Arthur Conan Doyle: A Life in Letters

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Jon Lellenberg, Daniel Stashower, Charles Foley
Penguin Group USA, Sep 30, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 706 pages
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A remarkable annotated collection of previously unpublished private correspondence from the creator of Sherlock Holmes

This extraordinary annotated collection of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle?s private correspondence offers unique insight into one of the world?s most popular authors. Detailing Conan Doyle?s life from his beginnings as a country doctor to his struggle with the success of Sherlock Holmes and his ultimate calling as the foremost spokesman for Spiritualism, Conan Doyle?s letters expose his innermost thoughts on literature, world events, and matters of the heart. Under the stewardship of editors renowned for their expertise on both Conan Doyle?s life and the Sherlock Holmes stories, this remarkable volume reveals a man whose character and exploits rival that of his famous creation.

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User Review  - DubiousDisciple - LibraryThing

Surprisingly, this book provides precisely what the title promises. Itís in three parts: I. Can we do without religion? II. Does God exist? III. Can there be an atheist spirituality? In Part I, Andre ... Read full review

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User Review  - Michael.Rimmer - LibraryThing

I thought I was agnostic, but it seems like I'm probably an atheist after all. A thought-provoking book, although at the beginning it is sometimes simply provoking. However, the author makes it clear that he's not a "God-basher," and the tone of the book is all the better for it. Read full review

Contents

Introduction i
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The Schoolboy 18671876
17
The Medical Student 18761882
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Copyright

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Jon Lellenbergis the editor of The Quest for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and is the Conan Doyle estate?s U.S. representative. Daniel Stashower is the author of the Edgar Award?winning Teller of Tales: The Life of Arthur Conan Doyle. Charles Foley is the great-nephew of Arthur Conan Doyle and is the present executor of the Conan Doyle estate. He lives in Sussex, UK. All three are members of the Baker Street Irregulars, a club of Sherlock Holmes enthusiasts founded in 1934.

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