Conan Doyle's Wide World: Sherlock Holmes and Beyond (Hardcover)
This book reveals the captivating travels and adventures of Arthur Conan Doyle--the creator of Sherlock Holmes.
Arthur Conan Doyle was not simply the creator of the world's greatest detective; he was also an intrepid traveler and extraordinary travel writer. His descriptions of his journeys and adventures--which took him to the Arctic and the Alps, throughout Africa, Australia and North America, and across every ocean in between--are full of insight, humor and exceptional evocations of place. Until now, these captivating travelogues have never been gathered together. In this ground-breaking book, Andrew Lycett, Conan Doyle's celebrated biographer, collects and annotates the best of his writings from around the world, which illuminate not just the places he visited, but the man himself.
About the Author
ANDREW LYCETT is an English biographer and journalist. He is the author of Rudyard Kipling, Dylan Thomas: A New Life and Conan Doyle: The Man Who Created Sherlock Holmes. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2009. He lives in London.
"a compelling narrative of a man whose journeys infused his prose with excitement and adventure … Conan Doyle's Wide World reveals the crime writer's insatiable curiosity and insight into the human condition and the people, places, and things that so clearly influenced his work, providing a fascinating glimpse of Conan Doyle's work beyond Holmes. And right now when most of us are homebound, this volume is a tantalizing reminder of the great places awaiting exploration." - Fine Books Magazine
"Any admirer of Conan Doyle will want to add this pleasing book to their library." - The Washington Post
"Lycett crafts a window into the past of one of the most renowned writers the world over … It would have been simple enough to put together a collection of travel entries, but offering additional information and context Lycetts opens up an entire world for Doyle fans." - Paperback Paris