Songs of the Road

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Songs of the Road is a book of poems by Arthur Conan Doyle, published in March 1911 by Smith, Elder & Co. in 2,000 copies. The remainders of 895 copies were reissued by John Murray in January 1920. An American edition was published by Doubleday, Page & Co. in October 1911 with 971 copies. Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle DL (22 May 1859 - 7 July 1930) was a Scottish physician and writer who is most noted for his fictional stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes, which are generally considered ...
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Songs of the Road is a book of poems by Arthur Conan Doyle, published in March 1911 by Smith, Elder & Co. in 2,000 copies. The remainders of 895 copies were reissued by John Murray in January 1920. An American edition was published by Doubleday, Page & Co. in October 1911 with 971 copies. Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle DL (22 May 1859 - 7 July 1930) was a Scottish physician and writer who is most noted for his fictional stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes, which are generally considered milestones in the field of crime fiction. He is also known for writing the fictional adventures of a second character he invented, Professor Challenger, and for popularising the mystery of the Mary Celeste. He was a prolific writer whose other works include fantasy and science fiction stories, plays, romances, poetry, non-fiction, and historical novels.

Sherlock Holmes is a fictional detective created by Scottish author and physician Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, a graduate of the University of Edinburgh Medical School. A London-based "consulting detective" whose abilities border on the fantastic, Holmes is famous for his astute logical reasoning, his ability to adopt almost any disguise, and his use of forensic science skills to solve difficult cases.

Holmes, who first appeared in publication in 1887, was featured in four novels and 56 short stories. The first novel, A Study in Scarlet, appeared in Beeton's Christmas Annual in 1887 and the second, The Sign of the Four, in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine in 1890. The character grew tremendously in popularity with the first series of short stories in The Strand Magazine, beginning with "A Scandal in Bohemia" in 1891; further series of short stories and two novels published in serial form appeared between then and 1927. The stories cover a period from around 1880 up to 1914.

All but four stories are narrated by Holmes's friend and biographer, Dr. John H. Watson; two are narrated by Holmes himself ("The Blanched Soldier" and "The Lion's Mane") and two others are written in the third person ("The Mazarin Stone" and "His Last Bow"). In two stories ("The Musgrave Ritual" and "The Gloria Scott"), Holmes tells Watson the main story from his memories, while Watson becomes the narrator of the frame story. The first and fourth novels, A Study in Scarlet and The Valley of Fear, each include a long interval of omniscient narration recounting events unknown to either Holmes or Watson.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780781224161
  • Publisher: Reprint Services Corporation
  • Format: Library Binding

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2014

    32 poems

    Published in 1911, "Songs of the Road," is a collection of 32 poems by Arthur Conan Doyle. I did not find the first 8 poems to my taste and quit reading. But I can see how somebody else might enjoy them, so I gave the collection an average rating.

    The ebook is a scan with fairly good editing or better technology than used on many old books. I noted intrusive scanning errors in the contents table, but no memorable scanning errors in the text of those 8 poems. That means that, if there were errors, they were easy to ignore.

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