Dangerous Work: Diary of an Arctic Adventure

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Dangerous Work: Diary of an Arctic Adventure

by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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In 1880 a young medical student named Arthur Conan Doyle embarked upon the “first real outstanding adventure” of his life, taking a berth as ship’s surgeon on an Arctic whaler, the Hope. The voyage took him to unknown regions, showered him with dramatic and unexpected experiences, and plunged him into dangerous work on the ice floes of the Arctic seas. He tested himself, overcame the hardships, and, as he wrote later, “came of age at 80 degrees north latitude.”

Conan Doyle’s time in the Arctic provided powerful fuel for his growing ambitions as a writer. With a ghost story set in the Arctic wastes that he wrote shortly after his return, he established himself as a promising young writer. A subsequent magazine article laying out possible routes to the North Pole won him the respect of Arctic explorers. And he would call upon his shipboard experiences many times in the adventures of Sherlock Holmes, who was introduced in 1887’s A Study in Scarlet.
 
Out of sight for more than a century was a diary that Conan Doyle kept while aboard the whaler. Dangerous Work: Diary of an Arctic Adventure makes this account available for the first time in a beautiful facsimile edition that reproduces Conan Doyle’s notebook pages in his own elegant hand, accompanied by his copious illustrations. With humor and grace, Conan Doyle provides a vivid account of a long-vanished way of life at sea. His careful detailing of the experience of arctic whaling is equal parts fascinating and alarming, revealing the dark workings of the later days of the British whaling industry. In addition to the facsimile and annotated transcript of the diary, the volume contains photographs of the Hope, its captain, and a young Conan Doyle on deck with its officers; two nonfiction pieces by Doyle about his experiences; and two of his tales inspired by the journey.
 
To the end of his life, Conan Doyle would look back on this experience with awe: “You stand on the very brink of the unknown,” he declared, “and every duck that you shoot bears pebbles in its gizzard which come from a land which the maps know not. It was a strange and fascinating chapter of my life.” Only now can the legion of Conan Doyle fans read and enjoy that chapter.

A special limited, numbered edition of the clothbound book is also available. In addition, a text-only e-book edition is published as Dangerous Work: Diary of an Arctic Adventure, Text-only Edition.

 

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Dangerous Work: Diary of an Arctic Adventure

by Arthur Conan Doyle

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4to-over 9¾-12" tall Illustrated.

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10.25" x 8.75" [D-Arc]. 368 pp. Hardcover bound in boards with dust jacket. Light shelf-wear.

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Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. With dust jacket. 368 p. Contains: Illustrations, black & white, Illustrations, color, Line drawings, black & white, Maps, Frontispiece.

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368pp ISBN 9780226009056. 8.75 X 10" Black cloth covers in pictorial tan dj. From a diary kept in his youth while on an Arctic whaler. Illustrated endpps. map, index. Many fine illus. Condition: Like New. Dj has a bit of edge wear, else Very Good condition. Dj in protective plastic cover. SKU 32538 ** We ship our books in sturdy corrugated cartons, paper items in stiff "Stay Flat" envelopes. (We do not use padded envelopes. ) Free tracking (Delivery confirmation) on all USA orders.

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Book. 8vo-over 7¾-9¾" tall. Profusely illustrated with photographs, line-drawings and maps. This is the earlist known work by Arthur Conan Doyle, (1859-1930), a diary of his seven months as a ship's surgeon on an Arctic whaler in 1880. The diary is published in facsimile, along with a transcription, and the arctic short stories and non-fiction that came out of his experiences which marked the beginnings of his professional writing career.

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