More than a hundred years have passed since the creation of Sherlock Holmes, perhaps the most famous fictional character of all time. But while the legendary detective lives on in the popular imagination, the man who created him is often overlooked and frequently misunderstood. This fresh and compelling biography examines the extraordinary life and strange contrasts of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the struggling provincial doctor who became the most popular storyteller of his age. From his youthful exploits aboard a whaling ship to his often stormy friendships with such figures as Harry Houdini and George Bernard Shaw, Arthur Conan Doyle lived a life as gripping as one of his own adventures. Exhaustively researched and elegantly written, "Teller of Tales" sets aside many myths and misconceptions to present a vivid portrait of the man behind the legend of Baker Street, with a particular emphasis on the psychic crusade that dominated his final years - the work that Conan Doyle himself felt to be "the most important thing in the world". I have had a life which, for variety and romance, could, I think, hardly be exceeded, Conan Doyle once wrote. "Teller of Tales" presents that story with rare panache.Biografía del autor:
Daniel Stashower is the author of two mystery novels and a winner of the Raoymond Chandler Fulbright Fellowship in Detective and Crime Fiction Writing. He lives in Washington DC.
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Descripción Penguin, London, 2000. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Good. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. Creasing to covers and spine, small tear (5mm) to bottom of spine edge, pages clean, binding good. Famous for creating the inimitable Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's own life was as fascinating as any of his crime stories. Yet the fictional detective overshadowed Conan Doyle's other achievements, from serving as a medic in the Boer War to pioneering skiing. In many way the typical British gentleman - bluff, patriotic and sporty - Conan Doyle was not afraid of controversy, whether campaigning against atrocities in the Congo, for reform of the Divorce Law or against miscarriages of justice. Perhaps most surprising was his obsession with spiritualism and the paranormal. What led the creator of the practical, scientific Holmes to spend years trying to reach the 'other side'? Daniel Stashower's award winning biography presents a rounded portrait of the complexities and contradictions of this extraordinary genius. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Nº de ref. de la librería 006048