The Adventures of Arthur Conan DoyleBook - 2008
The definitive biography of an enduringly fascinating man and the creator of Sherlock Holmes, is full of new material unavailable to previous biographers. The Adventures of Arthur Conan Doyledivides the life of this much-loved writer into three phases: The Doctor, The Writer and The Spiritualist. It charts Conan Doyle's childhood in relative poverty in Edinburgh, his struggling career as a young doctor and his early attempts to sell short stories. Thereafter, Conan Doyle enjoys gradual success as a writer until Sherlock Holmes becomes a publishing phenomenon and propels him to worldwide fame. But he continues to lead a multifaceted 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. The Adventures of Arthur Conan Doylemakes full use of the writer's characterful and entertaining letters, which provide a strong sense of the creator behind the most beloved detective in fiction. It also makes use of his personal papers, unseen for many years, and is the first book to draw on the Richard Lancelyn Green archive, the most comprehensive collection of Conan Doyle material in the world. From the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: London, Eng. : Harvill Secker, 2008.
Branch Call Number: 823 DOYLE MIL
Characteristics: xii, 516 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm