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The adventures of Arthur Conan Doyle : a biography, Russell Miller

Label
The adventures of Arthur Conan Doyle : a biography
Title
The adventures of Arthur Conan Doyle
Title remainder
a biography
Statement of responsibility
Russell Miller
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Arthur Conan Doyle remains one of our favorite writers; his work is read with affection--and sometimes obsession--the world over, but his life was no less fascinating than his fiction. Conan Doyle grew up in relative poverty in Edinburgh. He struggled both as a young doctor and in his early attempts to sell short stories, having only limited success until Sherlock Holmes propelled him to worldwide fame. Beyond writing, Conan Doyle led a full life, participating in the Boer War, falling in love with another woman while his wife was dying of tuberculosis, campaigning against injustice, and converting to Spiritualism, a move that would bewilder friends and fans. Russell Miller is the first biographer to have been granted unlimited access to Conan Doyle's private correspondence, and also makes use of the writer's personal papers and the Richard Lancelyn Green archive, the world's most comprehensive collection of Conan Doyle material.--From publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Miller, Russell
Dewey number
  • 823/.8
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PR4623
LC item number
.M55 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Doyle, Arthur Conan
  • Authors, Scottish
  • Authors, Scottish
  • Spiritualists
  • Physicians
Label
The adventures of Arthur Conan Doyle : a biography, Russell Miller
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [497]-503) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Doctor -- Family pride and family shame -- Childhood -- The medical student -- The amazing Doctor Budd -- A struggling practice -- Enter Sherlock Holmes -- Vienna interlude -- The writer -- The great detective and the strand -- A premature death -- The 'honorary war correspondent' -- Conan Doyle in love -- The Boer War -- The Parliamentary candidate -- The return of Holmes -- A real-life Sherlock Holmes -- A new life with Jean -- The lost world -- The great war -- The spiritualist -- The path to spiritualism -- The apostle -- The curious case of the Cottingley fairies -- The spiritualist and the magician -- Pheneas speaks -- Farewell to Holmes -- The final journey
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xii, 516 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780312378974
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008038631
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • ocn223882851
  • (OCoLC)223882851
Label
The adventures of Arthur Conan Doyle : a biography, Russell Miller
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [497]-503) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Doctor -- Family pride and family shame -- Childhood -- The medical student -- The amazing Doctor Budd -- A struggling practice -- Enter Sherlock Holmes -- Vienna interlude -- The writer -- The great detective and the strand -- A premature death -- The 'honorary war correspondent' -- Conan Doyle in love -- The Boer War -- The Parliamentary candidate -- The return of Holmes -- A real-life Sherlock Holmes -- A new life with Jean -- The lost world -- The great war -- The spiritualist -- The path to spiritualism -- The apostle -- The curious case of the Cottingley fairies -- The spiritualist and the magician -- Pheneas speaks -- Farewell to Holmes -- The final journey
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xii, 516 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780312378974
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008038631
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • ocn223882851
  • (OCoLC)223882851

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