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Tales of Unease

Tales of Unease

by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Paperback
Publication Date: 05/04/2008
RRP  $12.95 $12.75
Selected and with an Introduction by David Stuart Davies. This gripping set of tales by the master storyteller Arthur Conan Doyle is bound to thrill and unnerve you. In these twilight excursions, Doyle's vivid imagination for the strange, the grotesque and the frightening is given full rein. We move from the mysteries of Egypt and the strange powers granted by 'The Ring of Thoth' to the isolated ghostlands of the Arctic in 'The Captain of the Polestar', we encounter a monstrous creature in 'The Terror of Blue John Cap' and the beings that live above our heads in 'The Brazilian Cat' and 'The Leather Funnel'; and we shudder at the thing in the next room in Lot 249. Sit down in your uneasy chair and enjoy this unique collection of chillers. Other Stories include: The Lord of Chateau Noir The New Catacomb The Case of Lady Sannox The Brown Hand The Horror of the Heights How It Happened Playing with Fire The Los Amigos Fiasco The Nightmare Room AUTHOR: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) was a Scottish physician and writer. His works encompass a wide variety of genres, and it was his historical novels that he considered his finest work. However, posterity remembers him only as the creator of Sherlock Holmes. Each new generation discovers Holmes afresh, as the current TV and film adaptations demonstrate. Doyle created a character so well known that he exists in the borderline between fiction and reality.
ISBN:
9781840220780
9781840220780
Category:
Classic horror & ghost stories
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
05-04-2008
Language:
English
Publisher:
Wordsworth Editions Ltd
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
224
Dimensions (mm):
198x129x12mm
Weight:
0.14kg
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born on 22 May 1859 in Edinburgh. He studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh and began to write stories while he was a student. Over his life he produced more than thirty books, 150 short stories, poems, plays and essays across a wide range of genres. His most famous creation is the detective Sherlock Holmes, who he introduced in his first novel A Study in Scarlet (1887).

This was followed in 1889 by an historical novel, Micah Clarke. In 1893 Conan Doyle published 'The Final Problem' in which he killed off his famous detective so that he could turn his attention more towards historical fiction. However Holmes was so popular that Conan Doyle eventually relented and published The Hound of the Baskervilles in 1901.

The events of the The Hound of the Baskervilles are set before those of 'The Final Problem' but in 1903 new Sherlock Holmes stories began to appear that revealed that the detective had not died after all. He was finally retired in 1927. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle died on 7 July 1930.

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