The definitive biography of an enduringly fascinating man and the creator of Sherlock Holmes, is full
of new material unavailable to previous biographers.
The Adventures of Arthur Conan Doyle divides the life of this much-loved writer into three phases: The Doctor, The Writer and The Spiritualist. It charts Conan Doyle’s childhood in relative poverty in Edinburgh, his struggling career as a young doctor and his early attempts to sell short stories. Thereafter, Conan Doyle enjoys gradual success as a writer until Sherlock Holmes becomes a publishing phenomenon and propels him to worldwide fame.
But he continues to lead a multifaceted life, participating in the Boer War, falling in love with another woman while his wife was dying of tuberculosis, campaigning against injustice, and converting to Spiritualism.
The Adventures of Arthur Conan Doyle makes full use of the writer’s characterful and entertaining letters, which provide a strong sense of the creator behind the most beloved detective in fiction. It also makes use of his personal papers, unseen for many years, and is the first book to draw on the Richard Lancelyn Green archive, the most comprehensive collection of Conan Doyle material in the world.
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Russell Miller is a prize-winning journalist and the author of seven previous books, his most recent being Codename Tricycle: The True Story of the Second World War’s Most Extraordinary Double Agent.Review:
“Miller has written a good, eminently fair and sensible biography.”
— Scottish Review of Books
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Descripción Vintage, 2008. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Brand New. 528 pages. 9.45x6.38x1.38 inches. In Stock. Nº de ref. de la librería zk0436206137
Descripción Harvill Secker, 2008. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería M0436206137