A thoroughly satisfying biography of the classical figure which is highly enlightening not only on the literary side, but...

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THE LIFE OF SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE

A thoroughly satisfying biography of the classical figure which is highly enlightening not only on the literary side, but also in the field of domesticity, psychology, and personality. The creator and his creations -- particularly and especially his haunted life with his Baker Street demon, Sherlock Holmes -- and the important incidents and turning points throughout his career are all sympathetically and vigorously put forth. The story of his break with his family over Catholicism, his decision to leave doctoring for writing, his love for Jean Leckie which culminated in marriage after his wife's death -- these three pivotal points are given thorough coverage, and the multitude of his interests and activities, the events in his family life, provide a well filled in portrait which should have a wider than usual market in the field of biography.

Pub Date: Feb. 2, 1948

ISBN: 0786712341

Page Count: -

Publisher: Harper

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 1, 1948