Arthur Conan Doyle: A Life in Letters

Arthur Conan Doyle: A Life in Letters

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by Jon Lellenberg, Charles Foley, Daniel Stashower
     
 

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This extraordinary annotated collection of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's private correspondence offers unique insight into one of the world's most popular authors. Detailing Conan Doyle's life from his beginnings as a country doctor, to his struggle with the success of Sherlock Holmes and his ultimate calling as the foremost spokesman for Spiritualism, Conan Doyle's…  See more details below

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This extraordinary annotated collection of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's private correspondence offers unique insight into one of the world's most popular authors. Detailing Conan Doyle's life from his beginnings as a country doctor, to his struggle with the success of Sherlock Holmes and his ultimate calling as the foremost spokesman for Spiritualism, Conan Doyle's letters expose his innermost thoughts on literature, world events, and matters of the heart.\

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) is an enigmatic subject fit for the skills of a modern-day Sherlock Holmes. Though most renowned for his detective novels and stories, Doyle viewed them as a phase best outgrown. In a similar vein, he attributed his knighthood to an ephemeral pamphlet that he had written in support of the Boer War. This large-scale "life in letters" presents this talented, sometimes weirdly eccentric polymath in full autobiographical grandeur. A fascinating glimpse inside a life in motion.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781615557684
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
11/01/2007
Pages:
720
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.50(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

The authors, Daniel Stashower, Jon Lellenberg, and Charles Foley, are premier scholars and experts on both Arthur Conan Doyle and Sherlock Holmes. Daniel Stashower, most recently the author of The Beautiful Cigar Girl, is an award-winning mystery novelist, an Edgar Award winner and the recipient of the Raymond Chandler Fulbright Fellowship in Detective and Crime Fiction Writing. He is also the author of Teller of Tales, a widely praised biography of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Jon Lellenberg is the U.S agent for the Conan Doyle estate and coeditor of a number of anthologies of new Sherlock Holmes stories by mystery writers, as well as the historian of the Baker Street Irregulars. Charles Foley is the great-nephew of Arthur Conan Doyle and great-grandson of Mary Foley Doyle, as well as the present executor of the Conan Doyle Estate.

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