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The adventures of Arthur Conan Doyle : a biography

Author: Russell Miller
Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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Arthur Conan Doyle remains one of our favorite writers; his work is read with affection--and sometimes obsession--the world over, but his life was no less fascinating than his fiction. Conan Doyle grew up in relative poverty in Edinburgh. He struggled both as a young doctor and in his early attempts to sell short stories, having only limited success until Sherlock Holmes propelled him to worldwide fame. Beyond  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Biographie
Named Person: Arthur Conan Doyle; Arthur Conan Doyle; Arthur Conan Doyle
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Russell Miller
ISBN: 9780312378974 0312378971
OCLC Number: 223882851
Description: xii, 516 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The Doctor --
Family pride and family shame --
Childhood --
The medical student --
The amazing Doctor Budd --
A struggling practice --
Enter Sherlock Holmes --
Vienna interlude --
The writer --
The great detective and the strand --
A premature death --
The 'honorary war correspondent' --
Conan Doyle in love --
The Boer War --
The Parliamentary candidate --
The return of Holmes --
A real-life Sherlock Holmes --
A new life with Jean --
The lost world --
The great war --
The spiritualist --
The path to spiritualism --
The apostle --
The curious case of the Cottingley fairies --
The spiritualist and the magician --
Pheneas speaks --
Farewell to Holmes --
The final journey.
Responsibility: Russell Miller.
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Arthur Conan Doyle remains one of our favorite writers; his work is read with affection--and sometimes obsession--the world over, but his life was no less fascinating than his fiction. Conan Doyle grew up in relative poverty in Edinburgh. He struggled both as a young doctor and in his early attempts to sell short stories, having only limited success until Sherlock Holmes propelled him to worldwide fame. Beyond writing, Conan Doyle led a full life, participating in the Boer War, falling in love with another woman while his wife was dying of tuberculosis, campaigning against injustice, and converting to Spiritualism, a move that would bewilder friends and fans. Russell Miller is the first biographer to have been granted unlimited access to Conan Doyle's private correspondence, and also makes use of the writer's personal papers and the Richard Lancelyn Green archive, the world's most comprehensive collection of Conan Doyle material.--From publisher description.

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