Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Books In Order

Sherlock Holmes Books In Order

  1. A Study in Scarlet (1887)
  2. The Sign of Four (1890)
  3. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1892)
  4. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (1893)
  5. The Hound of the Baskervilles (1902)
  6. The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1905)
  7. The Valley of Fear (1914)
  8. His Last Bow (1917)
  9. The Blue Carbuncle (2016)

Gerard Books In Order

  1. The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard (1896)
  2. The Adventures of Gerard (1903)
  3. The Complete Brigadier Gerard (2010)

Professor Challenger Books In Order

  1. The Lost World (1912)
  2. The Poison Belt (1913)
  3. The Land of Mist (1926)
  4. The Disintegration Machine (1929)
  5. TheComplete Professor Challenger Stories (1952)

Sherlock Holmes Collections Books In Order

  1. The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes (1927)
  2. The Complete Sherlock Holmes (1930)
  3. The Penguin Complete Sherlock Holmes (1930)
  4. Sherlock Holmes: The Classics (1951)
  5. The Annotated Sherlock Holmes (1967)
  6. The Extraordinary Cases of Sherlock Holmes (1979)
  7. The Best of Sherlock Holmes (1980)
  8. The Final Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1981)
  9. The Sherlock Holmes Mysteries (1985)
  10. The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1998)
  11. Best of Sherlock Holmes 1 (2004)
  12. Best of Sherlock Holmes 2 (2004)
  13. Best of Sherlock Holmes 3 (2004)
  14. Best of Sherlock Holmes 4 (2004)
  15. Sherlock: The Essential Arthur Conan Doyle Adventures (2015)
  16. Sherlock Holmes: The Dark Mysteries (2016)
  17. The Very Best of Sherlock Holmes (2017)
  18. Sherlock Holmes Short Stories (2018)

Novels

  1. The Surgeon of Gaster Fell (1885)
  2. Micah Clarke (1889)
  3. The Mystery of Cloomber (1889)
  4. The Firm of Girdlestone (1890)
  5. The White Company (1891)
  6. Beyond the City (1892)
  7. The Doings of Raffles Haw (1892)
  8. The Great Shadow (1892)
  9. The Refugees (1893)
  10. The Parasite (1894)
  11. The Stark Munro Letters (1895)
  12. Rodney Stone (1896)
  13. Uncle Bernac (1897)
  14. The Tragedy of Korosko (1898)
  15. A Duet (1899)
  16. Sir Nigel (1906)
  17. The Maracot Deep (1929)
  18. The Narrative of John Smith (2011)

Omnibus

  1. British Library Crime Classics (2015)

Collections

  1. Mysteries and Adventures (1889)
  2. The Captain of the Polestar (1890)
  3. The Gully of Bluemansdyke (1892)
  4. My Friend the Murderer (1893)
  5. The Man from Archangel (1894)
  6. Round the Red Lamp (1894)
  7. The Green Flag (1900)
  8. The Last Galley (1908)
  9. Round the Fire Stories (1908)
  10. Danger! (1918)
  11. The Great Keinplatz Experiment (1919)
  12. Tales of Adventure and Medical Life (1922)
  13. Tales of Long Ago (1922)
  14. Tales of Pirates and Blue Water (1922)
  15. Tales of Terror and Mystery (1922)
  16. Tales of the Ring and the Camp (1922)
  17. The Black Doctor (1925)
  18. The Conan Doyle Stories (1929)
  19. The Maracot Deep and Other Stories (1929)
  20. Great Stories (1959)
  21. When the World Screamed (1968)
  22. The Best Supernatural Stories of Arthur Conan Doyle (1979)
  23. Favourite Spy Stories (1981)
  24. The Best Science Fiction of Arthur Conan Doyle (1981)
  25. The Edinburgh Stories (1981)
  26. Uncollected Stories (1982)
  27. The Supernatural Tales of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1988)
  28. The Best Horror Stories of Arthur Conan Doyle (1990)
  29. The White Company and Sir Nigel (2000)
  30. Classic Detective Stories (2003)
  31. Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories Volume 1 (2020)
  32. The Parasite and Other Tales of Terror (2021)
  33. Playing with Fire (2021)

Plays

  1. Jane Annie (1893)

Novellas

  1. That Little Square Box (1881)
  2. John Barrington Cowles (1884)
  3. A Literary Mosaic (1886)
  4. The Ring of Thoth (1890)
  5. A Case of Identity (1891)
  6. The Man with the Twisted Lip (1891)
  7. A Scandal in Bohemia (1891)
  8. The Adventure of Silver Blaze (1892)
  9. The Adventure of the Copper Beeches (1892)
  10. The Adventure of the Engineer’s Thumb (1892)
  11. The Adventure of the Speckled Band (1892)
  12. Lot No. 249 (1892)
  13. Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle (1892)
  14. The Adventure of the Cardboard Box (1893)
  15. The Case of Lady Sannox (1893)
  16. The Final Problem (1893)
  17. The Musgrave Ritual (1893)
  18. The Naval Treaty (1893)
  19. The Reigate Puzzle (1893)
  20. The Yellow Face (1893)
  21. The Reigate Squires (1893)
  22. The Adventure of the Empty House (1903)
  23. The Adventure of the Norwood Builder (1903)
  24. The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton (1904)
  25. The Adventure of the Abbey Grange (1904)
  26. The Adventure of the Priory School (1904)
  27. The Adventure of the Three Students (1904)
  28. The Adventure of Wisteria Lodge (1908)
  29. The Adventure of the Devil’s Foot (1910)
  30. The Last of the Legions (1910)
  31. The Adventure of the Red Circle (1911)
  32. The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax (1911)
  33. The Adventure of the Dying Detective (1913)
  34. The Adventure of the Sussex Vampire (1924)
  35. The Adventure of the Three Garridebs (1924)
  36. The Adventure of the Retired Colourman (1926)
  37. The Veiled Lodger (1927)

Anthologies edited

  1. The Lock and Key Library (2017)

Non fiction

  1. The War in South Africa (1902)
  2. The Great Boer War (1903)
  3. Through the Magic Door (1907)
  4. The British Campaign in France and Flanders (1917)
  5. The Wanderings of a Spiritualist (1921)
  6. The Coming of the Fairies (1922)
  7. Memories and Adventures (1924)
  8. Psychic Experiences (1925)
  9. The History of Spiritualism (1926)

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Books Overview

A Study in Scarlet

The first adventure in Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes series, this ingenious novella of 1887 introduces the reader to the brilliant detective and his faithful companion, Doctor Watson. Holmes’ deductive genius, modeled on Doyle’s medical school mentor Dr. Joseph Bell, remains to this day the standard against which all Great Detectives are judged. /Content /EditorialReview EditorialReview Source Amazon. com Review /Source Content Arthur Conan Doyle’s Study in Scarlet is the first published story involving the legendary Sherlock Holmes, arguably the world’s best known detective, and the first narrative by Holmes’s Boswell, the unassuming Dr. Watson, a military surgeon lately returned from the Afghan War. Watson needs a flat mate and a diversion. Holmes needs a foil. And thus a great literary collaboration begins.

Watson and Holmes move to a now famous address, 221B Baker Street, where Watson is introduced to Holmes’s eccentricities as well as his uncanny ability to deduce information about his fellow beings. Somewhat shaken by Holmes’s egotism, Watson is nonetheless dazzled by his seemingly magical ability to provide detailed information about a man glimpsed once under the streetlamp across the road.

Then murder. Facing a deserted house, a twisted corpse with no wounds, a mysterious phrase drawn in blood on the wall, and the buffoons of Scotland Yard Lestrade and Gregson Holmes measures, observes, picks up a pinch of this and a pinch of that, and generally baffles his faithful Watson. Later, Holmes explains: ‘In solving a problem of this sort, the grand thing is to be able to reason backward…
. There are few people who, if you told them a result, would be able to evolve from their own inner consciousness what the steps were which led up to that result.’ Holmes is in that elite group.

Conan Doyle quickly learned that it was Holmes’s deductions that were of most interest to his readers. The lengthy flashback, while a convention of popular fiction, simply distracted from readers’ real focus. It is when Holmes and Watson gather before the coal fire and Holmes sums up the deductions that led him to the successful apprehension of the criminal that we are most captivated. Subsequent Holmes stories The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, The Return of Sherlock Holmes, and The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes rightly plunge the twosome directly into the middle of a baffling crime, piling mystery upon mystery until Holmes’s denouement once more leaves the dazzled Watson murmuring, ‘You are wonderful, Holmes!’ Generations of readers agree. Barbara Schlieper

The Sign of Four

Purchase one of 1st World Library’s Classic Books and help support our free internet library of downloadable eBooks. Visit us online at www. 1stWorldLibrary. ORG Sherlock Holmes took his bottle from the corner of the mantel piece and his hypodermic syringe from its neat morocco case. With his long, white, nervous fingers he adjusted the delicate needle, and rolled back his left shirt cuff. For some little time his eyes rested thought fully upon the sinewy forearm and wrist all dotted and scarred with innumerable puncture marks. Finally he thrust the sharp point home, pressed down the tiny piston, and sank back into the velvet lined arm chair with a long sigh of satisfaction. Three times a day for many months I had witnessed this performance, but custom had not reconciled my mind to it. On the contrary, from day to day I had become more irritable at the sight, and my conscience swelled nightly within me at the thought that I had lacked the courage to protest. Again and again I had registered a vow that I should deliver my soul upon the subject, but there was that in the cool, nonchalant air of my companion which made him the last man with whom one would care to take anything approaching to a liberty. His great powers, his masterly manner, and the experience which I had had of his many extraordinary qualities, all made me diffident and backward in crossing him.

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes is a fictional character of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries who first appeared in publication in 1887. He is the creation of Scottish author and physician Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. A brilliant London based ‘consulting detective’, Holmes is famous for his intellectual prowess and is renowned for his skilful use of astute observation, deductive reasoning and forensic skills to solve difficult cases. Conan Doyle wrote four novels and fifty six short stories that feature Holmes. The first story, A Study in Scarlet, appeared in Beeton’s Christmas Annual in 1887 and Lippincott’s Monthly Magazine in 1890, respectively. The character grew tremendously in popularity with the beginning of the first series of short stories in The Strand Magazine in 1891; further series of short stories and two serialised novels appeared until 1927. The stories cover a period from around 1875 up to 1907, with a final case in 1914. All but four stories are narrated by Holmes’ friend and biographer, Dr. John H. Watson, two are narrated by Holmes himself and two others are written in the third person. In two stories ‘The Musgrave Ritual’ and ‘The Adventure of the Gloria Scott’, Holmes tells Watson the main story from his memories, whereas Watson becomes the narrator of the frame story. Conan Doyle said that the character of Holmes was inspired by Dr. Joseph Bell, for whom Doyle had worked as a clerk at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. Like Holmes, Bell was noted for drawing large conclusions from the smallest observations. wikipedia

The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

‘I am afraid, Watson, that I shall have to go,’ said Holmes, as we sat down together to our breakfast one morning. ‘Go! Where to?’ ‘To Dartmoor; to King’s Pyland.’ I was not surprised. Indeed, my only wonder was that he had not already been mixed upon this extraordinary case, which was the one topic of conversation through the length and breadth of England. For a whole day my companion had rambled about the room with his chin upon his chest and his brows knitted, charging and recharging his pipe with the strongest black tobacco, and absolutely deaf to any of my questions or remarks. Fresh editions of every paper had been sent up by our news agent, only to be glanced over and tossed down into a corner. Yet, silent as he was, I knew perfectly well what it was over which he was brooding. There was but one problem before the public which could challenge his powers of analysis, and that was the singular disappearance of the favorite for the Wessex Cup, and the tragic murder of its trainer. When, therefore, he suddenly announced his intention of setting out for the scene of the drama it was only what I had both expected and hoped for. This volumes includes ‘Silver Blaze,’ ‘The Yellow Face,’ ‘The Stock Broker’s Clerk,’ ‘The ‘Gloria Scott’,’ ‘The Musgrave Ritual,’ ‘The Reigate Puzzle,’ ‘The Crooked Man,’ ‘The Resident Patient,’ ‘The Greek Interpreter,’ ‘The Naval Treaty,’ and ‘The Final Problem.’

The Hound of the Baskervilles


The Hound of the Baskervilles is a crime novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, originally serialized in the Strand Magazine from August 1901 to April 1902 and mainly set on Dartmoor in Devon in England’s West Country. At the time of researching the novel, Conan Doyle was a General Practitioner in Plymouth, and thus was able to explore the moor and accurately capture its mood and feel. Conan Doyle’s former school, Stonyhurst College is thought to have provided the inspiration for the description of Baskerville Hall. In the novel, the detective Sherlock Holmes and his assistant Dr. Watson are called to investigate a curse which is alleged to hang over the house of the Baskervilles.’ Quote from wikipedia. org

About the Author

‘Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle, DL 22 May 1859 7 July 1930 was a British author most noted for his stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes, which are generally considered a major innovation in the field of crime fiction, and for the adventures of Professor Challenger. He was a prolific writer whose other works include science fiction stories, historical novels, plays and romances, poetry, and non fiction.’ Quote from wikipedia. org

Table of Contents

Publisher’s Preface; Mr. Sherlock Holmes; The Curse Of The Baskervilles; The Problem; Sir Henry Baskerville; Three Broken Threads; Baskerville Hall; The Stapletons Of Merripit House; First Report Of Dr. Watson; The Light Upon The Moor; Extract From The Diary Of Dr. Watson; The Man On The Tor; Death On The Moor; Fixing The Nets; The Hound of the Baskervilles; A Retrospection

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The Return of Sherlock Holmes

Purchase one of 1st World Library’s Classic Books and help support our free internet library of downloadable eBooks. Visit us online at www. 1stWorldLibrary. ORG IT was in the spring of the year 1894 that all London was interested, and the fashionable world dismayed, by the murder of the Honourable Ronald Adair under most unusual and inexplicable circumstances. The public has already learned those particulars of the crime which came out in the police investigation; but a good deal was suppressed upon that occasion, since the case for the prosecution was so overwhelmingly strong that it was not necessary to bring forward all the facts. Only now, at the end of nearly ten years, am I allowed to supply those missing links which make up the whole of that remarkable chain. The crime was of interest in itself, but that interest was as nothing to me compared to the inconceivable sequel, which afforded me the greatest shock and surprise of any event in my adventurous life. Even now, after this long interval, I find myself thrilling as I think of it, and feeling once more that sudden flood of joy, amazement, and incredulity which utterly submerged my mind. Let me say to that public which has shown some interest in those glimpses which I have occasionally given them of the thoughts and actions of a very remarkable man that they are not to blame me if I have not shared my knowledge with them, for I should have considered it my first duty to have done so had I not been barred by a positive prohibition from his own lips, which was only withdrawn upon the third of last month.

The Valley of Fear

Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle, DL 1859 1930 was a Scottish author. He is most noted for his stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes, which are generally considered a major innovation in the field of crime fiction, and for the adventures of Professor Challenger. He was a prolific writer whose other works include science fiction stories, historical novels, plays and romances, poetry, and non fiction. His first significant work was A Study in Scarlet, which appeared in Beeton’s Christmas Annual for 1887 and featured the first appearance of Sherlock Holmes, who was partially modelled after his former university professor, Joseph Bell. Other works include The Firm of Girdlestone 1890, The Captain of the Polestar 1890, The Doings of Raffles Haw 1892, Beyond the City 1892, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes 1892, The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard 1896, The Great Boer War 1900, The Green Flag 1900, The Hound of the Baskervilles 1902, and The Lost World 1912.

His Last Bow

Gathering together in one volume the later exploits of the saga of Sherlock Holmes, the world’s first consulting detective, His Last Bow includes tales published individually between 1908 and 1917, plus one early story, 1892’s ‘The Adventure of the Cardboard Box,’ previously considered too ‘scandalous’ for American audiences, with its themes of adultery. Here, Holmes must contend with mysterious bearded men, stolen secret submarine plans, a missing lady aristocrat, and his own near fatal illness in stories including: . ‘The Adventure of Wisteria Lodge’ . ‘The Adventure of the Cardboard Box’ . ‘The Adventure of the Red Circle’ . ‘The Adventure of the Bruce Partington Plans’ . ‘The Adventure of the Dying Detective’ . ‘The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax’ . ‘The Adventure of the Devil’s Foot’ . ‘His Last Bow‘ Scottish surgeon and political activist SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE 1859 1930 turned his passions into stories and novels, producing fiction and nonfiction works sometimes controversial The Great Boer War, 1900, sometimes fanciful The Coming of the Fairies, 1922, and sometimes legendary The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, 1892.

The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard

CONTENTS: 1. How the Brigadier came to the Castle of Gloom2. How the Brigadier slew the brothers of Ajaccio3. How the Brigadier held the King4. How the King held the Brigadier5. How the Brigadier took the field against the Marshal Millefleurs6. How the Brigadier played for a kingdom7. How the Brigadier won his Medal8. How the Brigadier was tempted by the Devil an excerpt from the first chapter:1. HOW THE BRIGADIER CAME TO THE CASTLE OF GLOOM A You do very well, my friends, to treat me with some little reverence, for in honouring me you are honouring both France and yourselves. It is not merely an old, grey moustached officer whom you see eating his omelette or draining his glass, but it is a fragment of history. In me you see one of the last of those wonderful men, the men who were veterans when they were yet boys, who learned to use a sword earlier than a razor, and who during a hundred battles had never once let the enemy see the colour of their knapsacks. For twenty years we were teaching Europe how to fight, and even when they had learned their lesson it was only the thermometer, and never the bayonet, which could break the Grand Army down. Berlin, Naples, Vienna, Madrid, Lisbon, Moscow we stabled our horses in them all. Yes, my friends, I say again that you do well to send your children to me with flowers, for these ears have heard the trumpet calls of France, and these eyes have seen her standards in lands where they may never be seen again. Even now, when I doze in my arm chair, I can see those great warriors stream before me the green jacketed chasseurs, the giant cuirassiers, Poniatowsky’s lancers, the white mantled dragoons, the nodding bearskins of the horse grenadiers. And then there comes the thick, low rattle of the drums, and through wreaths of dust and smoke I see the line of high bonnets, the row of brown faces, the swing and toss of the long, red plumes amid the sloping lines of steel. And there rides Ney with his red head, and Lefebvre with his bulldog jaw, and Lannes with his Gascon swagger; and then amidst the gleam of brass and the flaunting feathers I catch a glimpse of him, the man with the pale smile, the rounded shoulders, and the far off eyes. There is an end of my sleep, my friends, for up I spring from my chair, with a cracked voice calling and a silly hand outstretched, so that Madame Titaux has one more laugh at the old fellow who lives among the shadows. Although I was a full Chief of Brigade when the wars came to an end, and had every hope of soon being made a General of Division, it is still rather to my earlier days that I turn when I wish to talk of the glories and the trials of a soldier’s life. For you will understand that when an officer has so many men and horses under him, he has his mind full of recruits and remounts, fodder and farriers, and quarters, so that even when he is not in the face of the enemy, life is a very serious matter for him. But when he is only a lieutenant or a captain he has nothing heavier than his epaulettes upon his shoulders, so that he can clink his spurs and swing his dolman, drain his glass and kiss his girl, thinking of nothing save of enjoying a gallant life. That is the time when he is likely to have adventures, and it is often to that time that I shall turn in the stories which I may have for you. So it will be tonight when I tell you of my visit to the Castle of Gloom; of the strange mission of Sub Lieutenant Duroc, and of the horrible affair of the man who was once known as Jean Carabin, and afterwards as the Baron Straubenthal.

The Adventures of Gerard

Purchase one of 1st World Library’s Classic Books and help support our free internet library of downloadable eBooks. Visit us online at www. 1stWorldLibrary. ORG I hope that some readers may possibly be interested in these little tales of the Napoleonic soldiers to the extent of following them up to the springs from which they flow. The age was rich in military material, some of it the most human and the most picturesque that I have ever read. Setting aside historical works or the biograp hies of the leaders there is a mass of evidence written by the actual fighting men themselves, which describes their feelings and their experiences, stated always from the point of view of the particular branch of the service to which they belonged. The Cavalry were particularly happy in their writers of memoirs. Thus De Rocca in his ‘Memoires sur la guerre des Francais en Espagne’ has given the narrative of a Hussar, while De Naylies in his ‘Memoires sur la guerre d’Espagne’ gives the same campaigns from the point of view of the Dragoon. Then we have the ‘Souvenirs Militaires du Colonel de Gonneville,’ which treats a series of wars, including that of Spain, as seen from under the steel brimmed hair crested helmet of a Cuirassier. Pre eminent among all these works, and among all military memoirs, are the famous reminiscences of Marbot, which can be obtained in an English form. Marbot was a Chasseur, so again we obtain the Cavalry point of view. Among other books which help one to an understanding of the Napoleonic soldier I would specially recommend ‘Les Cahiers du Capitaine Coignet,’ which treat the wars from the point of view of the private of the Guards, and ‘Les Memoires du Sergeant Bourgoyne,’ who was a non commissioned officer in the same corps. The Journal of Sergeant Fricasse and the Recollections of de Fezenac and of de Segur complete the materials from which I have worked in my endeavour to give a true historical and military atmosphere to an imaginary figure.

The Complete Brigadier Gerard

A complete collection of the Brigadier Etienne Gerard stories by Arthur Conan Doyle set during the time of Napoleon and his followers, and the awakened nationalisms of the peoples who they enraged. The book includes a forgotten precusor to the stories called ‘A Foreign Office Romance’.

The Lost World

Boys are mysterious creatures, with rich imaginations and inner lives at which most can only guess. Luckily, a few writers have the talent to capture their fantasies of extraordinary adventure and epic bravery. Inspired by the success of The Dangerous Book For Boys, the six titles of the Penguin Great Books For Boys collection celebrate the adventurer within every boy with tales of shipwreck, murder, espionage, and survival. With a striking series look that is nostalgic and, at the same time, completely modern, these Great Books For Boys are sure to appeal to boys young and old. Unlucky in love, but desperate to prove himself in an adventure, journalist Ed Malone is sent to interview the infamous and hot tempered Professor Challenger about his bizarre South American expedition findings especially his sketches of a strange plateau and the monstrous creatures that appear to live there. But rather than being angry at his questions, Challenger invites him along on his next field trip. Malone is delighted; until it becomes clear that the Professor was telling the truth about the terrible lost world he discovered. Will they all survive the terrifying creatures on the island? And will anyone ever believe what they saw there?

The Poison Belt

Being an account of another adventure of Prof. George E. Challenger, Lord John Roxton, Prof. Summerlee, and Mr. E. D. Malone, the discoverers of The Lost World.’…
bobtail of insignificant satellites, we float under the same daily conditions towards some unknown end, some squalid catastrophe which will overwhelm us at the ultimate confines of space, where we are swept over an etheric Niagara or dashed upon some unthinkable Labrador. I see no room here for the shallow and ignorant optimism of your correspondent, Mr. James Wilson MacPhail, but many reasons why we should watch with a very close and interested attention every indication of change in those cosmic surroundings upon which our own ultimate fate may depend.”Man, he’d have made a grand meenister,’ said McArdle. ‘It just booms like an organ. Let’s get doun to what it is that’s troubling him.’The general blurring and shifting of Fraunhofer’s lines of the spectrum point, in my opinion, to a widespread cosmic change of a subtle and singular character. Light from a planet is the reflected light of the sun. Light from a star is a self produced light. But the spectra both from planets and stars have,…
‘Table of Contents CONTENTS; CHAPTER I; r&GIII; THE BLURRING OF THE LINES 3; CHAPTER II; THE TIDE OF DEATH ? ? ? 41; CHAPTER III; SUBMERGED ? ? ? 79; CHAPTER IV; A DIARY OF THE DYING ? ? 117; CHAPTER V; THE DEAD WORLD 145; CHAPTER VI; TUE GREAT AWAKENING ? 179About the Publisher Forgotten Books is a publisher of historical writings, such as: Philosophy, Classics, Science, Religion, History, Folklore and Mythology. Forgotten Books’ Classic Reprint Series utilizes the latest technology to regenerate facsimiles of historically important writings.

The Land of Mist

Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle, DL 1859 1930 was a Scottish author. He is most noted for his stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes, which are generally considered a major innovation in the field of crime fiction, and for the adventures of Professor Challenger. He was a prolific writer whose other works include science fiction stories, historical novels, plays and romances, poetry, and non fiction. His first significant work was A Study in Scarlet, which appeared in Beeton’s Christmas Annual for 1887 and featured the first appearance of Sherlock Holmes, who was partially modelled after his former university professor, Joseph Bell. Other works include The Firm of Girdlestone 1890, The Captain of the Polestar 1890, The Doings of Raffles Haw 1892, Beyond the City 1892, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes 1892, The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard 1896, The Great Boer War 1900, The Green Flag 1900, The Hound of the Baskervilles 1902, and The Lost World 1912.

TheComplete Professor Challenger Stories

Tells of all the exploits of a boisterous and fearless scientist who is continually involved in acrimonious bickering with Professor Summerlee.

The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes

Emmy award winning actor Sir Derek Jacobi reads all twelve stories from this last collection to feature Holmes and Watson. The Illustrious Client features an Austrian adventurer who corrupts young women, while in The Blanched Soldier, Holmes works without Watson to help an ex serviceman. One of the world’s largest diamonds is stolen in The Mazarin Stone and The Three Gables sees Holmes face a formidable female criminal. In The Sussex Vampire, Holmes investigates the case of a baby with two small wounds on his neck, and three men with the rare surname of Garrideb feature in The Three Garridebs. In The Problem of Thor Bridge, Holmes finds an interesting use for Watson s revolver, and a noted professor suddenly begins acting very strangely in The Creeping Man. In The Lion s Mane, Holmes has retired to tend bees. Or has he? And why has Mrs. Merrilow never shown her face in The Veiled Lodger? In Shoscombe Old Place, the connection between a dog and its bone has never been more important while, in The Retired Colourman, Holmes tackles one of his most controversial cases.

The Complete Sherlock Holmes

The Complete Sherlock Holmes, Volume I, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics: New introductions commissioned from today’s top writers and scholars Biographies of the authors Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events Footnotes and endnotes Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work Comments by other famous authors Study questions to challenge the reader’s viewpoints and expectations Bibliographies for further reading Indices & Glossaries, when appropriateAll editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influences biographical, historical, and literary to enrich each reader’s understanding of these enduring works.

The Complete Sherlock Holmes comprises four novels and fifty six short stories revolving around the world’s most popular and influential fictional detective the eccentric, arrogant, and ingenious Sherlock Holmes. He and his trusted friend, Dr. Watson, step from Holmes s comfortable quarters at 221b Baker Street into the swirling fog of Victorian London to exercise that unique combination of detailed observation, vast knowledge, and brilliant deduction. Inevitably, Holmes rescues the innocent, confounds the guilty, and solves the most perplexing puzzles known to literature.

Volume I of The Complete Sherlock Holmes starts with Holmes s first appearance, A Study in Scarlet, a chilling murder novel complete with bloodstained walls and cryptic clues, followed by the baffling The Sign of Four, which introduces Holmes s cocaine problem and Watson s future wife. The story collections The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes feature such renowned tales as A Scandal in Bohemia, The Red Headed League, and The Musgrave Ritual.

Tired of writing stories about Holmes, his creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, killed him off at the end of The Final Problem, the last tale in The Memoirs. But the public outcry was so great that eight years later he published the masterful The Hound of the Baskervilles, which supposedly takes place before Holmes s death.

The separate Volume II of The Complete Sherlock Holmes collects the remaining accounts of Holmes s exploits, including The Adventure of the Empty House, which reveals the elaborate circumstances behind Holmes s literary resurrection.

Kyle Freeman, a Sherlock Holmes enthusiast for many years, earned two graduate degrees in English literature from Columbia University, where his major was twentieth century British literature.

The Penguin Complete Sherlock Holmes

In four novels and fifty six short stories, the exciting adventures of Baker Street’s most famous resident Sherlock Holmes. Known and loved by generations, this shrewd amateur detective, with the faithful Dr Watson by his side, has earned his place in our national life and social history. This handsome omnibus edition stands as a lasting tribute to the indestructible sleuth and his famous creator. It includes: ‘A Study in Scarlet’; ‘The Sign of Four’; ‘The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes’; ‘The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes’; ‘The Return of Sherlock Holmes’; ‘The Hound of the Baskervilles’; ‘The Valley of Fear’; ‘His Last Bow’; and, ‘The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes’.

Sherlock Holmes: The Classics

Sherlock HolmesThe Complete Novels and StoriesVolume IISince his first appearance in Beeton’s Christmas Annual in 1887, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle s Sherlock Holmes has been one of the most beloved fictional characters ever created. Now, in two paperback volumes, Bantam presents all fifty six short stories and four novels featuring Conan Doyle s classic hero a truly complete collection of Sherlock Holmes s adventures in crime!Volume II begins with The Hound of the Baskervilles, a haunting novel of murder on eerie Grimpen Moor, which has rightly earned its reputation as the finest murder mystery ever written. The Valley of Fear matches Holmes against his archenemy, the master of imaginative crime, Professor Moriarty. In addition, the loyal Dr. Watson has faithfully recorded Holmes s feats of extraordinary detection in such famous cases as the thrilling The Adventure of the Red Circle and the twelve baffling adventures from The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes. Conan Doyle s incomparable tales bring to life a Victorian England of horse drawn cabs, fogs, and the famous lodgings at 221B Baker Street, where for more than forty years Sherlock Holmes earned his undisputed reputation as the greatest fictional detective of all time.

The Extraordinary Cases of Sherlock Holmes

Through the foggy streets of Victoria London to the deepest countryside, Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson embark on eight thrilling investigations. In some of his best known cases including ‘The Speckled Band’ and ‘The Reigate Puzzle’, Holmes brings his unique powers of deduction to bear on the most challenging mysteries.

The Best of Sherlock Holmes

Click for Enlarged View 3 Unabridged Books on 10 Cassettes A Study in Scarlet The Sign of Four Valley of Fear In The Best of Sherlock Holmes Volume 1, the Literate Listenertm series introduces you to the world’s most famous detective. The three featured unabridged books are some of Arthur Conan Doyle’s finest works, and are presented with the rich reading voice of Patrick Horgan. You’ll be highly entertained as you listen to Holmes using his famous deductive skills to solve the mysteries of these three great novels. Includes nearly 15 hours of high quality recordings. Over 14 Hours of listening time! A Study in Scarlet This is Dr Arthur Conan Doyle’s first Sherlock Holmes book. In A Study in Scarlet, Dr. John Watson, discharged from the military service after suffering severe wounds, is at a loose end until a chance encounter leads him to take rooms with an amazing young man. The arrogant Sherlock Holmes is a master chemist, and an expert on all aspects of crime. And when Watson is drawn into the investigation of a bizarre murder in which Holmes is involved, he is unaware that this is the beginning of the most famous crime solving partnership of all time. Unabridged. 4 hrs 17 minutes. The Sign of Four In India, four men swear an oath to keep a terrible secret, a secret drenched in blood, which is the key to huge wealth. In order to unlock the secret, Holmes and Watson accompany a beautiful young woman on a quest that leads them through the dark heart of London to a one legged man, a terrifying creature, and an incredible tale of greed and revenge. The Sign of Four is truly a detective classic. Unabridged. 4 hrs 11 minutes. The Valley of Fear A coded warning of impending danger sends Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson to the fortress like country home of Jack Douglas. When they arrive too late to prevent a tragic death, the great detective and his partner must follow a series of baffling clues to find a murderer who has vanished into thin air. An exciting classic Sherlock Holmes mystery.

The Final Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

This book has been assembled after painstaking research in both Britain and America and is complete with background details about the items, their original publication, and what new facts they reveal about the great detective.

The Sherlock Holmes Mysteries

Indisputably the greatest fiction detective of all time, Sherlock Holmes lives on in films, on television, and, of course, through Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s inimitable craft. These 22 stories show Holmes at his brilliant best.

The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Many writers have revisited the Reichenbach Falls in the hope of summoning up the ghost of Sherlock Holmes. Now Richard Lancelyn Green has succeeded triumphantly with this collection of stories by expert writers of the calibre of Ronald Knox and Julian Symons. Designed not to compete with or parody the original, but rather to reflect and enhance the achievements of the great detective.

Micah Clarke

Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www. million books. com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: m OF TWO FRIENDS OF MY YOUTH I Fear, my children, that you will think that the prologue is over long for the play; but the foundations must be laid before the building is erected, and a statement of this sort is a sorry and a barren thing, unless you have a knowledge of the folk concerned. Be patient, then, while I speak to you of the old friends of my youth, some of whom you may hear more of hereafter, while others remained behind in the country hamlet, and yet left traces of our early intercourse upon my character which might still be discerned there. Foremost for good among all whom I knew was Zachary Palmer, the village carpenter, a man whose aged and labor warped body contained the simplest and purest of spirits. Yet his simplicity was by no means the result of ignorance, for, from the teachings of Plato to those of Hobbes, there were few systems ever thought out by man which he had not studied and weighed. Books were far dearer in my boyhood than they are now, and carpenters were less well paid, but old Palmer had neither wife nor child, and spent little on food or raiment. Thus it came about that, on the shelf over his bed, he had a more choice collection of books few as they were in number than the squire or the parson, and these books he had read until he not only understood them himself, but could impart them to others. This white bearded and venerable village philosopher would sit by his cabin door upon a summer evening, and was never so pleased as when some of the young fellows would slip away from their bowls and their quoit playing, in order to lie in the grass at his feet and ask him questions about the great men of old, their words and their deeds. But of all the youths I and Reuben Lockarby, the innkeeper’s son, were his two favorites, for we would co…

The Mystery of Cloomber

I, JAMES FOTHERGILL WEST, student of law in the University of St. Andrews, have endeavored in the ensuing pages to lay my statement before the public in a concise and business-like fashion. It is not my wish to achieve literary success; nor have I any desire by the graces of my style, or by the artistic ordering of my incidents, to throw a deeper shadow over the strange passages of which I shall have to speak. My highest ambition is that those who know something of the matter should, after reading my account, be able to conscientiously endorse it without finding a single paragraph in which I have either added to or detracted from the truth.

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CONTENTS; Chapter Page; I The Hegira of the Wests from Edinburgh ? ? ? ? ? ? 7; II Of the Strange Manner in which a Tenant came to Cloomber ? 13; III Of our Further Acquaintance with; Major-General J B Heatherstone 22; IV Of a Young Man with a Grey Head 34; V How four of us came to be under the; Shadow of Cloom ber ? ? 43; V I How I came to be Enlisted as One of; the Garrison of Cloom ber ? 58; VII Of Corporal Rufus Smith and his; Coming to Cloom ber ? ? ? 66; VIII Statement of Israel Stakes ? ? 83; IX Narrative of John Easterling, F R C p; Edin ? ? ? ? ? ? 100; X Of the Letter which came from the; Hall ? ? ? ? ? ? 113; 51 XI Of the Casting Away of the Bark; ‘ Belinda’ ? ? ? ? ? 117; XII Of the Three Foreign Men upon the; Coast ? ? ? ? ? ? 139; XIII In which I see that which has been; seen by few ? ? ? ? 150; XIV Of the Visitor who ran down the; road in the Night-time 176; XV The Day-book of John Berthier; Heatherstone ? ? ? ? 196; XVI At the Hole of Cree ? ? ? 223; Addendum ? ? ? ? ? ? 241

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The Firm of Girdlestone

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The White Company

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The White Company‘ by Arthur Conan Doyle was the best selling book of its time. Set in the mediaeval era, this work presents a time when swordsmen and archers were the best kind of army. From Britain to France and Spain, the book takes you on an unforgettable journey that is brimming with adventure and excitement! Truly amazing novel!

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Beyond the City

Purchase one of 1st World Library’s Classic Books and help support our free internet library of downloadable eBooks. Visit us online at www. 1stWorldLibrary. ORG If you please, mum, said the voice of a domestic from somewhere round the angle of the door, ‘number three is moving in. Two little old ladies, who were sitting at either side of a table, sprang to their feet with ejaculations of interest, and rushed to the window of the sitting room. ‘Take care, Monica dear,’ said one, shrouding herself in the lace curtain; ‘don’t let them see us. ‘No, no, Bertha. We must not give them reason to say that their neighbors are inquisitive. But I think that we are safe if we stand like this.’ The open window looked out upon a sloping lawn, well trimmed and pleasant, with fuzzy rosebushes and a star shaped bed of sweet william. It was bounded by a low wooden fence, which screened it off from a broad, modern, new metaled road. At the other side of this road were three large detached deep bodied villas with peaky eaves and small wooden balconies, each standing in its own little square of grass and of flowers. All three were equally new, but numbers one and two were curtained and sedate, with a human, sociable look to them; while number three, with yawning door and unkempt garden, had apparently only just received its furniture and made itself ready for its occupants. A four wheeler had driven up to the gate, and it was at this that the old ladies, peeping out bird like from behind their curtains, directed an eager and questioning gaze.

The Doings of Raffles Haw

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The Great Shadow

How he put his fist through the oak panel of the game room door; how, when Long Merridew was carrying the ball, he caught up Merridew, ball and all, and ran swiftly past every opponent to the goal. It did not seem fit to us that such a one as he should trouble his head about spondees and dactyls, or care to know who signed Magna Charta. When he said in open class that King Alfred was the man, we little boys all felt that very likely it was so, and that perhaps Jim knew more about it than the man who wrote the book. Well, it was this business of the burglar that drew his attention to me; for he patted me on my head, and said that I was a spunky little devil, which blew me out with pride for a week on end. For two years we were close friends, for all the gap that the years had made between us, and though in passion or in want of thought he did many a thing that galled me, yet I loved him like a brother, and wept as much as would have filled an ink bottle when at last he went off to Edinburgh to study his father’s profession. Five years after that did I bide at Birtwhistle’s, and when I left I had become cock myself, for I was as wiry and as tough as whalebone, though I never ran to weight and sinew like my great predecessor. It was in Jubilee Year that I left Birtwhistle’s, and then for three years I stayed at home learning the ways of the cattle; but still the ships and the armies were wrestling, and still The Great Shadow of Bonaparte lay across the country. How could I guess that I too should have a hand in lifting that shadow forever from our people?

The Refugees

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The Parasite

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The Parasite 1894 is a novella by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The main character, Austin Gilroy, is a professor of Physiology who does not believe in Miss Penclosa’s psychical powers and occult skills. The plot takes a grave turn as she falls in love with the professor and controls his feelings for her. About to lose both the love of his life and his career, Gilory finds himself face to face with dangerous occult powers. This EasyRead Comfort Edition has been optimized for readers who do not need large type yet prefer a print that does not strain their eyes.

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The Stark Munro Letters

Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle, DL 1859 1930 was a Scottish author. He is most noted for his stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes, which are generally considered a major innovation in the field of crime fiction, and for the adventures of Professor Challenger. He was a prolific writer whose other works include science fiction stories, historical novels, plays and romances, poetry, and non fiction. His first significant work was A Study in Scarlet, which appeared in Beeton’s Christmas Annual for 1887 and featured the first appearance of Sherlock Holmes, who was partially modelled after his former university professor, Joseph Bell. Other works include The Firm of Girdlestone 1890, The Captain of the Polestar 1890, The Doings of Raffles Haw 1892, Beyond the City 1892, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes 1892, The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard 1896, The Great Boer War 1900, The Green Flag 1900, The Hound of the Baskervilles 1902, and The Lost World 1912.

Rodney Stone

Rodney Stone. CHAPTER I. Friar’s oak. On this, the first of January of the year 1851, the nineteenth century has reached its midway term, and many of us who shared its youth have already warnings which tell us that it has outworn us. We put our grizzled heads together, we older ones, and we talk of tho great days that we have known; but we find that when it is with our children that we talk it is a hard matter to make them understand. We and our fathers before us lived much the same life, but they with their railway trains and their steamboats belong to a different age. It is true that we can put history books into their hands, and they can read from them of our weary struggle of two and twenty years with that great and evil man. They can learn how Freedom fled from the whole broad continent, and how Nelson’s blood was shed, and Pitt’s noble heart was broken in striving that she should not pass us for everTable of Contents CONTENTS; chapter page; I Friar’s Oak 1; 11 The Walker of Cliffe Royal 18; III The Play actress of Anstly Cross 33; IV The Peace of Amiens ? 50; V Bcck Tregellis 65; VI On the Threshold 80; VII The Hope of England 98; VIII The Brighton Road 121; IX Watier’s 136; X The Men of the Ring 153; XI The Fight in the Coach house 179; XII The Coffee room of Fladong’s 201; XIII Lord Nelson ? ? ? 221; XIV On the Road 234; XV Foul Play 253; XVI Cbawley Downs 261; XVII The Ring side 277; XVIII The Smith’s Last Battle 294; XIX Cliffe Royal 314; XX Lord Avon 326; XXI The Valet’s Story 340; XXII The End ? 355; LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS; page; Down we thundered together Fionthpiece; I saw him look hard at his antagonist 1G; ‘I find him very passable, Mary ‘ 73; ‘Lost like the deuce,” he snapped 150; The old prize fighter’s story 171; Jim appeared in the ring 187; They shouted and stamped and raved in their delight 219; Sir Lothian Hume was smiling and nodding his head 302Abou

Uncle Bernac

I DARESAY that I had already read my uncle’s
letter a hundred times, and I am sure that I knew
it by heart. None the less I took it out of my
pocket, and, sitting on the side of the lugger, I
went over it again with as much attention as if
it were for the first time. It was written in a prim,
angular hand, such as one might expect from a
man who had begun life as a village attorney, and
it was addressed to Louis de Laval, to the care
of ViIliam Hargreaves, of the Green lVIan in Ashford,
Kent. The landlord had many a hogshead
of untaxed French brandy froin the Normandy
c. oast, and the letter had found its way by the same
hands.

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Cl’IAP’ttft; I-THE COAST OF FUNCl!:; II-THE SALT~tARSH; 111-THE RUINED COTTAGE; IV-MEN OF THE NIGHT ?; V-THE LAW; VI-THE SECRET PASSAGE; VII-THE OWNER OF GROSBOIS ?; VIII-COUSIN SIBYLLE ?; IX-THE CAMP OF BOULOGNE ?; X-THE ANTE-ROOM; XI-TltE SECRETARY; XII-THE MAN OF ACTION; xnr-Tnr MAN OF DREAMS; X IV-J OSEPlIINE; XV-THY RECEPTION OF THE EMI’RESS; XVI-THE LIBRARY OF GROSBOIS; XVII-THE END; vii; PAGE; I; ? 22; ? 97; no; ? 1′:7; ? 144; 164; ? 17’1; ? 20<; ? :228; ? 245; ? 273; ? 296

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The Tragedy of Korosko

The public may possibly wonder why it is that they have never heard in the papers of the fate of the passengers of the Korosko. In these days of universal press agencies, responsive to the slightest stimulus, it may well seem incredible that an international incident of such importance should remain so long unchronicled. Suffice it that there were very valid reasons, both of a personal and of a political nature, for holding it back. The facts were well known to a good number of people at the time, and some version of them did actually appear in a provincial paper, but was generally discredited. They have now been thrown into narrative form, the incidents having been collated from the sworn statements of Colonel Cochrane Cochrane, of the Army and Navy Club, and from the letters of Miss Adams, of Boston, Mass. The Korosko was turtle bottomed, round bowed stern wheeler, with a 30 in. draught and the lines of a flat iron, started upon the 13th of February in the year 1895, from Shellal, at the head of the first cataract, bound for Wady Halfa. The little Korosko puffed and spluttered her way up the river, kicking up the white water behind her, and making more noise and fuss over her five knots an hour than an Atlantic liner on a record voyage. The passengers of the Korosko formed a merry party, for most of them had traveled up together from Cairo to Assouan, and even Anglo Saxon ice thaws rapidly upon the Nile. They were fortunate in being without the single disagreeable person who, in these small boats, is sufficient to mar the enjoyment of the whole party. On a vessel that is little more than a large steam launch, the bore, the cynic, or the grumbler holds the company at his mercy. But the Korosko was free from anything of the kind. The pleasure trip was drawing to its climax.

A Duet

Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle, DL 1859 1930 was a Scottish author. He is most noted for his stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes, which are generally considered a major innovation in the field of crime fiction, and for the adventures of Professor Challenger. He was a prolific writer whose other works include science fiction stories, historical novels, plays and romances, poetry, and non fiction. His first significant work was A Study in Scarlet, which appeared in Beeton’s Christmas Annual for 1887 and featured the first appearance of Sherlock Holmes, who was partially modelled after his former university professor, Joseph Bell. Other works include The Firm of Girdlestone 1890, The Captain of the Polestar 1890, The Doings of Raffles Haw 1892, Beyond the City 1892, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes 1892, The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard 1896, The Great Boer War 1900, The Green Flag 1900, The Hound of the Baskervilles 1902, and The Lost World 1912.

Sir Nigel

DAME HISTORY is so austere a lady that if one has been so ill-advised as to take a liberty with her, one should hasten to make amends by repentance and confession. Events have been transposed to the evident of some few months in this narrative in order to preserve the continuity and evenness of the story. I hope so small a divergence may seem a venial error after so many centuries. For the rest, it is as accurate as a good deal of research and hard work could make it. The matter of diction is always a question of taste and discretion in a historical reproduction. In the year 1350 the upper classes still spoke Norman-French, though they were just beginning to condescend to English. The lower classes spoke the English of the original Piers Plowman text, which would be considerably more obscure than their superiors’ French if the two were now reproduced or imitated. The most which the chronicles can do is to catch the cadence and style of their talk,

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CONTENTS; PAGE; I THE HOUSE OF LORING 3; II How THE DEVIL CAME TO WAVERLEY 8; III THE YELLOW HORSE OF CROOKSBURY ? 14; IV How THE SUMMONER CAME TO THE MANORHOUSE; OF TILFORD 29; V How NIGEL WAS TRIED BY THE ABBOT OF; VI; VII; VIII; WAVERLEY; IN WHICH LADY ERMVNTRUDE OPENS THE IRON; COFFER; How NIGEL WENT MARKETING TO GUILFORD ?; How THE KING HAWKED ON CROOKSBURY; HEATH 8z; IX How NIGEL HELD THE BRIDGE AT TILFORD 93; X How THE KING GREETED HIS SENESCHAL OF; CALAIS ? 102; XI IN THE HALL OF THE KNIGHT OF DUPLIN ? 113; XII How NIGEL FOUGHT THE TWISTED MAN OF; SHALFORD ? ? 125; XIII Ho~v THE COMRADES JOURNEYED DOWN THE; OLD, OLD ROAD ? ? 139 XIV How NIGEL CHASED THE RED FERRET ? 159; XV How THE RED FERRET CAME ‘1’0 COSFORD ? 180; XVI How THE KING’S COURT FEASTED IN CALAIS; CASTLE ? ? 190; XVII THE SPANIARDS ON THE SEA ? 200; XVIII How BLACK SIMON CLAIMED FORFEIT FROM; ; ? 220; XIX How A SQUIRE OF ENGLAND MET A SQUIRE; OF FRANCE 230; XX How THE ENGLISH A

The Maracot Deep

Sportsman, doctor, historian and writer, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 1859 1930 created one of the most enduring indeed, legendary characters in English literature: Sherlock Holmes, the brilliantly observational denizen of 221B Baker Street. Conan Doyle was born of Irish parents in Edinburgh and educated partly in Great Britain and partly in Germany. He qualified as a medical doctor in Southsea, but the absence of both patients and revenue persuaded him, as he himself has related, to turn his daydreams into imaginative writings. The result was a true stroke of genius, the creation of the great detective and his honest, down to earth colleague and ‘chronicler’, Dr Watson. In addition to his works of fiction, Conan Doyle was also a superb physical specimen and an avid boxer. In 1894 at Davos, Switzerland, he invented and subsequently popularized the concept of skiing as a sport. He also served as an army doctor in the war between England and the Boers of South Africa at the beginning of the 20th century, wrote a history of that war and was appointed official War Historian of the 1914 18 World War. His keen sense of justice involved him in two notorious cases of mistaken identity, those of Edaljee in 1903 and Oscar Slater in 1909. Conan Doyle personally, at his own expense, fought the courts on behalf of these two men, both total strangers to him, because he felt that they had been wrongfully convicted. Conan Doyle was an idealist who believed in his country and ‘fair play’. In his writings, women tend to be modest, charming, faithful, beautiful and in need of defence. Gentlemen are honest, altruistic, gallant and brilliant. But Conan Doyle’s fertile brain also conjured up an opposing criminal class of extraordinary depravity and ingenuity, led by the diabolical and brilliant Professor Moriarty, Holmes’s arch enemy. From Buzan’s Book of Genius, by Tony Buzan and Raymond Keene.

British Library Crime Classics

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Mysteries and Adventures

Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle, DL 1859 1930 was a Scottish author. He is most noted for his stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes, which are generally considered a major innovation in the field of crime fiction, and for the adventures of Professor Challenger. He was a prolific writer whose other works include science fiction stories, historical novels, plays and romances, poetry, and non fiction. His first significant work was A Study in Scarlet, which appeared in Beeton’s Christmas Annual for 1887 and featured the first appearance of Sherlock Holmes, who was partially modelled after his former university professor, Joseph Bell. Other works include The Firm of Girdlestone 1890, The Captain of the Polestar 1890, The Doings of Raffles Haw 1892, Beyond the City 1892, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes 1892, The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard 1896, The Great Boer War 1900, The Green Flag 1900, The Hound of the Baskervilles 1902, and The Lost World 1912.

The Captain of the Polestar

Purchase one of 1st World Library’s Classic Books and help support our free internet library of downloadable eBooks. Visit us online at www. 1stWorldLibrary. ORG September 11th. Lat. 81 degrees 40′ N.; long. 2 degrees E. Still lying to amid enormous ice fields. The one which stretches away to the north of us, and to which our ice anchor is attached, cannot be smaller than an English county. To the right and left unbroken sheets extend to the horizon. This morning the mate reported that there were signs of pack ice to the southward. Should this form of sufficient thickness to bar our return, we shall be in a position of danger, as the food, I hear, is already running somewhat short. It is late in the season, and the nights are beginning to reappear. This morning I saw a star twinkling just over the fore yard, the first since the beginning of May. There is considerable discontent among the crew, many of whom are anxious to get back home to be in time for the herring season, when labour always commands a high price upon the Scotch coast. As yet their displea sure is only signified by sullen countenances and black looks, but I heard from the second mate this afternoon that they contemplated sending a deputation to the Captain to explain their grievance. I much doubt how he will receive it, as he is a man of fierce temper, and very sensitive about anything approaching to an infringement of his rights. I shall venture after dinner to say a few words to him upon the subject. I have always found that he will tolerate from me what he would resent from any other member of the crew. Amsterdam Island, at the north west corner of Spitzbe rgen, is visible upon our starboard quarter a rugged line of volcanic rocks, intersected by white seams, which represent glaciers. It is curious to think that at the present moment there is probably no human being nearer to us than the Danish settlements in the south of Greenland a good nine hundred miles as the crow flies. A captain takes a great responsibility upon him self when he risks his vessel under such circumstances. No whaler has ever remained in these latitudes till so advanced a period of the year.

My Friend the Murderer

ReadHowYouWant publishes a wide variety of best selling books in Large and Super Large fonts in partnership with leading publishers. EasyRead books are available in 11pt and 13pt. type. EasyRead Large books are available in 16pt, 16pt Bold, and 18pt Bold type. EasyRead Super Large books are available in 20pt. Bold and 24pt. Bold Type. You choose the format that is right for you. This is Volume Volume 2 of 2 Volume Set. To purchase the complete set, you will need to order the other volumes separately: to find them, search for the following ISBNs: 9781427037671From the pen of the creator of Sherlock Holmes, this is another collection of thrilling adventures. Revolving around themes such as murder, mystery, unsolved crimes and ghosts, the work depicts Doyle’s interest in the super natural, which lets the readers experience extreme exhilaration. Spine chilling! To find more titles in your format, Search in Books using EasyRead and the size of the font that makes reading easier and more enjoyable for you.

The Man from Archangel

A book of adventure stories representing some of Conan Doyle’s non Sherlock Holmes writings. As usual the action episodes are first rate.

Round the Red Lamp

Purchase one of 1st World Library’s Classic Books and help support our free internet library of downloadable eBooks. Visit us online at www. 1stWorldLibrary. ORG I quite recognise the force of your objection that an invalid or a woman in weak health would get no good from stories which attempt to treat some features of medical life with a certain amount of realism. If you deal with this life at all, however, and if you are anxious to make your doctors something more than marionettes, it is quite essential that you should paint the darker side, since it is that which is principally presented to the surgeon or physician. He sees many beautiful things, it is true, fortitude and heroism, love and self sacrifice; but they are all called forth as our nobler qualities are always called forth by bitter sorrow and trial. One cannot write of medical life and be merry over it. Then why write of it, you may ask? If a subject is painful why treat it at all? I answer that it is the province of fiction to treat painful things as well as cheerful ones. The story which wiles away a weary hour fulfils an obviously good purpose, but not more so, I hold, than that which helps to emphasise the graver side of life. A tale which may startle the reader out of his usual grooves of thought, and shocks him into seriousness, plays the part of the alterative and tonic in medicine, bitter to the taste but bracing in the result. There are a few stories in this little collection which might have such an effect, and I have so far shared in your feeling that I have reserved them from serial publication. In book form the reader can see that they are medical stories, and can, if he or she be so minded, avoid them.

The Green Flag

CAPTAIN SHARKEY. 1. HOW ‘!’HE GOVERKOR OF SAINT KITT’S CAME UOME. ‘V’JJEN the great wars of the Spanish Succession had been brought t{ an end by the Treaty of Utrocht the vast number of privateers which had been fitted out by the contending parties found their occupation gone. Some took to the more peaceful but less lucrathre ways of ordinary commerce, others were absorbeu into the fishing-fleets, and a few of the mON reckless hoisted the Jolly Rodger at the mizzen and the ~loody flag at the main, declaring a private waf upon their own account against the whole human race. 1Vith mixed crews, recnrited from every natioD, they scoured the seas, disappearing occasionally to careen in some lonely inlet, 01’ putting itt for a debauch at some outlying port, where they dazzled the inhauitants by their lavishness and horrified thenl by their brutnlitics. On the Coromandel Coast, a.t :Nladagascnr, in the African waters, and above nIl in the ‘Vest Indifm and

Table of Contents

CONTENTS; T1:1L GREEN !t’JJAO ?; CAPTAI~ SnARK~Y–; —0; p,Cf 1; 1 How TnE GOYEI:~On OF ST Klrr’s c:ue IIoJI!’: 25; II, THE DJ ~-JJ:SG8 OF CAPTAIN SHARKEY’ WITI!; 81EPlJEX CRADDOCK 45; III How COPLEY 13A~”KS SLEW OAPTAIN SnARKEY G5; THE ennm OF TIlE DmGAPIBR S-3; TIlI~ CRONLEY M1STEn 104; TUE ‘SLAPPINO SAJJ’ 171; TilE LORD OF CHt’l’E’U NOIR; THE STnn’ED CUEST; A SHADOW DEFonE; THE KI~C OF THE FOXES; Tm: TnnE~ CORRE~POXDE~TS; Tnv NEW CATAcmrn; TH~ DEBtfT OF DItnAS1Il J OYCB; A FORFIO~ OFFICE nmIANCE ; 185; 204; 225; ?? 0 245; 2G5; 2!7; 3H; , 333

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The Last Galley

I The Last Galley ‘Mutato nomine, do te, Britannia, fabula narratnr.’ It was a spring morning, one hundred and forty six years before the coming of Christ. The North African coast, with its broad hem of golden sand, its green belt of feathery palm trees, and its background of barren, red scarped hills, shimmered like a dream country in the opal light. Save for a narrow edge of snow white surf, the Mediterranean lay blue and serene as far as the eye could reach, In all its vast expanse there was no break but for a single galley, which was slowly making its way from the direction of Sicily and heading for the distant harbour of Carthage. Seen from afar it was a stately and beautiful vessel, deep red in colour, double banked with scarlet oars, its broad, flapping sail stained with Tyrian purple, its bulwarks gleaming with brass work. A brazen, three pronged ram projected in front, and a high golden figure of Baal, the God of tho Phoenicians, children of Canaan, shone upon the afteTable of Contents CONTENTS; I; TAG ; I The Last Galley 3; II The Contest 15; IIT Through the Veil 26; IV An Iconoclast 34; V Giant Maxjmin 45; VL The Coming or the Huns 68; VIL The Last of the Legions 84; VIII The First Cargo 94; IX The Home coming 105; X The Red Star 124; II; I The Silver Mirror 139; II The Blighting of Sharkey 154; III The Marriage of the Brigadier 173; IV The Lord of Falconbridge 187 V Out of the Running 223; VI, ‘De Profundis0 245; VIL The Great Brown Pericord Motor 260; VIII The Terror of Blue John Gap 273About the Publisher Forgotten Books is a publisher of historical writings, such as: Philosophy, Classics, Science, Religion, History, Folklore and Mythology. Forgotten Books’ Classic Reprint Series utilizes the latest technology to regenerate facsimiles of historically important writings. Careful attention has been made to accurately pr

Round the Fire Stories

‘The reader who takes up the book may make sure of having quite enough thrills to last him for some time’. The Spector, October 17, 1908

‘Again and again the sly and highly intellectual humor of the author is in evidence, even in his quite seriously conceived tales’. The News York Times, November 21, 1908

Originally published in 1908 and out of print for more than half a century, this collection of stories, complete with a Preface by the author, presents Sir Arthur Conan Doyle at his finest. These are seventeen tales of suspense and adventure, of the mysterious and fantastic, mean to be read ’round the fire’ upon a winter’s night. Murder, madness, ghosts, unsolved crimes, diabolical traps, and inexplicable disappearances abound in these exciting accounts narrated by doctors, lawyers, gentlemen, teachers, burglars, dilettantes, and convicted criminals. The titles are inviting ‘The Pot of Caviare’, ‘The Clubfooted Grocer’, ‘The Brazilian Cat’, ‘The Sealed Room’, and ‘The Fiend of the Cooperage’ and the stories are riveting. This is a rediscovered classic by a master storyteller.

Danger!

I Danger! BEING THE LOG OF CAPTAIN JOliN SIRIUS IT is an amazing thing that the English, who have the reputation of being a practical nation, never saw the danger to which they ‘vere exposed. For many years they had been spending nearly a hundred millions a year upon their army and their fleet. Squadrons of Dreadnoughts costing two millions each had been launched. They had spent enormous sums upon cruisers, and both their torpedo and their submarine squadrons were exceptionally strong. They were also by no means weak in their aerial power, especially in the matter of seaplanes. Besides all this, their army was very efficient, in spite of its limited numbers, and it was the most expensive in Europe. Yet when the day of trial came, all this imposing force ,vas of no use whatever, and might as well have not existed. Their ruin could

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The Great Keinplatz Experiment

Includes ‘The Captain of the Pole Star’, ‘J. Habakuk Jephson’s Statement’, ‘John Huxford’s Hiatus’, ‘A Literary Mosaic’, ‘John Barrington Cowles’ and ‘The Ring of Thoth’ a group of non Sherlock Holmes stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Tales of Adventure and Medical Life

Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle, DL 1859 1930 was a Scottish author. He is most noted for his stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes, which are generally considered a major innovation in the field of crime fiction, and for the adventures of Professor Challenger. He was a prolific writer whose other works include science fiction stories, historical novels, plays and romances, poetry, and non fiction. His first significant work was A Study in Scarlet, which appeared in Beeton’s Christmas Annual for 1887 and featured the first appearance of Sherlock Holmes, who was partially modelled after his former university professor, Joseph Bell. Other works include The Firm of Girdlestone 1890, The Captain of the Polestar 1890, The Doings of Raffles Haw 1892, Beyond the City 1892, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes 1892, The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard 1896, The Great Boer War 1900, The Green Flag 1900, The Hound of the Baskervilles 1902, and The Lost World 1912.

Tales of Long Ago

Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle, DL 1859 1930 was a Scottish author. He is most noted for his stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes, which are generally considered a major innovation in the field of crime fiction, and for the adventures of Professor Challenger. He was a prolific writer whose other works include science fiction stories, historical novels, plays and romances, poetry, and non fiction. His first significant work was A Study in Scarlet, which appeared in Beeton’s Christmas Annual for 1887 and featured the first appearance of Sherlock Holmes, who was partially modelled after his former university professor, Joseph Bell. Other works include The Firm of Girdlestone 1890, The Captain of the Polestar 1890, The Doings of Raffles Haw 1892, Beyond the City 1892, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes 1892, The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard 1896, The Great Boer War 1900, The Green Flag 1900, The Hound of the Baskervilles 1902, and The Lost World 1912.

Tales of Pirates and Blue Water

Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle, DL 1859 1930 was a Scottish author. He is most noted for his stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes, which are generally considered a major innovation in the field of crime fiction, and for the adventures of Professor Challenger. He was a prolific writer whose other works include science fiction stories, historical novels, plays and romances, poetry, and non fiction. His first significant work was A Study in Scarlet, which appeared in Beeton’s Christmas Annual for 1887 and featured the first appearance of Sherlock Holmes, who was partially modelled after his former university professor, Joseph Bell. Other works include The Firm of Girdlestone 1890, The Captain of the Polestar 1890, The Doings of Raffles Haw 1892, Beyond the City 1892, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes 1892, The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard 1896, The Great Boer War 1900, The Green Flag 1900, The Hound of the Baskervilles 1902, and The Lost World 1912.

Tales of Terror and Mystery

The idea that the extraordinary narrative which has been called the Joyce Armstrong Fragment is an elaborate practical joke evolved by some unknown person, cursed by a perverted and sinister sense of humor, has now been abandoned by all who have examined the matter. The most macabre and imaginative of plotters would hesitate before linking his morbid fancies with the unquestioned and tragic facts which reinforce the statement. Though the assertions contained in it are amazing and even monstrous, it is nonetheless forcing itself upon the general intelligence that they are true, and that we must readjust our ideas to the new situation. This world of ours appears to be separated by a slight and precarious margin of safety from a most singular and unexpected danger. I will endeavor in this narrative, which reproduces the original document in its necessarily somewhat fragmentary form, to lay before the reader the whole of the facts up to date, prefacing my statement by saying that, if there be any who doubt the narrative of Joyce Armstrong, there can be no question at all as to the facts concerning Lieutenant Myrtle, R. N., and Mr. Hay Connor, who undoubtedly met their end in the manner described…
. Includes the Tales of Terror ‘The Horror of the Heights,’ ‘The Leather Funnel,’ ‘The New Catacomb,’ ‘The Case of Lady Sannox,’ ‘The Terror of Blue John Gap,’ and ‘The Brazilian Cat,’ and the Tales of Mystery ‘The Lost Special,’ ‘The Beetle Hunter,’ ‘The Man with the Watches,’ ‘The Japanned Box,’ ‘The Black Doctor,’ and ‘The Jew’s Breastplate.’

Tales of the Ring and the Camp

Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle, DL 1859 1930 was a Scottish author. He is most noted for his stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes, which are generally considered a major innovation in the field of crime fiction, and for the adventures of Professor Challenger. He was a prolific writer whose other works include science fiction stories, historical novels, plays and romances, poetry, and non fiction. His first significant work was A Study in Scarlet, which appeared in Beeton’s Christmas Annual for 1887 and featured the first appearance of Sherlock Holmes, who was partially modelled after his former university professor, Joseph Bell. Other works include The Firm of Girdlestone 1890, The Captain of the Polestar 1890, The Doings of Raffles Haw 1892, Beyond the City 1892, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes 1892, The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard 1896, The Great Boer War 1900, The Green Flag 1900, The Hound of the Baskervilles 1902, and The Lost World 1912.

The Black Doctor

A collection of non Sherlock Holmes mystery stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

The Maracot Deep and Other Stories

1929. A collection of stories from Doyle, the English novelist best known for his Sherlock Holmes detective books, that are part of his supernatural and speculative fiction. Contents: The Maracot Deep, a fascinating and strangely credible story of adventure in Atlantis; The Disintegration Machine; The Story of Spedegue’s Dropper; and When the World Screamed. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.

The Best Supernatural Stories of Arthur Conan Doyle

First American edition of the fifteen finest stories in the supernatural genre by the creator of Sherlock Holmes. Superlative examples of Doyle’s superior narrative style, these are well plotted, powerfully descriptive tales of the occult, spiritualism, Egyptian magic, psychometry, ghosts, demoniacal possession, etc. Introduction by E. F. Bleiler.

The Best Science Fiction of Arthur Conan Doyle

In The Horror of the Heights, aviator Joyce Armstrong continually asks, And where, pray, is Lt. Myrtle’s head? At 43,000 feet, beset by creatures of an air jungle, Joyce Armstrong, to his immense regret, learns exactly what happened to Myrtle s head. In The American s Tale a quiet Englishman and an American bully tangle. Only one survives, and the cause of death is not human. A crowd of people in The Lift finds itself at the mercy of a fanatic who decides he is an avenging Jehovah. In The Great Brown Pericord Motor, two inventors devise a wonderful machine but greed intercedes. Two Sherlock Holmes stories confront crime with Holmes s customary brilliance and Watson s humbling help: The Adven ture of the Devil s Foot and The Adventure of the Creeping Man. And two stories involving Professor Challenger who is Sherlock Holmes writ gigantic and outrageous: When the World Screamed and The Disintegration Machine. Chal lenger is an arrogant genius, but on the side of right. In Through the Veil, a man and his wife face death when they slip from their own time to another, more primitive life. The Los Amigos Fiasco features an attempt by the town of Los Amigos to electrocute the evil Duncan Warner. But the deadly volts come as a wondrous gift to the man the execu tioners thought they could kill. The Great Keinplatz Experi ment tells a droll tale of the chaos that ensues when the spirit of a drunken, irresolute student enters the body of a grave pro fessor and the student receives the spirit of the professor. The Terror of Blue John Gap tells of a blind, brute force loosed upon the world through a tunnel dug by the ancient Romans. The Last Galley shows Carthage s fall to Rome, tells of a seer who predicts that Rome, too, will fall. Danger is an action story warning Britain, showing how Captain Sirius, with the world s smallest navy of submarines, literally starves mighty Britain into submission.

The Supernatural Tales of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Tales of the supernatural by the author better known as the creator of Sherlock Holmes. Here are stories of ghosts and demons, vampires, werewolves and ghouls. The tales have such titles as ‘The Ghosts of Goresthorpe Grange’ and ‘The Great Keinplatz Experiment’.

The Best Horror Stories of Arthur Conan Doyle

Though best known as the creator of Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was also an accomplished writer of the most chilling horror stories of the 20th century. Written during the same period as the Sherlock Holmes mysteries, these horror stories share the darkness of Doyle’s more well known works, if not always their logical conclusions. Together they paint quite a different picture of Doyle than do his detective pieces, illuminating a writer as fascinated by the supernatural and the unsolveable as by the science of modern detection.

Classic Detective Stories

In ‘The Dying Detective,’ Sherlock Holmes comes close to death, or so his long suffering colleague, Dr. Watson, thinks. In ‘The Assassins Club,’ a murder occurs at a dinner table full of crime novelists. ‘The Case of the Tragedies of the Greek Room’ features eccentric detective Morris Klaw trying to solve an especially perplexing locked room mystery. This classic collection, read by Edward Hardwicke, the original Dr. Watson in the classic TV series, brings together the cream of the crop in detective fiction.

Jane Annie

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The Great Boer War

Take a community of Dutchmen of the type of those who defended themselves for fifty years against all the power of Spain at a time when Spain was the greatest power in the world. Intermix with them a strain of those inflexible French Huguenots who gave up home and fortune and left their country for ever at the time of the revocation of the Edict of Nantes. The product must obviously be one of the most rugged, virile, unconquerable races ever seen upon earth. Take this formidable people and train them for seven generations in constant warfare against savage men and ferocious beasts, in circumstances under which no weakling could survive, place them so that they acquire exceptional skill with weapons and in horsemanship, give them a country which is eminently suited to the tactics of the huntsman, the marksman, and the rider. Then, finally, put a finer temper upon their military qualities by a dour fatalistic Old Testament religion and an ardent and consuming patriotism. Combine all these qualities and all these impulses in one individual, and you have the modern Boer the most formidable antagonist who ever crossed the path of Imperial Britain. Our military history has largely consisted in our conflicts with France, but Napoleon and all his veterans have never treated us so roughly as these hard bitten farmers with their ancient theology and their inconveniently modern rifles.

Through the Magic Door

Although Arthur Conan Doyle is best known for his stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes, he also wrote many other books including a science fiction series and several non fiction works. This little known volume is a tour of Doyle’s bookcase. He talks about the authors and their books he cherishes and their affect on his life. Doyle opens with the following. ‘I care not how humble your bookshelf may be, nor how lowly the room which it adorns. Close the door of that room behind you, shut off with it all the cares of the outer world, plunge back into the soothing company of the great dead, and then you are through the magic portal into that fair land whither worry and vexation can follow you no more. You have left all that is vulgar and all that is sordid behind you. There stand your noble, silent comrades, waiting in their ranks. Pass your eye down their files. Choose your man. And then you have but to hold up your hand to him and away you go together into dreamland. Surely there would be something eerie about a line of books were it not that familiarity has deadened our sense of it. Each is a mummified soul embalmed in cere cloth and natron of leather and printer’s ink. Each cover of a true book enfolds the concentrated essence of a man. The personalities of the writers have faded into the thinnest shadows, as their bodies into impalpable dust, yet here are their very spirits at your command.’

The Coming of the Fairies

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‘Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of Sherlock Holmes, in his later years became attracted to spiritualism and occult topics. This was after the death of his son Raymond during World War I. While researching the topic of fairies, some photographs from a working class family in rural Yorkshire were brought to Doyle’s attention by a Theosophist friend. These photographs appeared to show diminutive fairies cavorting in the presence of humans, specifically two teenage girls, Elsie and Frances. They had taken the photographs by themselves, and there were no overt signs that the negatives had been tampered with. Doyle championed the photographs, and in the process destroyed his reputation; which is probably why this book, out of all of the Doyle corpus, has not been put into etext until now. The Coming of the Fairies was possibly a bigger disappointment for Doyle fans than when he killed off Sherlock Holmes.

These photographs, which caused a sensation at the time, are easily recognizable as blatant fakes by modern eyes, sensitized to seeing much more photorealistic computer generated elves and fairies. The fairies are statically posed, and are neatly coiffed and dressed in period clothing, hardly what one would expect from wild nature elementals. They are just too flat looking and high contrast to be anything other than cardboard cutouts positioned in the scene, and could be constructed by adolescent girls with artistic leanings. And indeed, many years later the pair did admit that they had faked the photos.

However, even a skeptic will have to admit that just because these photos are fake, it does not logically imply there are no such beings. Just because some UFO photos are fake, doesn’t mean that there are no UFOs! But ‘extraordinary claims demand extraordinary proof’. While we may not have extraordinary proof of fairies, there is more to the phenomena than meets the eye. Enough data that some explanation must be attempted. Doyle barely scratches the surface of the massive literature on fairies here; for a comprehensive survey, for instance, refer to Evan Wentz’ The Fairy Faith in Celtic Countries. The real reason that this charming little book is of interest today is historical, and of course, because of the author. ‘ Quote from sacred texts. com

Table of Contents:

Publisher’s Preface; Preface; How The Matter Arose; The First Published Account ‘strand’ Christmas Number, 1920; Reception Of The First Photographs; The Second Series; Observations Of A Clairvoyant In The Cottingley Glen, August 1921; Independent Evidence For Fairies; Some Subsequent Cases; The Theosophic view Of Fairies

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Memories and Adventures

This autobiography of Arthur Conan Doyle describes the varied aspects of his professional life as a doctor, sportsman, adventurer, political campaigner and author. It recounts the many true adventures that befell him and his relationship with such figures as Oscar Wilde, Kipling and Arthur Balfour.

The History of Spiritualism

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