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By Janet B. Pascal

Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) is better recognized for his Sherlock Holmes tales and novels, but he thought of them just a small a part of his literary output. He anticipated to be remembered for his old fiction, specially The White corporation. He additionally wrote technological know-how fiction novels, brief tales, and horror stories. He was once knighted for a pamphlet he wrote justifying England's activities in the course of the Boer warfare, during which he served as a doctor in a box clinic. After certainly one of his sons was once killed in the course of global warfare I, he grew to become to spiritualism for convenience. He turned a popular spiritualist, lecturing and writing often at the topic. This book--the first biography of Arthur Conan Doyle written for younger adults--provides a full of life account of the writer's interesting existence. Pascal considers the overlaps among the fictitious Holmes and Watson and their author, and attracts a memorable photo of past due Victorian society. Sidebars containing excerpts from Doyle's writings, and various pictures and illustrations invigorate the appealing narrative. Oxford snap shots is a brand new sequence of biographies for teens. Written through favourite writers and historians, each one of those titles is designed to complement the middle texts of the center and highschool curriculum with exciting, completely informative and insightful money owed of the lives and paintings of the extraordinary women and men who assisted in shaping background. every one ebook is illustrated with various photos, pictures, and files. a distinct function is the inclusion of sidebars containing basic resource fabric, normally excerpts from the subject's writings. A chronology, extra analyzing record, and index rounds out each quantity.

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In the street he passed a drunken man who was kicking his wife, and reacted as usual, plowing in to the rescue of the lady, gloves and all. The watching 44 “A C A P R I C I O U S C R E AT U R E W H O F R E Q U E N T LY G ROW L S ” crowd, seeing a very large, well-dressed man attacking a smaller working-class man, immediately came to the drunken husband’s defense, and a brawl developed. Because a blow aimed at Conan Doyle hit a nearby soldier instead, he was able to slip away while the soldier took his place in the fight—otherwise he might have spent his first night in Southsea in jail.

I could imagine that to the last day of her life, the old lady would talk of her interview with Cullingworth; and I could well understand how the village from which she came would send fresh recruits to block up his waiting rooms. Another portly person was seized by the two armholes of his waistcoat, just as he was opening his mouth to explain his symptoms, and was rushed backward down the passage, down the stairs, and finally into the street, to the immense delight of the assembled patients, “You eat too much, drink too much, and sleep too much,” Cullingworth roared after him.

At first, Conan Doyle felt too shy to participate in the debates that followed the lectures. Before he spoke he trembled so much that he claimed everyone on the bench with him could feel it shake. Finally he conquered his shyness enough to give some lectures himself. His first lecture was on his experiences in the Arctic. To illustrate it, he borrowed so many stuffed animal specimens that he left the audience with the impression that he was a great game hunter. He also lectured on historian Edward Gibbon, author of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, and on his hero, social historian Thomas Carlyle.

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