The White Company and Sir Nigel (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

The White Company and Sir Nigel (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

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by Arthur Conan Doyle
     
 

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This edition includes a modern introduction and a list of suggested further reading.
 

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's two novels of adventure in the fourteenth century, The White Company and Sir Nigel, seamlessly blend real history and imaginative fiction into spirited, fast-paced narratives that draw us in, as eager witnesses

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This edition includes a modern introduction and a list of suggested further reading.
 

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's two novels of adventure in the fourteenth century, The White Company and Sir Nigel, seamlessly blend real history and imaginative fiction into spirited, fast-paced narratives that draw us in, as eager witnesses to the medieval soldier's life. Never out of print since their first publications in 1891 and 1906, they remain memorable for their accessible style, nonstop action, gentle humor, larger-than-life characters, and vibrant imagery.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411467538
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
03/13/2012
Series:
Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
792
Sales rank:
484,898
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author



Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh in 1859. After nine years in Jesuit schools, he went to Edinburgh University, receiving a degree in medicine in 1881. He then became an eye specialist in Southsea, with a distressing lack of success. Hoping to augment his income, he wrote his first story, A Study in Scarlet. His detective, Sherlock Holmes, was modeled in part after Dr. Joseph Bell of the Edinburgh Infirmary, a man with spectacular powers of observation, analysis, and inference. Conan Doyle may have been influenced also by his admiration for the neat plots of Gaboriau and for Poe's detective, M. Dupin. After several rejections, the story was sold to a British publisher for £25, and thus was born the world's best-known and most-loved fictional detective. Fifty-nine more Sherlock Holmes adventures followed.

Once, wearying of Holmes, his creator killed him off, but was forced by popular demand to resurrect him. Sir Arthur -- he had been knighted for this defense of the British cause in his The Great Boer War -- became an ardent Spiritualist after the death of his son Kingsley, who had been wounded at the Somme in World War I. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle died in Sussex in 1930.

Author biography courtesy of Penguin Group (USA).

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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