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The man who created Sherlock Holmes : the life and times of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Author: Andrew Lycett
Publisher: New York : Free Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Free Press hardcover edView all editions and formats
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A comprehensive biography of Scottish author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle that explores his childhood, family life, medical practice, authorship of nonfiction works, inspiration for Sherlock Holmes, social acquaintances, marriages, interest in spiritualism, and much more.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Arthur Conan Doyle; Arthur Conan Doyle; Arthur Conan Doyle; Arthur Conan Doyle
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Lycett
ISBN: 9780743275231 0743275233
OCLC Number: 148843231
Notes: Originally published: Conan Doyle : the man who created Sherlock Holmes. London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2007.
Description: x, 559 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Two Irish Families --
Early years in Edinburgh 1859-1868 --
Stonyhurst and Feldkirch 1868-1876 --
Edinburgh university 1876-1881 --
On the road-Ireland, West Africa and Plymouth 1881-1882 --
Bush Villas, Portsmouth 1882-1883 --
Marriage and A study in scarlet 1884-1886 --
Discovery of spiritualism 1887-1888 --
Birth of a daughter 1889-1890 --
Vienna and London 1891-1892 --
Tennison Road, South Norwood 1892 --
Swiss interlude 1893-1894 --
America, Egypt and Undershaw 1894-1897 --
Jean Leckie 1897 --
Boer War and aftermath 1899-1901 --
The hound of Baskervilles to Louise's death 1901-1906 --
Edalji, second marriage and Windlesham 1907-1908 --
Pre-war: from Cornwall to Canada 1909-1914 --
First World War 1914-1918 --
Spiritualist mission 1919-1924 --
Bignell Wood and death 1925-1930.
Other Titles: Conan Doyle
Responsibility: Andrew Lycett.
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Abstract:

A comprehensive biography of Scottish author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle that explores his childhood, family life, medical practice, authorship of nonfiction works, inspiration for Sherlock Holmes, social acquaintances, marriages, interest in spiritualism, and much more.

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by cwarden (WorldCat user on 2008-01-28)

List of illustrations -- Family tree -- Part 1. Two Irish families -- Early years in Edinburgh 1859-1868 -- Sonyhurst and Feldkirch 1868-1876 -- Edinburgh Univestity 1876-1991 -- On the road-Ireland, West Africa and Plymouth 1881-1882 -- Bush Villas, Portsmouth 1882-1883 -- Marriage and A study in scarlet 1884-1886 -- Discovery of Spiritualism 1887-1888 -- Birth of daughter 1889-1890 -- Part 2. Cargo Stored -- Vienna and London 1891-1892 -- Tennison Road, South Norwood 1892 -- Swiss interlude 1893-1894 -- America, Egypt and Undershaw 1894-1897 -- Jean Leckie 1897 -- Boer War and aftermath 1899-1901 -- The hound of the Baskervilles to Louise's death 1901-1906 -- Part 3: Giving out -- Edalji, second marriage and Windlesham 1907-1908 -- Pre-war: from Cornwall to Canada 1909-1914 -- First World War 1914-1918 -- Spiritualist mission 1919-1924 -- Bignell Wood and death 1925-1930 -- Afterword -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Select bibliography -- Index.

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