This autobiography of Arthur Conan Doyle describes the varied aspects of his professional life as a doctor, sportsman, adventurer, political campaigner and author. It recounts the many true adventures that befell him and his relationship with such figures as Oscar Wilde, Kipling and Arthur Balfour.
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Including an account of his seven months as doctor aboard a whaling ship, his collaboration with J. M. Barrie, and his support of spiritualism, this 1923 autobiography by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle opens a window into the extraordinary life of one of the most celebrated literary figures of his time.About the Author :
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) was born of Irish parentage in Scotland. He studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh, but he also had a passion for storytelling. His first book introduced that prototype of the modern detective in fiction, Sherlock Holmes. Despite the immense popularity Holmes gained throughout the world, Doyle was not overly fond of the character and preferred to write other stories. Eventually popular demand won out and he continued to satisfy readers with the adventures of the legendary sleuth. He also wrote historical romances and made two essays into pseudoscientific fantasy: The Lost World and The Poison Belt.
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Description du livre Oxford Univ Pr (T), 1989. Paperback. État : New. Never used!. N° de réf. du libraire P110192826395