The Haunted Grange Of Goresthorpe
Late in the 1870s, the young Arthur Conan Doyle submitted a ghost story, 'The Haunted Grange of Goresthorpe', to BLACKWOOD'S MAGAZINE in Edinburgh. It was never published, and Conan Doyle seems to have believed it had been destroyed. Certainly BLACKWOOD'S never returned his manuscript, which... show more
Late in the 1870s, the young Arthur Conan Doyle submitted a ghost story, 'The Haunted Grange of Goresthorpe', to BLACKWOOD'S MAGAZINE in Edinburgh. It was never published, and Conan Doyle seems to have believed it had been destroyed. Certainly BLACKWOOD'S never returned his manuscript, which remained in their files until the company's archives were presented to The National Library of Scotland in 1942. History reminds us that Conan Doyle went on to greater things, not least the creation of master detective Sherlock Holmes; but the name Goresthorpe Grange remained in his mind, and he was later to use it in another story, 'Selecting a Ghost', which appeared in 1883 - a few short years after composition of the 'lost' story.
By arrangement with the copyright holders and The National Library of Scotland, The Arthur Conan Doyle Society is now pleased to present the first publication of 'The Haunted Grange of Goresthorpe'.
This historic edition, the first wholly unpublished story by Arthur Conan Doyle to appear in seventy years, features the complete text of the story; prefatory remarks by Charles Foley and Ian D. McGowan, Librarian of The National Library of Scotland; a comprehensive introduction by Owen Dudley Edwards; and an afterword by Christopher Roden.
Publish date: 2000-12-01
Publisher: Calabash Press
Pages no: 65
Edition language: English
Wow, that's a fine example of an author's early ant not-quite successful efforts. That would be an interesting project, to get several different people to take the same not-great story and rework it into something better.
Many thanks to Murder by Death for pointing me to this early short story by Arthur Conan Doyle written around 1870. Even if ACD experts don't think highly of this short ghost story, I enjoyed reading it. I was thrilled by it. And, as I read it right before bed, I was a little haunted by it. In ...
The Haunted Grange of Goresthorpe is a previously unknown short story written by a young Arthur Conan Doyle, and was only discovered when Blackwood's archives were donated to The National Library of Scotland in 1942. In 2000, the Arthur Conan Doyle Society received the necessary permissions to pub...