The Return of Holmes|
|A Real-life Sherlock Holmes|
|A New Life With Jean|
|The Lost World|
|The Great War|
|The Path to Spiritualism|
|The Curious Case of the Cottingley Fairies|
|The Spiritualist and the Magician|
|Farewell to Holmes|
|The Final Journey|