Teller of Tales: The Life of Arthur Conan Doyle

Teller of Tales: The Life of Arthur Conan Doyle

Teller of Tales The Life of Arthur Conan Doyle Winner of the 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 bio

  • Title: Teller of Tales: The Life of Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Author: Daniel Stashower
  • ISBN: 9780805066845
  • Page: 413
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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.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 leg 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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    I found this a fascinating book of a fascinating man. I was amazed at the number and variety of things Doyle had a hand in- studied and practiced medicine, went on a whaling expedition, helped popularize skiing, championed justice for those the law falsely condemned, ran for politics (even sharing the floor with Winston Churchill at one meeting), was a war correspondent, tried to get enlisted in every war in his lifetime including WWI when he was 50 years old, started his own militia, was a play [...]

    This was exactly what I was looking for, a comprehensive biography of Arthur Conan Doyle that put his writings in a larger personal context. Stashower's style is accessible and straightforward (though better documentation would've been preferable), and I appreciated the numerous quotes that allowed the individuals to speak for themselves. Stashower makes no apologies for Doyle, but he tries to remain balanced, even sympathetic, even in the most trying of circumstances (Doyle's crusade for Spirit [...]

    This waw recommended as part of the bibliography/appendix of "The Sherlockians." I found many things here which can explain how the man wrote and how he thought about logic and life. Recommended!

    Išsami, stora, (pa)skaitoma biografija apie žmogų, nelabai norėjusį istorijoje liktų tik Šerloko Holmso autoriumi, tad iki gyvenimo pabaigos mėginusį įsitverti ko nors reikšmingesnio. Principingą, net jei tai grėsdavo kone visuotine pajuoka.Kad į gyvenimo pabaigą susižavėjo spiritizmu - teko girdėti, bet nesitikėjau, jog iki tokio lygio. Graudi "fėjų" istorija, balansavimas ant saviapgaulės ribos. Kartais toks įspūdis, kad tiek jis, tiek visa aplinka tiesiog turėjo į va [...]

    I thought Stashower gave a balanced portrayal of ACD, drawing attention to both his admirable qualities and his faults. I knew very little about his life before I began reading it, and Stashower does an excellent job of building suspense, which made reading this often as engaging and entertaining as a novel. Ultimately I finished this book wanting to learn even more about ACD. I was particularly fascinated by ACD's written correspondences. Stashower frequently quotes from letters that ACD wrote, [...]

    Interesting insight into Sir Arthur's life. A little known fact is he sailed from Peterhead, which is a town 45 minutes away by car. And he also was at Peterhead prison also.

    I was looking for, a non-fiction biography of Arthur Conan Doyle, one that does not treat Sherlock Holmes as a real person. This book won the 1999 Edgar (Allan Poe) Award for Best Biographical Work and came highly recommended. It is not one of the books that indulges in the fantasy that Conan Doyle was just a literary agent who helped Dr. Watson get his stories published. I knew very little about Arthur Conan Doyle before reading this book so it was interesting to find out how many of the 19th c [...]

    This is a very interesting book about a fascinating and enigmatic man. Enigmatic because it is difficult to understand how a mind that could create Sherlock Holmes, the ultra-clinical, ultra-sceptical detective, could also believe in fairies, table-tapping, "voices from beyond," and pretty much any other mystical twaddle that came his way. This book, however, goes some way to reconciling these two polar opposites, explaining how Scottish good sense prevented Doyle from using Holmes as a mouthpie [...]

    I am not ashamed to say I was riveted to the reading of this biography about one of the best writers of the 19th century (and into the 20th). The writing style of Stashower is unmatched by any of the numerous biographies read (by myself) in the past. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who would have their interests (on the life of Conan Doyle) met and satisfied on many different levels. I think it is the author's way of taking what could have been a very straightforward and boringly to [...]

    I knew nothing of the life of Arthur Conan Doyle before reading this book. An amazing life. Conan Doyle's adventures kept me enthralled. Plus, the writing of Mr. Stashower was so natural, like I was sitting before a gifted story teller. Part of the time I listened to the audiobook. The narrator added another dimension. I had to read the last third, because the audiobook had to go back to the library. But even simply reading instead of hearing was a pleasure. Although the writing kept me going, t [...]

    I can't really claim to have "read" this entire book, but I did read about 2/3 of it and I skimmed the other 1/3. It's a good example of why I tend not to read biographies of authors I like, simply because so many of them turn out to be nuts/jerks/unlikeable/etc. Conan Doyle was definitely a remarkable man, and I love the Sherlock Holmes stories, but I'm not sure that I needed to see just how flat-out crazy/delusional he turned out to be. Still, it was an interesting "read."

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    A rather facile biography of Doyle. You learn things, but it seems to lack depth. Honestly, Mr. Stashower how do you know what Doyle's first didn't know?Not quite what Arthur & George put in mind for.

    A very shallow biography of Conan Doyle. Stylistically it was hard to stay with the flow of the narrative. Some good biographical information but I wouldn't recommend it. There must be a better biography out there somewhere.

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