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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle : Memories And Adventures : Wordsworth Literary Lives - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle : Memories And Adventures

Wordsworth Literary Lives

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Arthur Conan Doyle is best remembered today as the creator of the world's most famous detective, Sherlock Holmes . But he was much more than that. Apart from being a popular and prolific author - his literary output included historical novels, science fiction and histories of the Boer War and the First World War - his passion for a wide range of subjects make him a colourful and fascinating character in his own right.

He was an early champion of the Channel Tunnel, he played cricket for the MCC, was a staunch advocate of Spiritualism, introduced cross country skiing to Switzerland and he was acquainted with many of the notable public figures of the late Victorian and Edwardian period.

His fascinating account of his life is a wonderful record of a unique individual. This volume has the added bonus of a perceptive and illuminating introduction by David Stuart Davies who throws some light into the darker areas of Conan Doyle's life.

Author's Preface p. 1
1. Early Recollections p. 3
2. Under the Jesuits p. 9
3. Recollections of a Student p. 17
4. Whaling in the Arctic Ocean p. 27
5. The Voyage to West Africa p. 39
6. My First Experiences in Practice p. 48
7. My Start at Southsea p. 54
8. My First Literary Success p. 61
9. Pulling up the Anchor p. 70
10. The Greak Break p. 79
11. Sidelights on Sherlock Holmes p. 86
12. Norwood and Switzerland p. 99
13. Egypt in 1896 p.107
14. On the Edge of a Storm p.115
15. An Interlude of Peace p.123
16. The Start for South Africa p.130
17. Days with the Army p.141
18. Final Experiences in South Africa p.153
19. An Appeal to the World's Opinion p.162
20. My Political Adventures p.172
21. Post-War Campaigns p.184
22. The Years between the Wars p.199
23. Some Notable People p.211
24. Some Recollections of Sport p.234
25. To the Rocke Mountains in 1914 p.255
26. The Eve of War p.270
27. A Remembrance of the Dark Years p.287
28. Experiences on the British Front p.298
29. Experiences on the Italian Front p.313
30. Experiences on the French Front p.319
31. Breaking the Hindenburg Line p.330
32. The Psychic Quest p.342
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ISBN: 9781840225709
ISBN-10: 184022570X
Series: Wordsworth Literary Lives
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 1st September 2007
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.6