By Arthur Conan Doyle,Christopher Roden,Barbara Roden,Christopher Roden ; Barbara Roden ;,Michael Dirda
This shadow has had the influence of obscuring a lot of his different paintings; paintings that, had it come from one other hand, could most likely be greater identified and extra largely praised this day. whereas Conan Doyle is rightly stated as an outstanding author of detective tales, he used to be additionally an finished teller of stories that includes the unusual, the supernatural, and the awful. It used to be a space within which, as a author, he confirmed an early curiosity: the 1st tale he's identified to have despatched for ebook, 'The Haunted Grange of Goresthorpe', was once written while the writer was once in basic terms eighteen. THE CAPTAIN OF THE 'POLE-STAR', the main whole quantity of ACD's bizarre fiction ever released, showcases this point of Conan Doyle's writing via thirty-seven tales of the mysterious and the macabre. one of the stories gathered listed here are tales of ghosts and mummies, psychic vampires and mental terror, and horrors of the earth and sky—all advised within the inimitable type of one of many world's maximum storytellers.
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THE CAPTAIN OF THE 'POLE-STAR': Weird and Imaginative Fiction by Arthur Conan Doyle,Christopher Roden,Barbara Roden,Christopher Roden ; Barbara Roden ;,Michael Dirda