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Author: Arthur Conan Doyle, Sir
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781497407800
Category: Fiction
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Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle DL (22 May 1859 - 7 July 1930) was a Scottish physician and writer who is most noted for his fictional stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes, which are generally considered milestones in the field of crime fiction. He is also known for writing the fictional adventures of a second character he invented, Professor Challenger, and for popularising the mystery of the Mary Celeste. He was a prolific writer whose other works include fantasy and science fiction stories, plays, romances, poetry, non-fiction, and historical novels. Sherlock Holmes is a fictional detective created by Scottish author and physician Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, a graduate of the University of Edinburgh Medical School. A London-based "consulting detective" whose abilities border on the fantastic, Holmes is famous for his astute logical reasoning, his ability to adopt almost any disguise, and his use of forensic science skills to solve difficult cases. Holmes, who first appeared in publication in 1887, was featured in four novels and 56 short stories. The first novel, A Study in Scarlet, appeared in Beeton's Christmas Annual in 1887 and the second, The Sign of the Four, in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine in 1890. The character grew tremendously in popularity with the first series of short stories in The Strand Magazine, beginning with "A Scandal in Bohemia" in 1891; further series of short stories and two novels published in serial form appeared between then and 1927. The stories cover a period from around 1880 up to 1914. All but four stories are narrated by Holmes's friend and biographer, Dr. John H. Watson; two are narrated by Holmes himself ("The Blanched Soldier" and "The Lion's Mane") and two others are written in the third person ("The Mazarin Stone" and "His Last Bow"). In two stories ("The Musgrave Ritual" and "The Gloria Scott"), Holmes tells Watson the main story from his memories, while Watson becomes the narrator of the frame story. The first and fourth novels, A Study in Scarlet and The Valley of Fear, each include a long interval of omniscient narration recounting events unknown to either Holmes or Watson.

The Best Horror Stories of Arthur Conan Doyle


Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 0897338979
Category: Fiction
Page: 294
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These horror stories -- never before compiled in one volume -- are carefully crafted, compelling and believable. Written in about the same decade as the Sherlock Holmes series, they will convince you that Arthur Conan Doyle was a master of more than just the detective story.

A Sherlock Holmes Handbook


Author: Christopher Redmond
Publisher: Dundurn
ISBN: 1554880572
Category: Reference
Page: 256
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Here in one convenient book by a noted Sherlockian scholar is everything needed for the study and enjoyment of the Holmes canon: information on the stories and their publishing history; an assessment of a century of illustrators; a biography of Arthur Conan Doyle and a bibliography of his other writings; commentary on the films and plays about Sherlock Holmes; synopses of the stories and information about their characters; a survey of Victorian life and on the geography and social scene of 1895 London; and information on current Sherlockian organizations. A final section comments on the lasting appeal of Sherlock Holmes and what he means to generations of readers.

Mary Celeste

The Greatest Mystery of the Sea
Author: Paul Begg
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317865308
Category: History
Page: 304
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Mary Celeste is an iconic mystery - a perfectly seaworthy ship found wandering aimlessly at sea, her crew strangely and inexplicably missing. Paul Begg tells the story of the discovery of Mary Celeste and the people who vanished, and investigates over a century’s worth of speculation and survivors’ tales, searching for the facts behind one of the world’s great mysteries.

In Bed with Sherlock Holmes

Sexual Elements in Arthur Conan Doyle's Stories of the Great Detective
Author: Christopher Redmond
Publisher: Dundurn
ISBN: 9780889241428
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 207
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In Bed with Sherlock Holmes provides a witty and well-researched discussion of the sexual elements in the Sherlock holmes stories, and in Conan Doyle's own life. An expert commentator on all things Victorian, Doyle also reflects that period's attitudes toward sex and erotic love. This commentary will make the Sherlock Holmes stories even more interesting and intriguing since Redmond uses published and unpublished articles, books and letters, as well as quotes from speeches given at meetings, to enliven the text and give a broad out-look to this unusual assessment of Doyle's best known stories. Each chapter opens with one of the original Sidney Paget illustrations. Bibliography. Index.

Medical Casebook of Doctor Arthur Conan Doyle

From Practitioner to Sherlock Holmes and Beyond
Author: Alvin E. Rodin,Jack D. Key
Publisher: Krieger Publishing Company
ISBN: N.A
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 473
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As well as a writer and creator of the famous Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle also worked as a physician, and this book endeavours to document his medical facet. Medicine was often entwined into the detective stories, and the book also mentions his other science publications.

Largo campo di filosofare


Author: Bodo Brinkmann,Wolfgang Schmid
Publisher: Brepols Pub
ISBN: 9782503516042
Category: Art
Page: 311
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Inhalt: Bodo Brinkmann und Wolfgang Schmid, Bildung, Reichtum, Luxus und Geschmack. Parameter fur die Kunst der Holbeinzeit: Versuch einer Einfuhrung Stilwandel und neue Aufgaben: Kurt Locher, Von Barthel Bruyn zu Jakob Seisenegger. Neue Ansatze in der deutschen Bildnismalerei ab 1525; Bernd W. Lindemann, Parallele Wahrnehmung bei Hans Daucher; Berthold Hinz, Lucas Cranach d.A. Profanierung der Bildthemen und Wandel des Figurenstils nach Beginn der Reformation; Jurgen Muller, Holbein und die Antike. Das Laokoonmotiv in der druckgraphischen Kunst nach Hans Holbein d.J. Die Situation der Kunstler: Wolfgang Schmid, Koln - Frankfurt - Nurnberg. Lokale Traditionen und uberregionaler Austausch; Thomas Eser, Holbeins Sohne. Zur berufsstrategischen Alternative "Goldschmied oder Maler" im 16. Jahrhundert; Christof Metzger, Fallbeispiel Nordlingen oder: "geschnitzte pild und gotzen, so jetz nichts mehr sein noch gelten" Die Rolle der Auftraggeber: Freya Strecker und Helmut Zah, Hans Burgkmairs Kreuzigungsaltar und die Peutinger. Familiengedenken im Augsburg der Renaissance; Kerstin Merkel, Grabplatten und Gewurzkuchlein. Kaspar Nutzel als Mittler zwischen Kardinal Albrecht von Brandenburg und den Nurnberger Bronzekunstler Vischer; Stefan Heinz, Grosse Kunst in einer kleinen Residenz. Die Grabdenkmaler der Herzoge in Simmern Szenenwechsel: die europasche Perspektive: Mark Evans, The pedigree of the protrait miniature. The European sources of an English genre; Bodo Brinkmann, "Quelque chose d'un peu sauvage". Ein ungewohnliches Interieur fur den Bruder eines Holbein-Kunden; Tomasz Torbus, Italien in Krakau. Der Bau des Konigschlosses auf dem Wawel und der Sigismund-Kapelle (ca. 1504-1537); Michael Roth, daniel Mauch. Ein Bildhauser zwischen Ulm und Luttich. German Text.

A Study in Terror: Volume 2

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Revolutionary Stories of Fear and the Supernatural
Author: Derrick Belanger,Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
ISBN: 1780926669
Category: Fiction
Page: 241
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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is one of those authors whose literary creation is much more famous than the man himself. Those who do know the name Arthur Conan Doyle tend to know him only as the inventor of the world's greatest detective, Sherlock Holmes. A smaller segment of this group goes further and remembers Doyle as the inventor of the great detective who squandered his fame with crackpot beliefs in faeries and the supernatural. Sadly, there is so much more to the man who revolutionized the writing not just of detective fiction but also of the genre of horror, the supernatural, and even influenced history itself. This two volume anthology's point is to put Doyle back on the pedestal he so rightly deserves. Its aim is twofold. First, to introduce readers to Doyle's lesser known (yet no less important) works. These works speak for themselves in showing a master writer at his craft. The stories are timeless, enjoyable, and hopefully will lead to new fans embracing a great author's somewhat forgotten tales. The second aim is to show the relevance of Doyle's works. Through a collection of articles written by current scholars and experts, readers can see just how revolutionary Doyle's writings remain even today.

The Captain of the Polestar and Other Tales


Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1427054517
Category: Fiction
Page: 376
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Arthur Conan Doyle's The Captain of the Polestar and other Tales (1890) is a collection of stories by the creator of Sherlock Holmes. The Captain of the Polestar (1883) is a semi-autobiographical ghost story about the mysterious tragedy of Nicholas Craigie, the ship's captain. The story is told by a young student of medicine, as Doyle himself once was.

The Arresting Eye

Race and the Anxiety of Detection
Author: Jinny Huh
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
ISBN: 0813937035
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 224
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In her reading of detective fiction and passing narratives from the end of the nineteenth century forward, Jinny Huh investigates anxieties about race and detection. Adopting an interdisciplinary and comparative approach, she examines the racial formations of African Americans and Asian Americans not only in detective fiction (from Sherlock Holmes and Charlie Chan to the works of Pauline Hopkins) but also in narratives centered on detection itself (such as Winnifred Eaton’s rhetoric of undetection in her Japanese romances). In explicating the literary depictions of race-detection anxiety, Huh demonstrates how cultural, legal, and scientific discourses across diverse racial groups were also struggling with demands for racial decipherability. Anxieties of detection and undetection, she concludes, are not mutually exclusive but mutually dependent on each other's construction and formation in American history and culture.

Beyond Baker Street

a Sherlockian anthology
Author: Michael Harrison
Publisher: Bobbs-Merrill Company
ISBN: N.A
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 364
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A Study in Terror: Volume 1

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Revolutionary Stories of Fear and the Supernatural
Author: Derrick Belanger,Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
ISBN: 1780926634
Category: Fiction
Page: 228
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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is one of those authors whose literary creation is much more famous than the man himself. Those who do know the name Arthur Conan Doyle tend to know him only as the inventor of the world's greatest detective, Sherlock Holmes. A smaller segment of this group goes further and remembers Doyle as the inventor of the great detective who squandered his fame with crackpot beliefs in faeries and the supernatural. Sadly, there is so much more to the man who revolutionized the writing not just of detective fiction but also of the genre of horror, the supernatural, and even influenced history itself. This two volume anthology's point is to put Doyle back on the pedestal he so rightly deserves. Its aim is twofold. First, to introduce readers to Doyle's lesser known (yet no less important) works. These works speak for themselves in showing a master writer at his craft. The stories are timeless, enjoyable, and hopefully will lead to new fans embracing a great author's somewhat forgotten tales. The second aim is to show the relevance of Doyle's works. Through a collection of articles written by current scholars and experts, readers can see just how revolutionary Doyle's writings remain even today.

The Best Supernatural Tales of Arthur Conan Doyle


Author: A. C. Doyle
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486143201
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
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First American edition of the 15 finest stories in the supernatural genre by the creator of Sherlock Holmes. Superlative examples of Doyle's superior narrative style, these are well-plotted, powerfully descriptive tales.

The Hound of the Baskervilles

Another Adventure of Sherlock Holmes, with "The Adventure of the Speckled Band"
Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
Publisher: Broadview Press
ISBN: 1460401050
Category: Fiction
Page: 300
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The Hound of the Baskervilles (1901-02) is Arthur Conan Doyle's most celebrated Sherlock Holmes adventure. At the end of the yew tree path of his ancestral home, Sir Charles Baskerville is found dead. Close by are the footprints of a gigantic hound. Called to investigate, Holmes seems to face a supernatural foe. In the tense narration of the detective's efforts to solve the crime, Conan Doyle meditates on late Victorian and early twentieth-century ideas of ancestry and atavism, the possible biological determination of criminals, the stability of the British landed classes, and the place of the supernatural. Historical documents included with this fully-annotated Broadview edition help contextualize the novel's debates and reveal its cultural and literary significance as a supreme instance of early detective fiction. Also included is the Conan Doyle short story “The Adventure of the Speckled Band.”