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Gothic Tales : World's Classics - Arthur Conan Doyle

Gothic Tales

World's Classics

Hardcover Published: 11th November 2016
ISBN: 9780198734291
Number Of Pages: 576

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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 stories. Many of Doyle's writings are recognized 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," in a scholarly edition for the first time. 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 - and shows the ways in which these found articulation in that most anxious of all literary forms, the Gothic.

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This volume provides a welcomed and much-needed reminder of the full range of Conan Doyleas achievement, deepening our appreciation of his unbounded imagination and fertile legacy. * Christopher Metress, English Literature in Transition 1880a1920 *
The introduction and notes, by the book's editor Darryl Jones, helpfully explain the more obscure period details which are scattered throughout the book and where Doyle was at in his life with regards to the wide body of interests that occupied him when he was not writing. * Iain MacLeod, Gore in the Store *
Beautifully designed edition * Times Literary Supplement *
This volume provides a welcomed and much-needed reminder of the full range of Conan Doyleas achievement, deepening our appreciation of his unbounded imagination and fertile legacy. * Christopher Metress, English Literature in Transition 1880a1920 *

Introduction Note on the Text Select Bibliography Chronology The American's Tale The Captain of the 'PoleStar' The Winning Shot J. Habakuk Jephson's Statement John Barrington Cowles Uncle Jeremy's Household The Ring of Thoth The Surgeon of Gaster Fell A Pastoral Horror 'De Profundis' Lot No. 249 The Los Amigos Fiasco The Case of Lady Sannox The Lord of Château Noir The Third Generation The Striped Chest The Fiend of the Cooperage The Beetle-Hunter The Sealed Room The Brazilian Cat The New Catacomb The Retirement of Signor Lambert The Brown Hand Playing with Fire The Leather Funnel The Pot of Caviare The Silver Mirror The Terror of Blue John Gap Through the Veil How it Happened The Horror of the Heights The Bully of Brocas Court The Nightmare Room The Lift Explanatory Notes

ISBN: 9780198734291
ISBN-10: 0198734298
Series: World's Classics
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 576
Published: 11th November 2016
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.8 x 13.8  x 4.7
Weight (kg): 0.68

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