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The Crime of the Congo
     

The Crime of the Congo

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by Arthur Conan Doyle
 

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This volume is one of Conan Doyle's appeals to public opinion, in this case calling for international intervention over the running of the Belgian Congo (modern-day DRC), which he called the greatest crime in history.

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This volume is one of Conan Doyle's appeals to public opinion, in this case calling for international intervention over the running of the Belgian Congo (modern-day DRC), which he called the greatest crime in history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781105974786
Publisher:
Lulu.com
Publication date:
07/18/2012
Sold by:
LULU PRESS
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
503,867
File size:
282 KB

Meet the Author

The life of Arthur Conan Doyle illustrates the excitement and diversity of the Victorian age unlike that of any other single figure of the period. At different points in his life he was a surgeon on a whaling ship; a GP; an apprentice eye-surgeon; an unsuccessful parliamentary candidate (twice); a multi-talented sportsman; one of the inventors of cross-country skiing in Switzerland; a formidable public speaker; a campaigner against miscarriages of justice; a military strategist; a writer in a range of forms; and the head of an extraordinary family. In his autobiography, he wrote: 'I have had a life which, for variety and romance, could, I think, hardly be exceeded.' He was not wrong. But Conan Doyle was also a Victorian with a twist, a man of tensions and contradictions. He was fascinated by travel, exploration, and invention, indeed all things modern and technological; yet at the same time he was also very traditional, voicing support for values such as chivalry, duty, constancy, and honour. By the time of his death in July 1930 he was a celebrity, achieving worldwide fame and notoriety for his creation of the rationalist, scientific super-detective Sherlock Holmes; yet at the same time his later decades were taken up with his advocacy of the new religion of Spiritualism, in which he was a devoted believer.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
May 22, 1859
Date of Death:
July 7, 1930
Place of Birth:
Edinburgh, Scotland
Place of Death:
Crowborough, Sussex, England
Education:
Edinburgh University, B.M., 1881; M.D., 1885

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