Arthur Conan Doyle

Janet B. Pascal (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$39.54
Publisher
Oxford University Press, USA
Publish Date
April 13, 2000
Pages
160
Dimensions
6.82 X 0.56 X 9.54 inches | 0.97 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780195122626

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Reviews

"Pascal pulls Doyle into the light to show that he had more than one string on his bow, [p]ointing clearly to events and people in his life that later showed up in his books.... The illustrations are all contemporary photos or film stills, boxed passages from several works are long enough to impart
a sense of Doyle's humor and eminently readable style.... Coherent, evenhanded presentation of the writer's multifaceted literary career... a useful addition."--Booklist
"A thorough look at Doyle's life and writings.... Pascal draws on a wealth of primary sources... and presents anecdotes, quotations, and superb black-and-white photos and reproductions that reveal fascinating details.... Pascal does a fine job of conveying the era in which her subject
lived."--School Library Journal
"Evenhanded, readable biography... well-researched chapters include excerpts from Conan Doyle's letters and autobiography, lengthy passages from his stories, and quotes from magazine reviews of his work."--The Horn Book Guide
"Pascal provides valuable insights into the life of this remarkable man, who was far more than merely the creator of Sherlock Holmes.... Anyone who has read the adventures of Holmes and Dr. Watson will thoroughly enjoy 'discovering' the multifaceted man who penned them."--Fore Word


"Pascal pulls Doyle into the light to show that he had more than one string on his bow, [p]ointing clearly to events and people in his life that later showed up in his books.... The illustrations are all contemporary photos or film stills, boxed passages from several works are long enough to impart
a sense of Doyle's humor and eminently readable style.... Coherent, evenhanded presentation of the writer's multifaceted literary career... a useful addition."--Booklist
"A thorough look at Doyle's life and writings.... Pascal draws on a wealth of primary sources... and presents anecdotes, quotations, and superb black-and-white photos and reproductions that reveal fascinating details.... Pascal does a fine job of conveying the era in which her subject
lived."--School Library Journal
"Evenhanded, readable biography... well-researched chapters include excerpts from Conan Doyle's letters and autobiography, lengthy passages from his stories, and quotes from magazine reviews of his work."--The Horn Book Guide
"Pascal provides valuable insights into the life of this remarkable man, who was far more than merely the creator of Sherlock Holmes.... Anyone who has read the adventures of Holmes and Dr. Watson will thoroughly enjoy 'discovering' the multifaceted man who penned them."--Fore Word

"Pascal pulls Doyle into the light to show that he had more than one string on his bow, [p]ointing clearly to events and people in his life that later showed up in his books.... The illustrations are all contemporary photos or film stills, boxed passages from several works are long enough to impart a sense of Doyle's humor and eminently readable style.... Coherent, evenhanded presentation of the writer's multifaceted literary career... a useful addition."--Booklist
"A thorough look at Doyle's life and writings.... Pascal draws on a wealth of primary sources... and presents anecdotes, quotations, and superb black-and-white photos and reproductions that reveal fascinating details.... Pascal does a fine job of conveying the era in which her subject lived."--School Library Journal
"Evenhanded, readable biography... well-researched chapters include excerpts from Conan Doyle's letters and autobiography, lengthy passages from his stories, and quotes from magazine reviews of his work."--The Horn Book Guide
"Pascal provides valuable insights into the life of this remarkable man, who was far more than merely the creator of Sherlock Holmes.... Anyone who has read the adventures of Holmes and Dr. Watson will thoroughly enjoy 'discovering' the multifaceted man who penned them."--Fore Word


"Pascal pulls Doyle into the light to show that he had more than one string on his bow, [p]ointing clearly to events and people in his life that later showed up in his books.... The illustrations are all contemporary photos or film stills, boxed passages from several works are long enough to impart a sense of Doyle's humor and eminently readable style.... Coherent, evenhanded presentation of the writer's multifaceted literary career... a useful addition."--Booklist


"A thorough look at Doyle's life and writings.... Pascal draws on a wealth of primary sources... and presents anecdotes, quotations, and superb black-and-white photos and reproductions that reveal fascinating details.... Pascal does a fine job of conveying the era in which her subject lived."--School Library Journal


"Evenhanded, readable biography... well-researched chapters include excerpts from Conan Doyle's letters and autobiography, lengthy passages from his stories, and quotes from magazine reviews of his work."--The Horn Book Guide


"Pascal provides valuable insights into the life of this remarkable man, who was far more than merely the creator of Sherlock Holmes.... Anyone who has read the adventures of Holmes and Dr. Watson will thoroughly enjoy 'discovering' the multifaceted man who penned them."--Fore Word