The Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Reader: From Sherlock Holmes to Spiritualism by Jeffrey MeyersThe Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Reader: From Sherlock Holmes to Spiritualism by Jeffrey Meyers

The Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Reader: From Sherlock Holmes to Spiritualism

EditorJeffrey Meyers, Valerie Meyers

Hardcover | April 8, 2002

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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.
Jeffrey Meyers is the author of Scott Fitzgerald: A Biography, Gary Cooper: American Hero, and Orwell: Wintry Conscience of a Generation. Valerie Meyers is the author of a book on Orwell's fiction and articles on Wyndham Lewis, Hemingway and Barbara Pym. The Meyers live in Berkeley, California.
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Title:The Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Reader: From Sherlock Holmes to SpiritualismFormat:HardcoverPublished:April 8, 2002Publisher:Cooper Square PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0815412029

ISBN - 13:9780815412021

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...readers unfamiliar with anything but the Sherlock Holmes stories will be seeking out Conan Doyle's other books after sampling some of the material collected in this handsome volume. Particularly appealing to this reader were the Errol Flynn-like escapades of Brigadier Etienne Gerard-an officer in Napoleon's army with a rather high opinion of himself-or the clever and entertaining adventures of Professor Challenger and his companions in The Lost World or the doomsday scenario as depicted in The Poison Belt.