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Dangerous Work: Diary of an Arctic Adventure

Price: 18.75 GBP

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Author: Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan ; edited by Jon Lellenberg and Daniel Stashower

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition New

Edition First Thus

Size 4to - over 9" - 12" tall

Publisher British Library 2012

ISBN Number 0712358641 / 9780712358644

Inventory No. 058150

New hardback, with dust jacket. Both in excellent fine condition. RRP 25.00. In February 1880, when Arthur Conan Doyle was only twenty years old, he embarked upon 'the first real outstanding adventure in my life,' seven months as a ship's surgeon on an Arctic whaler. The voyage took the young Conan Doyle into unknown regions and plunged him into dangerous and bloody work on the ice floes of the Arctic seas. His unforgettable adventure was echoed in a number of his early landmarks as a writer. It provides a vivid account of the coming of age of the young man who would go on to create Sherlock Holmes, and of a life at sea that no longer exists. This book will feature a facsimile of this remarkable diary, with a transcript, as well as several non-fiction and fiction pieces based on the experience, including the Sherlock Holmes story 'The Adventure of the Black Peter.' It will also include photographs of the ship, its captain, and young Conan Doyle on deck. The publication of this unknown diary will be welcomed by all fans of Arthur Conan Doyle. 368pp. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and it protects the jacket against wear. A HEAVY book - overseas postage will be higher than our standard rate and will be charged at cost; NO extra charges for delivery within the UK mainland; small charge may apply to islands, N. Ireland and Scottish highlands.

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