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Arthur Conan Doyle : a life in letters / edited by Jon Lellenberg, Daniel Stashower & Charles Foley.

Doyle, Arthur Conan, 1859-1930 (Author). Lellenberg, Jon L. (Added Author). Stashower, Daniel. (Added Author). Foley, Charles. (Added Author).

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  • ISBN: 9781594201356
  • ISBN: 1594201358
  • ISBN: 9780739495667
  • ISBN: 0739495666
  • Physical Description: 706 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2007.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: The schoolboy (1867-1876) -- The medical student (1876-1882) -- The struggling doctor (1882-1884) -- Cracking the oyster (1884-1890) -- "Author of Sherlock Holmes" (1891-1893) -- Putting Holmes behind him (1894-1896) -- Country life (1896-1898) -- War in South Africa (1899-1900) -- Politics and honours (1900-1902) -- The final Hindhead years (1903-1907) -- Windlesham to the outbreak of war (1907-1914) -- The World War (1914-1918) -- His last crusade (1918-1920) -- Epilogue : Conan Doyle's final decade.
Summary, etc.: Publisher description for Arthur Conan Doyle : a life in letters / edited by Jon Lellenberg, Daniel Stashower & Charles Foley. This remarkable annotated collection of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's previously unpublished private correspondence offers unique insight into one of the world's most popular authors. For the first time, Conan Doyle emerges from the shadow of Sherlock Holmes, revealing a man whose character and exploits rival that of his famous creation. In particular, Conan Doyle's correspondence with his mother exposes his endless search for fulfillment and success outside the Holmes stories. At age sixteen Conan Doyle began studying medicine at Edinburgh University. Just months shy of graduating, he made the adventurous decision to accept a position as a surgeon on a whaling ship heading to the Arctic. He returned to Edinburgh, graduated, and struggled to establish his own medical practice while simultaneously writing and promoting his stories. He suffered years of disappointment as both doctor and author; yet, to his amazement, just two months after the first Sherlock Holmes short stories, he had garnered such a following that he completely abandoned medicine for literature. As the public clamored endlessly for Sherlock Holmes, Conan Doyle explored other pursuits: He was a doctor during the Boer War, a World War I correspondent, and the foremost spokesman for Spiritualism. As his life changed, Doyle's correspondence with his mother remained constant. In his letters to "the Mam," Doyle shares the dismay he felt over the critical reception of his other writing, and as his irritation with the Holmes adventures mounts he announces his desire to kill off the character. She is his confidante and trusted counsel throughout her long life. The editors are known for their expertise and scholarship on the works of Arthur Conan Doyle and Sherlock Holmes. Daniel Stashower is an award-winning mystery novelist and author of Teller of Tales, a widely praised biography of Conan Doyle. Jon Lellenberg is the U.S. agent for the Conan Doyle estate and author of The Quest for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Charles Foley is the writer's great-nephew and executor of the estate. Arthur Conan Doyle: A Life in Letters will be a must-have collection for readers interested in the author, Sherlock Holmes, and the Victorian era.
Subject: Doyle, Arthur Conan, 1859-1930 > Correspondence.
Authors, Scottish > 19th century > Correspondence.
Authors, Scottish > 20th century > Correspondence.

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