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Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh in 1859. After a rigorous Jesuit education he trained to become a doctor at Edinburgh University. Eventually he set up in medical practice in Southsea, and during the quiet spells between patients he turned his hand to writing. Although Sherlock Holmes was Doyle's greatest creation, he was more proud of his historical novels such as Micah Clarke and Sir Nigel. Towards the end of his life he devoted much of his time to his belief in spiritualism, using his writings as a means of providing funds to enable him to carry out activities in this field. He died in 1930.
Beautiful illustrations, small print though.
Cover is hardback but with paper-like surface, don't get it wet!
If you are buying this book to have the Sherlock Holmes stories that were printed in the "Strand," then this is a great buy at $8.00. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Y. Park
I just got into Sherlock Holmes last year, read this book from the library and have since read all of Doyle's works. He is Columbo minus the bumbling, first rate indeed!Published 2 months ago by jeff heckenkamp
This edition has the original illustrations by Sidney Paget, they set the mood perfectly. The stories are reproduced exactly as they first appeared in "The Strand"... Read morePublished 4 months ago by George Hooper
Arthur Conan Doyle's Strand Magazine writings are great! I love that they are all collected here.Published 4 months ago by christopher Cantrell
Sidney Paget's illustrations are timeless for this collection...inseparable.Published 6 months ago by ageanstorm