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Conan Doyle: Writing, Profession, and Practice

Douglas Kerr


This book is a critical study of the writings of Arthur Conan Doyle, and a cultural biography. From the early stories, to the great popular triumphs of the Sherlock Holmes tales and the Professor Challenger adventures, the ambitious historical fiction, the campaigns against injustice, and the Spiritualist writings of his later years, Conan Doyle produced a wealth of narratives. He had a worldwide reputation and was one of the most popular authors of the age. This is a book for students of literary and cultural history, and Conan Doyle enthusiasts. It is a full account of all of his writing, an ... More

Keywords: Conan Doyle, English fiction, professions, Victorian culture, crime fiction, spiritualism, science fiction, Sherlock Holmes

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199674947
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199674947.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Douglas Kerr, author
Professor in the School of English, University of Hong Kong

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