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Dangerous Work: Diary of an Arctic Adventure Hardcover – October 1, 2012
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About the Author
Arthur Conan Doyle (1859–1930) was a British physician and writer most noted for his stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes. Jon Lellenberg and Daniel Stashower are the editors of Arthur Conan Doyle: A Life in Letters and Conan Doyle’s first novel, The Narrative of John Smith.
Top Customer Reviews
As a book complete with editotial comments, it is a fine piece of scholarship and very intelligent editing. It was an easyread.
of the inimitable super-sleuth probably because in small part of this high adventure
The glamour of the Arctic as expounded by Conan Doyle is a dazzling account. He writes, " amid all the excitement-and no one who has not held an oar in such a
scene can tell how exciting it is-one's sympathies lie with the poor hunted
creature." One should remember the time when Arthur Conan Doyle set sail on this
adventure. The raison d'etre of the six month voyage being the culling of whales
foremost (as it turned out only two were made redundant) in other words it was a
disaster in commercial terms. Also, unfortunately seals, polar bears, narwhals
and seabirds were killed too! Terrible for the environment (thinking today) but, accepted then.
A magazine article suggesting routes to the North Pole gave him the respect of
This current publication is unbelievably fine!
St. Andrews, Scotland
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Fabulous recent find from ACD that was previously unknown. I originally got it from the library, but after reading it decided I needed a permanent copy in my collection. Read morePublished 12 months ago by T. Connor
I was shown this book by a friend who was reading it and very quickly decided this was a fascinating tale, so elected to purchase my own copy. Read morePublished on January 22, 2014 by Philip C. Campbell
This wonderful document is a record of a whaling voyage in 1880 made by a crew of Scots and Shetlanders (as if Shetlanders were not Scottish? Read morePublished on December 16, 2013 by othoniaboys
Just a lot of bloody killing so matter-of fact, with no regard to what they were doing at that time-depressing!Published on December 8, 2013 by Cary Anderson
This is a unique look at the subject. The book is beautifully done with original pages interspersed with commentary and translations. LovelyPublished on October 2, 2013 by M. Ainsworth
This is quite interesting and well edited and footnoted. Conan Doyle somehow can make almost anything interesting, even his weird attachment to spiritualism, certainly to the... Read morePublished on September 30, 2013 by Semon Strobos
This was a gift for a friend. He says it is a great 'bathroom read'...for a guy I guess that says a lot. Probably a few pages at a time is best recommendation for men... Read morePublished on March 17, 2013 by avid reader/shopper