Publisher : Cooper Square Press
Release Date : 2002-04-08
ISBN 13: 1461661277
Total Pages : 544 pages
Rating : 4.6/5 (461 users download)
Summary Book and excerpt The Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Reader :
Download or Read book The Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Reader written by Jeffrey Meyers and published by Cooper Square Press. This book was released on 2002-04-08 with total page 544 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Best known as the creator of the consulting detective par excellence Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) was a man of wide-ranging interests and talents, and his literary output went far beyond his Holmes and Watson stories. The Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Reader collects works from all the genres in which he wrote, including mysteries, historical adventure tales, science fiction stories, ghost stories, plays, memoirs, essays on spiritualism (in which he was a dedicated believer) and reports on the Boer War and World War I. This collection features the account of Watson's first meeting with Holmes from A Study in Scarlet, an account of the dinosaurs inhabiting The Lost World, tales of Doyle's Napoleonic hero Brigadier Gerard, a condemnation of Belgium's exploitation of the Congo, and the complete text of his apocalyptic book The Poison Belt, in addition to several other stories and excerpts.