A prolific author of books, short stories, poetry, and more, the Scottish writer Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) is best known for the creation of one of literature’s most vivid and enduring characters: Sherlock Holmes. Through detailed observation, vast knowledge, and brilliant deduction, Holmes and his trusted friend, Dr. Watson, step into the swirling fog of Victorian London to rescue the innocent, confound the guilty, and solve the most perplexing puzzles known to literature.
Sir Nigel (Classic Reprint)by Arthur Conan Doyle
Dame History is so austere a lady that if one has been so ill-advised as to take a liberty with her one should hasten to make amends by repentance and confession. Events have been transposed to the extent of some few months in this narrative in order to preserve the continuity and evenness of the story. I h0pe so small a divergence may seem a
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Dame History is so austere a lady that if one has been so ill-advised as to take a liberty with her one should hasten to make amends by repentance and confession. Events have been transposed to the extent of some few months in this narrative in order to preserve the continuity and evenness of the story. I h0pe so small a divergence may seem a venial error after so many centuries. For the rest it is as accurate as a good deal of research and hard work could make it.
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Meet the Author
- Date of Birth:
- May 22, 1859
- Date of Death:
- July 7, 1930
- Place of Birth:
- Edinburgh, Scotland
- Place of Death:
- Crowborough, Sussex, England
- Edinburgh University, B.M., 1881; M.D., 1885
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This is the back story of Sir Nigel, a character from "The White Company." Sir Nigel is a knight-errant who seeks to gain honor in order to impress the lady he loves. Doyle's language in this book is unsurpassed in all of literature. I highly recommend it.
A great adventure! Really fun to read. This version is nice and clean too, no errors. The other review must be for a different version, mine was fine. My cover is green, with a black flag and shield.
A problem that too many printed books have these days is misprints, & this is full of them. I'm not writing of Anglo/American differences, but actual misprinted words & punctuation. And that was the English part; I know no French, so I can only imagine the mess made of the parts in that language! The story itself, a prequel to The White Company, is interesting enough to make these printing faults even more glaring & annoying. This & other publishers need to stop relying on computerized spell-checkers & go back to editors who really know the language!
A wonderful hystorical romance by one of the greats. Honorable wars written with integrity.