Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh in 1859. After nine years in Jesuit schools, he went to Edinburgh University, receiving a degree in medicine in 1881. He then became an eye specialist in Southsea, with a distressing lack of success. Hoping to augment his income, he wrote his first story, A Study in Scarlet. His detective, Sherlock Holmes, was modeled in part after Dr. Joseph Bell of the Edinburgh Infirmary, a man with spectacular powers of observation, analysis, and inference. Conan Doyle may have been influenced also by his admiration for the neat plots of Gaboriau and for Poe’s detective, M. Dupin. After several rejections, the story was sold to a British publisher for £25, and thus was born the world’s best-known and most-loved fictional detective. Fifty-nine more Sherlock Holmes adventures followed. Once, wearying of Holmes, his creator killed him off, but was forced by popular demand to resurrect him. Sir Arthur—he had been knighted for this defense of the British cause in his The Great Boer War—became an ardent Spiritualist after the death of his son Kingsley, who had been wounded at the Somme in World War I. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle died in Sussex in 1930.
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Descrizione libro Berkley. Mass Market Paperback. Condizione libro: Fair. Codice libro della libreria G0425080048I5N00
Descrizione libro Berkley, 1984. Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good-. (Film/TV tie-in). (very small "punch hole" on cover) [contains A Study In Scarlet AND The Sign of Four] ("Now a PBS television MYSTERY! Presentation") [US pb. ]. Codice libro della libreria 015622
Descrizione libro Berkley Books, New York NY, 1984. Mass Market Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. Tight book, covers are lightly fuzzed, and creased. No marks or stamps in book. The first Meeting of Watson and Holmes, in A Study in Scarlet, and the second of the holmes stories, The Sign of the Four. Codice libro della libreria 006272
Descrizione libro Berkley Books , New York, 1984. Paperback. 16mo. Stiff glazed pictorial wrappers. 253pp, (2pp ads). Very good. Slightest bit of edgewear. Later (25th!) printing of this two reknowned Sherlock tales, tight and attractive. From the collection of published Sherlock buff and noted philatelic figure F. Burton Sellers (1918-2010). Codice libro della libreria 32222