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The Man Who Created Sherlock Holmes: The Life and Times of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Andrew Lycett
1 Andrew Lycett The Man Who Created Sherlock Holmes: The Life and Times of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Free Press 2007 0743275233 / 9780743275231 first free pres Hardbound in excellent in excellent 
ISBN is 9780743275231 / The Man Who Created Sherlock Holmes: The Life and Times of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle by Lycett, Andrew 3.75 avg rating • 133 ratings by GoodReads Publisher:Free Press, 2007 Edition:Hardcover Language:English Prices INCLUDE standard shipping to United States Show prices without shipping Change shipping destination/currency Shipping prices may be approximate. Please verify cost before checkout. About the book: Though Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's name is recognized the world over, for decades the man himself has been overshadowed by his better understood creation, Sherlock Holmes, who has become one of literature's most enduring characters. Based on thousands of previously unavailable documents, Andrew Lycett, author of the critically acclaimed biography Dylan Thomas, offers the first definitive biography of the baffling Conan Doyle, finally making sense of a long-standing mystery: how the scientifically minded creator of the world's most rational detective himself succumbed to an avid belief in spiritualism, including communication with the dead. Conan Doyle was a man of many contradictions. Always romantic, energetic, idealistic and upstanding, he could also be selfish and fool-hardy. Lycett assembles the many threads of Conan Doyle's life, including the lasting impact of his domineering mother and his wayward, alcoholic father; his affair with a younger woman while his wife lay dying; and his nearly fanatical pursuit of scientific data to prove and explain various supernatural phenomena. Lycett reveals the evolution of Conan Doyle's nature and ideas against the backdrop of his intense personal life, wider society and the intellectual ferment of his age. In response to the dramatic scientific and social transformations at the turn of the century, he rejected traditional religious faith in favor of psychics and séances -- and in this way he embodied all of his late-Victorian, early-Edwardian era's ambivalence about the advance of science and the decline of religion. The first biographer to gain access to Conan Doyle's newly released personal archive -- which includes correspondence, diaries, original manuscripts and more -- Lycett combines assiduous research with penetrating insight to offer the most comprehensive, lucid and sympathetic portrait yet of Conan Doyle's personal journey from student to doctor, from world-famous author to ardent spiritualist. 
Price: 5.00 USD
The Uncollected Cases of Solar Pons (The Adventures of Solar Pons, No. 11), Basil Copper; August Derleth
2 Basil Copper; August Derleth The Uncollected Cases of Solar Pons (The Adventures of Solar Pons, No. 11)
Pinnacle Books 1960 / 0523406576 very fine,soid bok , sweet binding 
About the book: While the whole world knows of the legendary Sherlock Holmes and his Baker Street beat, only dyed-in-the-wool aficionados of the fine art of detection have been privileged to make the acquaintance of Solar Pons and his Praed Street office. Now faithful followers and mystery loves alike will shiver in delight as they join in the case of crime along Old London's cobblestone alleyways...discovering new joy in the tradition of deduction at its very best. 
Price: 20.00 USD
Les Exploits de Sherlock Holmes, John Dickson Carr, Arthur Conan Doyle
3 John Dickson Carr, Arthur Conan Doyle Les Exploits de Sherlock Holmes
Lgf - Livre De Poch 1975 / 2253004405 Very good, thin crease on back cover,solid reader 
Lgf - Livre De Poch Sacre Blu' Sherlock in French!! 
Price: 3.00 USD
Sherlock Holmes - Consulting Detective (Crime File), Ltd [Doyle Sir Arthur Conan] Sleuth Publications
4 Ltd [Doyle Sir Arthur Conan] Sleuth Publications Sherlock Holmes - Consulting Detective (Crime File)
Sleuth pub.,Ltd. 1982 three-ring all in fine condition. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and all especially sharp-cornered. Scarce. 
Publisher: San Francisco, Sleuth Publications, Ltd, 1982 Used. A fine copy in the original pictorial-printed, vinyl ring-binder. Contains maps, booklets, etc. ,; 0 pages; Crimes to solve - contains quiz book, case book, large-folding color map, newspaper archive etc. Subjects: Holmes, Sherlock 
Price: 99.00 USD
The Infernal Device, Michael Kurland
5 Michael Kurland The Infernal Device
signet 1979 / 0451084926 excellent,lite edge wear 
....more Holmes 
Price: 3.00 USD
A Study in Scarlet & the Hound of the Baskervilles (The World's Best Reading), Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
6 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle A Study in Scarlet & the Hound of the Baskervilles (The World's Best Reading)
The Reader's Digest Association, Inc., 1986 089577254X / 9780895772541 excellent No DJ 
Study in Scarlet is a detective mystery novel written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, introducing his new characters, "consulting detective" Sherlock Holmes and his friend and chronicler, Dr. John Watson, who later became two of the most famous characters in literature. Conan Doyle wrote the story in 1886, and it was published the following year. The book's title derives from a speech given by Holmes to Doctor Watson on the nature of his work, in which he describes the story's murder investigation as his "study in scarlet": "There's the scarlet thread of murder running through the colourless skein of life, and our duty is to unravel it, and isolate it, and expose every inch of it."[1] (A "study" is a preliminary drawing, sketch or painting done in preparation for a finished piece.) The story, and its main characters, attracted little public interest when it first appeared. Only 11 complete copies of Beeton's Christmas Annual 1887 are known to exist now and they have considerable value. Although Conan Doyle wrote 56 short stories featuring Holmes, A Study in Scarlet is one of only four full-length novels in the original canon. The novel was followed by The Sign of the Four, published in 1890. A Study in Scarlet was the first work of detective fiction to incorporate the magnifying glass as an investigative tool. 
Price: 3.00 USD

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