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Teller of Tales: The Life of Arthur Conan Doyle
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Henry Holt & Co
Publication date April 1, 1999
Pages 472
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780805050745
ISBN-10 0805050744
Dimensions 1.50 by 6.50 by 9.50 in.
Weight 1.85 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $32.50
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Summary
A comprehensively researched account of the life of the creator of Sherlock Holmes, shows how Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, beginning as a small-town doctor, became a friend to the famous, a celebrated writer, and a psychic investigator. 12,500 first printing.
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Winner of the 1999 Edgar Award for Best Biographical Work, this is "an excellent biography of the man who created Sherlock Holmes" (David Walton, The New York Times Book Review)

This fresh, compelling biography examines the extraordinary life and strange contrasts of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the struggling provincial doctor who became the most popular storyteller of his age. From his youthful exploits aboard a whaling ship to his often stormy friendships with such figures as Harry Houdini and George Bernard Shaw, Conan Doyle lived a life as gripping as one of his adventures. Exhaustively researched and elegantly written, Teller of Tales sets aside many myths and misconceptions to present a vivid portrait of the man behind the legend of Baker Street, with a particular emphasis on the Psychic Crusade that dominated his final years-the work that Conan Doyle himself felt to be "the most important thing in the world."


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from Henry Holt & Co (April 1, 1999)
9780805050745 | details & prices | 472 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.50 in. | 1.85 lbs | List price $32.50
About: A biography of the creator of Sherlock Holmes shows how Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, beginning as a small-town doctor, became a friend to the famous, a celebrated writer, and a psychic investigator.
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Owl Books (January 1, 2001)
9780805066845 | details & prices | 472 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $16.00
About: A biography of the creator of Sherlock Holmes shows how Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, beginning as a small-town doctor, became a friend to the famous, a celebrated writer, and a psychic investigator.

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