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The Valley of Fear

by Doyle, Arthur Conan (Sir)

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Good/--. Red cl. Few spots. Faded spine, ?damp-stained, gilt OK., Without DJ
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Good/--. Red cl. Few spots. Faded spine, ?damp-stained, gilt OK., Without DJ with 7 color illustrations Sherlock Holmes George H. Doran New York c. 1914 Early prtg. 8 x 5 1/4", 320 pp., A Sherlock Holmes novel. Illustrated by Arthur I. Keller.

Synopsis

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh in 1859. After nine years in Jesuit schools, he went to Edinburgh University, receiving a degree in medicine in 1881. He then became an eye specialist in Southsea, with a distressing lack of success. Hoping to augment his income, he wrote his first story, A Study in Scarlet . His detective, Sherlock Holmes, was modeled in part after Dr. Joseph Bell of the Edinburgh Infirmary, a man with spectacular powers of observation, analysis, and inference. Conan Doyle may have been influenced also by his admiration for the neat plots of Gaboriau and for Poe’s detective, M. Dupin. After several rejections, the story was sold to a British publisher for £25, and thus was born the world’s best-known and most-loved fictional detective. Fifty-nine more Sherlock Holmes adventures followed. Once, wearying of Holmes, his creator killed him off, but was forced by popular demand to resurrect him. Sir Arthur— he had been knighted for this defense of the British cause in his The Great Boer War— became an ardent Spiritualist after the death of his son Kingsley, who had been wounded at the Somme in World War I. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle died in Sussex in 1930.

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Bookseller
Hyleana Fine Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
MAIN005396I
Title
The Valley of Fear
Author
Doyle, Arthur Conan (Sir)
Book condition
Used - Good
Jacket condition
--. Red cl. Few spots. Faded spine, ?damp-stained, gilt OK., Without DJ
Publisher
George H. Doran
Date published
c. 1914
Keywords
mystery novel Homes, Sherlock Keller, Arthur I. American edition

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