believed in Slater's innocence from the start and became publicly involved with trying to free him in 1912.
In 1878, Conan Doyle
's former French master was found guilty of poisoning his young wife and was executed in Edinburgh's Calton jail.
's interest in spiritualism was an embarrassment to the church to the extent that some questioned whether his remains should be buried in consecrated ground.
Critique: Impressively well researched, written, organized and presented, "Arthur and Sherlock: Conan Doyle
and the Creation of Holmes" is a 'must' for the legions of devoted Sherlock Holmes fans and will prove to be an enduringly popular addition to both community and academic library Literary Studies collections in general, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
supplemental studies reading lists in particular.
It has been considered a patterning work of sf, a "romance of science," an imperial Gothic text, and as a story which exemplifies the "ironic imagination" (Bleiler; Kerr, Conan Doyle
; Brantlinger; Saler).
| Holmes creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
, and, right, Jeremy Brett as Holmes a year before he died
You can see the ledge where Holmes plummeted into the churning water below and it's hard to see how anyone could survive such a fall, but you can't keep a good detective down and Conan Doyle
had to bring his famous character back from the dead after there was a public outcry.
Part of the Big Ideas Simply Explained series, The Sherlock Holmes Book tells the reader all about Holmes, writer Arthur Conan Doyle
, and every story in the Holmes canon.
A handwritten draft of a 1893 Sherlock Holmes mystery by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
, The Adventure of the Greek Interpreter, is expected to be auctioned for up to GBP300,000 at a fine literature auction in the US, the Guardian newspaper revealed on Wednesday.
Almost 100 years ago Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
- the Scots author of Sherlock Holmes - met and became friends with Harry Houdini, the illusionist and stunt performer who was the world's most paid entertainer.
and the Mysterious World of Light, 1887-1920" written by Matt Wingett traces the author's story from his earliest psychic experiments while working as a young doctor in Southsea, Portsmouth, to his dedication of the final decade of his life to Spiritualist missionary work, during which he became world leader of the Spiritualist movement.
I am a huge Conan Doyle
fan, having read all of Holmes original stories many times.
Summary: 55% of readers say Arthur Conan Doyle
puts them on edge
Rahn explores the people who inspired the detective - and finds Conan Doyle
morphed into his own creation.
As Arthur Conan Doyle
was among the first authors to realize, the reading public can be simultaneously appalled and fascinated by the most grotesque breakdowns of civil order.