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ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE RELATED MATERIALS

Facsimiles
 The Horror of the Heights: A Facsimile of the Author's Holograph Manuscript 
The Great Shadow—Arthur Conan Doyle, Brigadier Gerard, and Napoleon
The Stark Munro Letters

 

FACSIMILE EDITIONS OF CONAN DOYLE MANUSCRIPTS
If you have ever longed to own a Sherlock Holmes manuscript, now is the time to fulfil your ambition! Calabash Press is pleased to offer facsimiles of two Sherlockian manuscripts, 'The Dying Detective' and 'The Lion's Mane', at prices much reduced from those offered at the time of original publication. In addition, we also have a very limited number of the facsimile of a non-Sherlockian story, 'A Regimental Scandal', also at a reduced price.

The facsimile of 'The Dying Detective' manuscript was produced jointly by Westminster Libraries and The Arthur Conan Doyle Society in 1991. 'The Lion's Mane' was a joint production between Westminster Libraries and The Sherlock Holmes Society of London the following year.

The manuscripts illustrate the clarity of Conan Doyle's thought as he was writing: it is amazing to see just how few alterations he made (though 'The Lion's Mane' is perhaps the most altered of all). 'The Lion's Mane' also provides a hint as to how ACD originally intended that story to resolve itself. You can now study those changes for yourself.

Both volumes are casebound. 'The Dying Detective' is a large format (340 x 210 mm) production, whilst 'The Lion's Mane' was produced in a much smaller format (205 x 165 mm)

 

THE LION'S MANE

Cdn$26.00 / US$19.50 / £12.00 (Postage Code A)
(Hardback)

This volume reprodues the entire manuscript of the story and has an Introduction by Colin Dexter, and an Afterword by Richard Lancelyn Green.

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

THE HORROR OF THE HEIGHTS
by Arthur Conan Doyle
A Facsimile of the Author's Holograph Manuscript with Commentary
General Editor: John Bergquist
Edited, with an Introduction, by Phillip Bergem
Preface by Michael Dirda
ISBN: 1-55310-071-9; 82pp with colour illustrations (Hardback with illustrated boards)
PRICE: Cdn$58.00 / US$45.00 / £27.50 (Postage Code A)

Here is an opportunity to own one of Conan Doyle's fine manuscripts in facsimile form with this special edition, produced for 'A River Runs By It', the June 2004 Conan Doyle Conference in Minneapolis.

The volume offers a transcription and annotation of the manuscript on pages facing the originals; the text of the story as it first appeared in The Strand Magazine; 'Rationalism and Imagination in Conan Doyle's "The Horror of the Heights"', an essay by Thomas R. Tietze; a full description of the manuscript; a note on the University of Minnesota's Sherlock Holmes Collections; a Preface by Michael Dirda; an Introduction by editor Phillip Bergem; and a General Editor's Preface by John Bergquist. In addition, all of the illustrations which accompanied the story's publication in both The Strand Magazine and Everybody's Magazine are reproduced, in colour where applicable. LIMITED NUMBERS AVAILABLE.

 

CLIFFORD S. GOLDFARB'S HIGHLY ACCLAIMED STUDY OF CONAN DOYLE'S NAPOLEONIC WRITINGS

THE GREAT SHADOW
ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE, BRIGADIER GERARD, AND NAPOLEON

ISBN: 1-899562-30-3 (Paperback); 233pp
Cdn$16.00 / US$12.00 / £8.50 (Postage Code B)
SPECIAL OFFER PRICE

Throughout the nineteenth century, the great shadow of Napoleon hovered over Europe, and the character of Napoleon was to influence many writers of the time—none more so than Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of Sherlock Holmes.

Conan Doyle read widely on the Napoleonic era, eventually producing his own contributions to the steadily growing body of literature on 'The Great Shadow'. In particular, he developed the character of Brigadier Gerard to run through a series of stories in The Strand Magazine after Sherlock Holmes had been 'killed off' in 1893.

In this study, Clifford S. Goldfarb discusses all of Conan Doyle's Napoleonic fiction: The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard, Adventures of Gerard, two short stories, 'The Marriage of the Brigadier' and 'A Straggler of ’15' (later adapted for the play Waterloo, so loved by Sir Henry Irving); and the novels Rodney Stone, Uncle Bernac, and The Great Shadow.

Brigadier Gerard has languished in the shadow of Conan Doyle's detective Sherlock Holmes for far too long. This study will help him leave that shadow, and establish himself as a character as much worthy of study as Sherlock Holmes himself.

 

THE STARK MUNRO LETTERS
by Arthur Conan Doyle

THE GASLIGHT CENTENNIAL EDITION
With an Afterword by C. Frederick Kittle, M.D.

The Stark Munro Letters, Conan Doyle's 1895 novel, which is widely regarded as being semi-autobiographical, was issued as part of Gaslight's Centennial Series in 1982. This is a highly important novel, for Conan Doyle himself confirmed that the relationship Stark Munro had with Dr Cullingworth in the novel was based on his own relationship with Dr George Turnavine Budd. The Stark Munro Letters is offered at a special clearance price. Hardback.

Cdn$10.00 / US$7.50 / £5.00 (Postage Code B)

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