The Adventures of Arthur Conan Doyle

The Adventures of Arthur Conan Doyle

A Biography

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Baker & Taylor
Arthur Conan Doyle remains one of our favorite writers; his work is read with affection--and sometimes obsession--the world over, but his life was no less fascinating than his fiction. Conan Doyle grew up in relative poverty in Edinburgh. He struggled both as a young doctor and in his early attempts to sell short stories, having only limited success until Sherlock Holmes propelled him to worldwide fame. Beyond 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 friends and fans. Russell Miller is the first biographer to have been granted unlimited access to Conan Doyle's private correspondence, and also makes use of the writer's personal papers and the Richard Lancelyn Green archive, the world's most comprehensive collection of Conan Doyle material.--From publisher description.

McMillan Palgrave

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 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 Doyle also 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 Doyle is an unprecedentedly full portrait of an enduringly popular figure.



Blackwell North Amer
During his lifetime Arthur Conan Doyle wrote more than 1,500 letters to members of his family, most notably his mother, revealing his innermost thoughts, fears and hopes: Russell Miller is the first biographer to have been granted unlimited access to Conan Doyle's private correspondence. The Adventures of Arthur Conan Doyle also 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 Doyle is an unprecedentedly full portrait of an enduringly popular figure.

Baker
& Taylor

Draws on newly released documents and untapped archives to profile the Sherlock Holmes creator's contradictory character, from his support of Spiritualism beliefs and seeming preference for sports over writing to his rejection of Catholicism and repeated efforts to kill off his famous fictional detective. 20,000 first printing.
Profiles the Sherlock Holmes creator's contradictory character, from his support of Spiritualism beliefs and seeming preference for sports over writing to his rejection of Catholicism and repeated efforts to kill off his famous fictional detective.

Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, c2008
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9780312378974
0312378971
Characteristics: xii, 516 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm

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