Gothic Tales

Hardcover | November 26, 2016

byArthur Conan Doyle

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'There was a rumour, too, that he was a devil-worshipper, or something of that sort, and also that he had the evil eye...' Arthur Conan Doyle was the greatest genre writer Britain has ever produced. Throughout a long writing career, he drew on his own medical background, his travels, and his increasing interest in spiritualism and the occult to produce a spectacular array of Gothic Tales. Many of Doyle's writings arerecognised as the very greatest tales of terror. They range from hauntings in the polar wasteland to evil surgeons and malevolent jungle landscapes. This collection brings together over thirty of Conan Doyle's best Gothic Tales. Darryl Jones's introduction discusses the contradictions in Conan Doyle's very public life - as a medical doctor who became obsessed with the spirit world, or a British imperialist drawn to support Irish Home Rule - andshows the ways in which these found articulation in that most anxious of all literary forms, the Gothic.

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'There was a rumour, too, that he was a devil-worshipper, or something of that sort, and also that he had the evil eye...' Arthur Conan Doyle was the greatest genre writer Britain has ever produced. Throughout a long writing career, he drew on his own medical background, his travels, and his increasing interest in spiritualism and th...

Darryl Jones is Professor of English and Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Trinity College Dublin, where he has taught since 1994. He has held Visiting Professorships at Dartmouth College, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj, Romania, and Tongji University, Shanghai. He is the author or editor of 10 books, inclu...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:576 pages, 8.5 × 5.31 × 0.1 inPublished:November 26, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198734298

ISBN - 13:9780198734291

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IntroductionNote on the TextSelect BibliographyChronologyThe American's TaleThe Captain of the 'PoleStar'The Winning ShotJ. Habakuk Jephson's StatementJohn Barrington CowlesUncle Jeremy's HouseholdThe Ring of ThothThe Surgeon of Gaster FellA Pastoral Horror'De Profundis'Lot No. 249The Los Amigos FiascoThe Case of Lady SannoxThe Lord of Chateau NoirThe Third GenerationThe Striped ChestThe Fiend of the CooperageThe Beetle-HunterThe Sealed RoomThe Brazilian CatThe New CatacombThe Retirement of Signor LambertThe Brown HandPlaying with FireThe Leather FunnelThe Pot of CaviareThe Silver MirrorThe Terror of Blue John GapThrough the VeilHow it HappenedThe Horror of the HeightsThe Bully of Brocas CourtThe Nightmare RoomThe LiftExplanatory Notes