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Conan Doyle: Portrait of an Artist - Julian Symons

The Mysterious Press, 1988, Paperback.
Condition: Very Good.

First in this, paperback, edition. Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “As a writer and public figure, Conan Doyle was one of the great Victorians. His literary output was enormous, with more than fifty books published on a wide range of subjects. In Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson, Conan Doyle created two of the most memorable and best-loved literary characters of all time. Of his science fiction novels, the Professor Challenger adventure The Lost World is widely recognized as a classic.

In a public life no less active than his professional one, he was at the front lines as field physician in the Boer War and WWI, campaigned vigorously against legal and international injustice, introduced Norwegian skis to Switzerland, and twice stood for Parliament. Toward the end of his life he became heavily-involved in spiritualism and lectured upon the subject throughout the world.

Filled with rare photos and fascinating information, this biography is a must for every Sherlockian and student of the Victorian era.”


Size: 8¼" x 5½". In the Mysterious Library series. 137 pages.
£7.50