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  • Title: The Life of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Author: John Dickson Carr Daniel Stashower
  • ISBN: 9780786712342
  • Page: 264
  • Format: Paperback

  • This vivid biography, written by John Dickson Carr, a giant in the field of mystery fiction, benefits from his full access to the archives of the eminent Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to his notebooks, diaries, press clippings, and voluminous correspondence Like his creation Sherlock Holmes, Doyle had a horror of destroying documents, and until his death in 1930, they accumulaThis vivid biography, written by John Dickson Carr, a giant in the field of mystery fiction, benefits from his full access to the archives of the eminent Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to his notebooks, diaries, press clippings, and voluminous correspondence Like his creation Sherlock Holmes, Doyle had a horror of destroying documents, and until his death in 1930, they accumulated to vast amount throughout his house at Windlesham They provide many of the words incorporated by Carr in this lively portrayal of Doyle s forays into politics, his infatuation with spiritualism, his literary ambitions, and dinner table conversations with friends like H G Wells and King Edward VII Carr, then, in a sense collaborates with his subject to unfold a colorful narrative that takes Doyle from his school days at Stonyhurst to Edinburgh University and a medical practice at Southsea, where he conceived the idea of wedding scientific study to criminal investigation in the fictive person of Sherlock Holmes It also explores the private tragedy of Doyle s first marriage and long delayed second as it follows him into the arena of public activity, propaganda, and literary output that would win him not only celebrity but also knighthood 8 pages of black and white photographs are featured.
    John Dickson Carr Daniel Stashower
    AKA Carter Dickson, Carr Dickson and Roger Fairbairn.John Dickson Carr was born in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, in 1906 It Walks by Night, his first published detective novel, featuring the Frenchman Henri Bencolin, was published in 1930 Apart from Dr Fell, whose first appearance was in Hag s Nook in 1933, Carr s other series detectives published under the nom de plume of Carter Dickson were the barrister Sir Henry Merrivale, who debuted in The Plague Court Murders 1934.


    Commentaires:

    Tony
    THE LIFE OF SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE. (1949). John Dickson Carr. ***** I’ve read other biographies of Doyle, but this one far surpasses any other. First off, the author was assisted by relatives of Doyle in making his way through boxes and boxes of manuscript material and letters that he left behind – the first author to do so. Aside from all that, the author was a skilled writer and an avid fan of Doyle’s work. In case you are not familiar with the author, John Dickson Carr was one of the b [...]

    Riju Ganguly
    Blame it on Graham Moore!While the urge to read about Sir ACD has gripped me occasionally, this time, with all his talk of missing papers, Bram Stoker, Oscar Wilde, and turn of the century London, he made me try to read the book which enjoys a special reputation. It's not only Sir Arthur's first "authorised" biography, but also written by John Dickson Carr, a giant in the arena of mystery-writing.Well, to cut it short, this book has been structured like a novel, and is a faster read than most aw [...]

    Neil Davies
    Very well researched and fascinating book about a fascinating man. The only two things that stopped it getting five stars were (1) the constant use by the author of the phrase 'this biographer' when referring to his own opinion or something he discovered. I found this an irritating and rather pompous way and would have preferred a simple 'I'.(2) his attitude towards those who were less than enthusiastic about any of Mr Doyle's writing. It's obvious he is a fan of Doyle which is fine, but he coul [...]

    Bonnie Staughton
    I really love all characterizations of Sherlock Holmes so I was really interested in reading the biography of Arthur Conan Doyle. Most of this book by John Dickson Carr I thoroughly enjoyed though there were 2 places when I was thinking "why am I reading this?". One when Mr. Carr describes the Boer War and then when he discusses the political scene. Both of these subjects eventually got around to Sir Arthur. Thankfully. I never knew that Sir Arthur was an inventor or that he believed so much in [...]

    Stacy
    I loved the approach to this biography of Arthur Conan Doyle, Dickson Carr wrote it in story fashion, so it is a breeze to read and feels more like fiction with the cleverly woven anecdotes. An added bonus is that it is written by someone who lived in his time and didn't have to research the societal norms or historical background because he was there. Beautifully written, well researched - Carr had access to the family letters and Conan Doyle's notebooks before they got tied up in decades of le [...]

    mr. 阿創
    福爾摩斯探案系列小說,可說是我閱讀的啟蒙,長大後照例要收藏一套,市面上福爾摩斯版本林立,有注音版、刪節版、精裝版先人板板要從中擇一,實在考驗腦汁。經過種種評估考量後,我的候選名單剩下遠流四冊精裝版,跟這臉譜十冊版。最後我選擇了臉譜淘汰遠流的理由有三:臉譜九冊分印,遠流四冊硬塞,此其一;臉譜統一由王知一翻譯,遠流譯者各冊不同,此其二 [...]

    Linda
    Fascinating bio of interesting man that dabbled in spiritualism and medicine and traveled widely.

    Kevin
    Fans of Sherlock Holmes or Professor Challenger should be sure to read mystery writer John Dickson Carr biography of Sir Arthur, they'll be glad that they did.

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