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The man who created Sherlock Holmes : the life and times of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Format:
Book
Title:
The man who created Sherlock Holmes : the life and times of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Uniform Title:
Conan Doyle
ISBN:
9780743275231
Edition:
1st Free Press hardcover ed.
Publication Information:
New York : Free Press, 2007.
Physical Description:
x, 559 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
General Note:
Originally published: Conan Doyle : the man who created Sherlock Holmes. London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2007.
Contents:
Two Irish Families -- Early years in Edinburgh 1859-1868 -- Stonyhurst and Feldkirch 1868-1876 -- Edinburgh university 1876-1881 -- On the road-Ireland, West Africa and Plymouth 1881-1882 -- Bush Villas, Portsmouth 1882-1883 -- Marriage and A study in scarlet 1884-1886 -- Discovery of spiritualism 1887-1888 -- Birth of a daughter 1889-1890 -- Vienna and London 1891-1892 -- Tennison Road, South Norwood 1892 -- Swiss interlude 1893-1894 -- America, Egypt and Undershaw 1894-1897 -- Jean Leckie 1897 -- Boer War and aftermath 1899-1901 -- The hound of Baskervilles to Louise's death 1901-1906 -- Edalji, second marriage and Windlesham 1907-1908 -- Pre-war: from Cornwall to Canada 1909-1914 -- First World War 1914-1918 -- Spiritualist mission 1919-1924 -- Bignell Wood and death 1925-1930.
Summary:
A comprehensive biography of Scottish author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle that explores his childhood, family life, medical practice, authorship of nonfiction works, inspiration for Sherlock Holmes, social acquaintances, marriages, interest in spiritualism, and much more.
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