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Conan Doyle : writing, profession, and practice

Author: Douglas Kerr
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2015. ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
From the early stories, to the great popular triumphs of the Sherlock Holmes tales and the Professor Challenger adventures, the ambitious historical fiction, the campaigns against injustice, and the Spiritualist writings of his later years, Conan Doyle produced a wealth of narratives. This text presents a full account of all of his writing, and an investigation of the role of the author as he practised it, as  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Arthur Conan Doyle; Arthur Conan Doyle
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas Kerr
ISBN: 9780198728078 0198728077
OCLC Number: 913788040
Notes: Originally published: 2013.
Description: xii, 273 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. INTRODUCTION ; Practice ; Profession ; 2. SPORT ; Sport and the nation ; The straight left ; A nation of amateurs ; 3. MEDICINE ; The statement of the case ; The consultants ; In general practice ; The cold detective ; 4 SCIENCE ; The curious adventure in Berlin ; Monsters and committees ; Thinking like a scientist ; 5 LAW AND ORDER ; Crimes and punishments ; Edalji's eyes ; 6 ARMY AND EMPIRE ; Soldier boys ; Army ; Empire ; 7 SPIRIT ; Church ; Spiritualism ; Fairies ; The new life
Responsibility: Douglas Kerr.


Conan Doyle: Writing, Profession, and Practice approaches Conan Doyle's writing in terms of themes such as sport, science, crime, and empire, finding within it a complex and surprising interpretation  Read more...


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It is one of the great achievements of Douglas Kerr's fine book that it reconciles the contradiction between Conan Doyles commitment to scientific thinking and his credulity over the Cottingley case. Read more...

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