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Teller of Tales: The Life of Arthur Conan Doyle - Daniel Stashower
Teller of Tales: The Life of Arthur Conan Doyle
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Winner of the 1999 Edgar Award for Best Biographical Work, this is "an excellent biography of the man who created Sherlock Holmes" (David Walton, The New York Times Book Review)This fresh, compelling biography examines the extraordinary life and strange contrasts of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the... show more
Winner of the 1999 Edgar Award for Best Biographical Work, this is "an excellent biography of the man who created Sherlock Holmes" (David Walton, The New York Times Book Review)This fresh, 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, Conan Doyle lived a life as gripping as one of his 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 leg 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.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780805066845 (0805066845)
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
Pages no: 496
Edition language: English
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Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it
2.0
A rather facile biography of Doyle. You learn things, but it seems to lack depth. Honestly, Mr. Stashower how do you know what Doyle's first didn't know?Not quite what Arthur & George put in mind for.
michael
michael rated it
3.0 Teller of Tales: The Life of Arthur Conan Doyle
This is a very interesting book about a fascinating and enigmatic man. Enigmatic because it is difficult to understand how a mind that could create Sherlock Holmes, the ultra-clinical, ultra-sceptical detective, could also believe in fairies, table-tapping, "voices from beyond," and pretty much any ...
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