Dangerous Work: Diary of an Arctic Adventure
Price: 18.75 GBP
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 9¾" - 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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