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Arthur Conan Doyle
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Danger!and other stories. By arthur conan doyle.

Danger!and other stories. Author of"The white company," "Sir nigel""rodney stone," etc. Londonjohn murray, albemarle street, . 918. The Title story of this volume was written about eighteen months beforethe outbreak of the war, and was intended to direct public attention tothe great danger which threatened this country. It is a matter ofhistory how fully this warning has been justified and how, even down tothe smallest details, the prediction has been fulfilled.

Danger! And Other Stories (1918) is a collection of short stories published by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The collection's title story, "Danger! Being the Log of Captain John Sirius", was written 18 months before the outbreak of World War I and first published in the Strand Magazine in July 1914. It depicts an imaginary country in Europe fighting - and defeating - Britain, and is intended to direct public attention to the great danger (submarines) which threatened the country.

Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle, DL (1859-1930) was a Scottish author. He is most noted for his stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes, which are generally considered a major innovation in the f. .eld of crime fiction, and for the adventures of Professor Challenger. He was a prolific writer whose other works include science fiction stories, historical novels, plays and romances, poetry, and non-fiction

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Danger! And Other Stories book. Very much a period piece. interesting how Conan Doyle incorporated the Great War into his rather romantic short stories. not a patch on the Sherlock Holmes canon by any means. The book has no illustrations or index  .

And Other Stories This classic volume contains Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s 1918 collection of short stories, Danger! And Other Stories.

The titular story describes a fictional European country that fights and defeats Britain, originally intended to highlight the new dangers of submarines. This volume will appeal to those with an interest in World War I, and is not to be missed by fans and collectors of Doyle’s work. This classic volume contains Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s 1918 collection of short stories, Danger! And Other Stories. The titular story describes a fictional European country that fights and defeats Britain, originally intended to highlight the new dangers of submarines.

Danger! and Other Stories Текст. Автор:Артур Конан Дойл. Hot with anger, I flung down my book and withdrew the bolt just as my visitor had raised his stick to renew his rough application for admittance

Danger! and Other Stories Текст. Hot with anger, I flung down my book and withdrew the bolt just as my visitor had raised his stick to renew his rough application for admittance. He was a tall, powerful man, tawny-bearded and deep-chested, clad in a loose-fitting suit of tweed, cut for comfort rather than elegance. As he stood in the shimmering sunlight, I took in every feature of his face.

This collection of short stories is brimming with action and adventure. The subjects range from war to politics and sports to science-fiction. Doyle saw his work as commenting directly on current events with the intent to influence them, and this work is no exception.
  • This is a collection of 10 short works by Arthur Conan Doyle, published in 1918. Individual pieces had been published earlier in various periodicals. Seven of these works were new to me; three I had already read in earlier Conan Doyle collections. The three repeats were “One Crowded Hour,” “The Horror of the Heights” and “How It Happened.” All of these are reasonably decent short stories, and all are set in the first decade of the 20th century. The first of these was somewhat misplaced in an earlier collection of pirate-related stories, where it was titled, “A Pirate of the Land.” It involves a highwayman driving a Rolls-Royce who waylays other motorists on the uncrowded highways of Sussex. The second of these was in “Tales of Terror and Mystery.” It speculates about an “atmospheric jungle” that can be reached by airplane somewhere above an elevation of 30,000 feet, The jungle is inhabited by mysterious and dangerous lighter-than-air flora and fauna. The third was, I believe, in “Tales of Twilight and the Unseen.” It involves a car accident and the meeting of old friends. The plot is suggestive of the old television series, Rod Sterling’s “Twilight Zone.” The remaining seven works were all new to me.

    The first, and the one from which the collection takes its title, is “Danger! Being the Log of Captain John Sirius.” This is an interesting work written not long before the start of WWI. Presented as the operations log of an enemy submarine captain, the story describes the ability of a few submarines to harry British shipping and starve the island nation which imported much of its food. Conan Doyle used this story to strongly advocate building transport tunnels under the English Channel. “A Point of View” describes the education of an American journalist into the manners and thoughts of proud and highly professional British household servants. “The Fall of Lord Barrymore” is set in the early 19th century. Lord Barrymore is a boor and the rival and enemy of Sir Charles Tregellis, with each contending to be the social leader of fashionable London. Sir Charles Tregellis is a principal character in Conan Doyle’s excellent novel “Rodney Stone.” The reader’s appreciation of the Lord Barrymore story will be greatly enhanced if he or she is already familiar with Sir Charles from the longer work. “Borrowed Scenes” is a parody or a spoof of 19th century travel writer George Borrow. Before reading this story, I had never heard of George Borrow; so, I had to do a little research. The story describes the misadventures of a somewhat uncomprehending Englishman attempting to follow the guidance of Borrow as he understands it. I personally found this story hilarious and enjoyed it very much. However, I think that most readers will either love it or hate it, with very little in between. “The Surgeon of Gaster Fell” is a good suspense story divided into several chapters. A student, seeking privacy, moves into a cabin that he has built in a lonely part of the Yorkshire moors; however, he does not find the peaceful isolation and quiet that he was expecting. This is a well written story with good tension, mystery and suspense. “The Prisoner’s Defense” is a courtroom narrative in which an accused murderer provides justification for committing the act of which he is accused. This is another well-written suspense story. “Three of Them” really is not a story; it is more of a family portrait in words. It is well written, but it is little more than descriptions of selected events in the daily lives of an early 20th century English family – Daddy, Mother, and their three little ones, two boys of eight and seven years age, and a girl of five. It’s a reasonably well done “home movie” presented as words on pages, rather than images on film. There is not a story or plot, per se.

    I assigned a 3-star rating to this collection. It’s OK – but no more than that. It’s worth reading once. But, if you cannot fit it into your reading program, you haven’t missed a lot. However, depending on your sense of humor, you might find “Borrowed Scenes” very enjoyable, as did I. In the free Kindle edition, original page numbers from the optically scanned version were not all deleted and frequently appear in the middle of the text. However, this was a minor nuisance and the price was right.

  • Doyle writes excellent short stories. "Danger" is fascinating since it predicted submarines use against commercial shipping and the resulting effects.

  • For those who are interested in WWI, Arthur Conan Doyle accurately foresaw the danger of submarine warfare when you're an island nation dependent on imports. The story reads almost like a blueprint for the way that the Germans conducted themselves.

    NOTE: This review is for the title story (Danger!) only and does not include the rest of the book.

  • Wide variety of short stories, all with Doyle's interesting style and spin. Recommended for fun reading. Each story is relatively short and easy read.

  • If there’s a better all-around storyteller in the English language than Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, I’m not sure who it would be. I know, these days it’s probably more fashionable to drop some modernist’s name into the debate, but I’ll take Conan Doyle’s good old-fashioned fireside storytelling any day. When you step away from his Sherlock Holmes works and dive into one of his other short story collections, you never know what you’re going to get. It could be mystery, medicine, horror, science fiction, espionage, literary parody, or even a children’s story. Danger! and Other Stories, originally published in 1918, delivers all of the above. Overall, this grab-bag may not be Conan Doyle’s best work, but it’s always a joy to wander through this master’s workshop and just marvel at his versatility.

    Almost all of these ten stories had been published in The Strand magazine prior to being collected in this volume. The title selection, “Danger! Being the Log of Captain John Sirius” is a 1914 story that presages the outbreak of World War I. England declares war on the small European nation of Norland. The minor power retaliates by terrorizing the British Empire with its tiny navy. Conan Doyle wrote the story to warn Britain of a weak spot in her defenses. His choice to tell the story from the point of view of the Norland naval commander is a stroke of genius that injects a dash of humor into this wartime adventure. Another World War I-related tale is “The Prisoner’s Defence.” A British soldier is charged with the murder of his lover. When brought to trial, he recounts to the courtroom how he met and fell in love with the victim, a French woman with a vehement hatred of the Germans. What starts as a courtroom drama turns into a first-class thriller.

    “The Horror of the Heights” is a top-notch sci-fi classic that also appears in the collection Tales of Terror and Mystery. “One Crowded Hour” is a fun tale of highway robbery in the early days of the automobile. “The Surgeon of Gaster Fell” offers a mystery with lots of spooky imagery of the remote moors, reminiscent of The Hound of the Baskervilles. Conan Doyle indulges his fascination with the paranormal with “How It Happened,” a macabre tale related by a “writing medium.” The most unusual piece in the book is “The Three of Them,” which transcribes a series of dialogues between a father and his three young children. The topics of conversation range from animals to cricket to God. The subject matter has the potential to be cutesy and annoying, but the way Conan Doyle handles it is quite clever and charming.

    Alas, they can’t all be winners. “A Point of View” is a strange little piece of social commentary which discusses the differences in the servant classes of England and America. “The Fall of Lord Barrymore” is a slapstick comedy about a bully nobleman getting his comeuppance. At the bottom of the heap is “Borrowed Scenes,” about a young man who decides to live life in the style of his idol, English novelist and travel writer George Borrow. This consists of asking a lot of bizarre questions and generally acting like an ass. Having never even heard of Borrow before, the humor was lost on me.

    Though Conan Doyle doesn’t hit it out of the park with every story, any collection of his short fiction is likely to please more than disappoint, and Danger! is no exception. Its diversity is its biggest strength. Approach this collection ready for anything, and follow the master wherever he leads.