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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 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.

About the Author

Daniel Stashower is the author of four mystery novels and a winner of the Raymond Chandler Fulbright Fellowship in Detective and Crime Fiction Writing. He lives in Bethesda, Maryland.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780805066845
Subtitle:
The Life of Arthur Conan Doyle
Author:
Stashower, Daniel
Publisher:
Holt Paperbacks
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Physicians
Subject:
Authors, Scottish
Subject:
Spiritualists
Edition Number:
1st Owl Books ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
106-273
Publication Date:
20010123
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 8-page bandw insert
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.50 in

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