The Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Reader : From Sherlock Holmes to Spiritualism (1ST)

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The Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Reader : From Sherlock Holmes to Spiritualism (1ST)

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 500 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9780815412021
  • DDC分類 823.8

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Best known as the creator of the consulting detective par excellence Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) was a man of wide-ranging interests and talents, and his literary output went far beyond his Holmes and Watson stories. The Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Reader collects works from all the genres in which he wrote, including mysteries, historical adventure tales, science fiction stories, ghost stories, plays, memoirs, essays on spiritualism (in which he was a dedicated believer) and reports on the Boer War and World War I. This collection features the account of Watson's first meeting with Holmes from A Study in Scarlet, an account of the dinosaurs inhabiting The Lost World, tales of Doyle's Napoleonic hero Brigadier Gerard, a condemnation of Belgium's exploitation of the Congo, and the complete text of his apocalyptic book The Poison Belt, in addition to several other stories and excerpts.

Table of Contents

Introduction                                       ix
Chronology xxxiii
From A Study in Scarlet, Part I (1887) 1 (56)
``A Scandal in Bohemia'' (1891) 57 (24)
``The Los Amigos Fiasco'' (1892) 81 (8)
``The Case of Lady Sannox'' (1893) 89 (10)
``How the Brigadier Came to the Castle of 99 (22)
Gloom'' (1894)
``How the Brigadier Slew the Brothers of 121 (22)
Ajaccio'' (1895)
From The Stark Munro Letters (1895) 143 (24)
``The King of the Foxes'' (1898) 167 (14)
``The Brazilian Cat'' (1898) 181 (20)
``The Brown Hand'' (1899) 201 (16)
``The Adventure of the Empty House'' (1903) 217 (22)
``The Adventure of the Dancing Men'' (1903) 239 (26)
From The Crime of the Congo (1909) 265 (50)
From The Lost World (1912) 315 (46)
The Poison Belt (1913) 361 (74)
``Danger!'' (1914) 435 (28)
From A Visit to Three Fronts (1916) 463 (20)
From The Wanderings of a Spiritualist (1921) 483 (16)
Bibliography 499