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Peter Haining
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Trans-Atlantic Pubns; 1st edition (April 1, 1988)
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Sir arthur conan doyle. 9, Introduction (The Supernatural Tales of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle), (1987), essay by Peter Haining. 12, The Mystery of Sasassa Valley. 22, The Captain of the "Pole-Star". 42, The Ghosts of Goresthorpe Grange. 57, The Silver Hatchet. 71, The Great Keinplatz Experiment.

Hi Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born the third of ten siblings on 22 May 1859 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Conan Doyle's house, Undershaw, located in Hindhead, south of London, where he had lived for a decade, had been a hotel and restaurant between 1924 and 2004. His father, Charles Altamont Doyle, was born in England of Irish descent, and his mother, born Mary Foley, was Irish. They were married in 1855. Although he is now referred to as "Conan Doyle", the origin of this compound surname (if that is how he meant it to be understood) is uncertain. It now stands empty while conservationists and Conan Doyle fans fight to preserve it.

Doyle Arthur Conan Читать онлайн Tales of Terror & Mystery. If I return, I'll find myself a bit of a celebrity. If I don't this note-book may explain what I am trying to do, and how I lost my life in doing it.

Tales of Terror & Mystery by Arthur Conan Doyle Tales of Terror The Horror of the Heights The idea that the extraordinary narrative which has been called the Joyce-Armstrong Fragment is an elaborate practical joke evolved by some unknown person, cursed by a perverted and sinister sense of humour, has now been abandoned by all who have examined the matter. The most macabre and imaginative of plotters would. Читать онлайн Tales of Terror & Mystery. Tales of Terror & Mystery.

Most readers know Sir Arthur Conan Doyle as the creator of Sherlock Holmes, the rational detective who epitomized deductive logic. Who could have guessed that Doyle also wrote some of the most wildly imaginative tales of horror and supernatural published. The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Short Stories. by Arthur Conan Doyle · Leslie S. Klinger. The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes, Volume III: The Novels. The Complete Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was a Scottish author who found fame writing about the detective Sherlock Holmes.

The Man from Archangel and Other Tales of Adventure is a volume collecting 15 short stories written by Arthur Conan Doyle and published in 1925. The collection is divided in two parts : Tales of Adventure with miscellaneous stories, and Tales of Medical Life with stories about medecine and doctors. Actions & Adventure. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was a Scottish author who found fame writing about the detective Sherlock Holmes.

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Traditionally, the canon of Sherlock Holmes consists of the 56 short stories and four novels written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. In this context, the term "canon" is an attempt to distinguish between Doyle's original works and subsequent works by other authors using the same characters.

A collection of works dealing with the supernatural by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. How often have I said to you that when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth. Sherlock Holmes When Holmes wearied of mundane Victorian reality, he reached for the cocaine; his creator Doyle reached beyond reality, to the occult mystery world as real to him as a hansom cab-so real that it. became part of his fiction.

The Best Supernatural Tales of Arthur Conan Doyle (New York: Dover . The SFE gallery of book covers now has more than 10,000 images: this one seemed appropriate for the 10,000th.

The Best Supernatural Tales of Arthur Conan Doyle (New York: Dover Publications, 1979). The Best Science Fiction of Arthur Conan Doyle (Carbonsdale, Illinois: Southern Illinois University Press, 1981) The Supernatural Tales of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (London: W Foulsham, 1987) The SFE gallery of book covers now has more than 10,000 images: this one seemed appropriate for the 10,000th.

Here are stories of ghosts and demons, vampires, werewolves, and ghouls-and even reanimated mummies! Spine-chilling tales of the supernatural to make your scalp tingle and your pulse race. Each tale is introduced with an intriguing account of its origin and sometimes the unbelievably strange but true facts upon which it is based.
  • I'm a huge fan of the late, knighted ,ex MD., Scotsman, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. I read his complete collection of Sherlock Holmes stories( a 5 star masterpiece collection...see my review) and INM0 in the top 30 book collections ever wrote! He became such a best selling author he gave up his MD. practice.

    The Supernatural Tales of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle easily shows how gifted a writer he was and his diversity of writing.Doyle says he was heavily influenced by his hero Edgar Allan Poe. The 272 page book is a page burner I read in 1 1/2 days. The reader wants to read, getting involved with 18 stories of the odd, supernatural, horror, ghosts, ghouls, terrorizing mummies, mental life sucking parasites (vampire) and more. Don't expect a blood sucking vampire like Dracula. Also some interesting B/W old illustrations.

    Doyle wrote more supernatural stories because he became fascinated with life after death and the possibilities of what humankind's mind could do. Peter Hainings in this book does a great job of editing and giving us 18 assorted SACD great stories that are entertaining, exciting, thought provoking and are a pleasure to read.

    I've also bought another Sir Arthur Conan Doyle book that has the Lost World, and some more stories I will review. Unfortunately for us readers Doyle did little writing the last ten years of his life but became deeply interested in the supernatural side of life after death. He wrote some "factual" accounts of spiritualism the ten years proceeding his death.

    The Supernatural Tales of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle INMO was not as good as his masterpiece 5 star complete collection of Sherlock Holmes stories but were still very good. 4 1/2 stars and proudly added to our family library.

  • I love creepy stories. There is something nice about that feeling, the slow tickle at the back of your neck you get when reading well-written horror. Someone, or something, might just be reading over your shoulder. Spooooky.
    Horror, like any fiction, is only as good as it's writer. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is just about as good a writer as you are going to find, and "The Supernatural Tales of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle" is one of the best horror books I have read. There is an acknowledged Poe influence in this collection of 16 ghost and mystery stories, but the stories are definitely Doyle. Several of the stories focus on the then-current vogue of Egyptology, including "Lot No. 249" featuring the first "walking Mummy" story. Other gems include "The Leather Funnel," "The Ring of Thoth" and Doyle's first published story, "The Mystery of Sassa Valley."
    This slim volume is a treasure-trove of wierd fiction.

  • very good

  • It was great to see another side to Conan-Doyle.

  • I must admit these series of stories took me by surprise. Surprise because my impression of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle has been of a detective author. This appears to be written earlier in his career when he was experimenting with supernatural being. Initially I was somewhat disappointed as I it didn't meet my expectations; but nonetheless it is an interesting read.

  • Doyle’s short stories are all wonderfully written and different from one another. Doyle often provides a possible rational explanation to the seemingly supernatural events. The plot outlines here might seem to contain spoilers but many of the stories “give away” an important plot point right away, and the introductions to each story also hint at what you are about to read about. Those introductions add to the enjoyment of the stories.

    The Mystery of Sasassa Valley – Plot: two men roughing it trying to make a living in South Africa’s Cape Colony investigate a story about a one-eyed demon haunting a local mountain pass. **** Review: interesting setting featuring likeable characters and a different twist.

    The Captain of the ‘Polestar’ – Plot: during a whale hunting expedition in the Arctic Sea, a ship’s doctor recounts the strange behavior of the ship’s captain and his belief that the ice floes are haunted. **** - Review: evokes the fear of the ship’s crew (mostly about being trapped in the ice for the winter) well, and has a satisfying conclusion.

    The Ghosts of Gorestthorpe Grange – Plot: a man who buys a feudal mansion enlists the help of someone to obtain a ghost for his new home. **** Review: light-hearted story centered on ghosts, but not horror.

    The Silver Hatchet – Plot: the murder of a Hungarian professor is the first of a series of attacks following the professor’s acquisition of a trove of medieval weapons for a local museum. *** Review: slightly different take on the “haunted object” plot that follows a path the reader can see ahead of time.

    The Great Keinplatz Experiment – Plot: a professor trying to prove that under hypnosis a person’s spirit leaves the body and can see things in other places succeeds in a different way when he and his subject awake in each other’s body. *** - Review: maybe the earliest of the “Freaky Friday” plots, it’s a fun story but has too many plot-holes to succeed (neither man realizes the switch for too long a time, for instance.)

    John Barrington Cowles – Plot – A medical student at Edinburgh University tells the story of the death of his great friend John Cowles. The friend becomes engaged to an enchanting young woman whose two previous fiancés both suffered strange fates after they broke off the engagement. A similar fate awaits Cowles. **** Review: interesting story that doesn’t spell out plot details but gives enough hints as to what’s going on to intrigue the reader.

    The Ring of Thoth – Plot: a man researching hieroglyphics at the Louvre falls asleep inside the Egyptian collections room following a tiresome journey from England. When he awakes he witnesses a museum attendant unwrapping one of the mummies and after confronting him about it he is told an amazing tale of ancient Egypt. **** Review: different from other “mummy” stories, it’s both interesting and sort of sad.

    A Pastoral Horror – Plot: An Englishman visiting a small hamlet in the Tyrolean Alps becomes enmeshed in a series of horrible killings that no one in the small town can believe are being done by someone they all know. **** - Review: paints a vivid picture of the isolated village and although it becomes obvious quickly who is killing people, it’s still a fun read.

    De Profundis – Plot: a newly married woman and her husband’s friend board a ship for Ceylon following the husband and encounter a strange sight en route. **** Review: short and sweet, with a mini-lesson about the coffee trade in Ceylon.

    Lot No. 249 – Plot: A student at Oxford begins to suspect his downstairs neighbor, who is obsessed with Egyptian lore, is harboring a terrible secret that bodes ill for anyone the neighbor has a grudge against. ***** Review: well constructed tale that is interesting in itself for a peek into college life at that time.

    The Parasite – Plot: A University professor who is an adamant opponent of charlatans claiming to control others’ minds under mesmerism challenges a woman who claims such powers. During the experiment he begins to change his opinion, but then regrets his involvement with the woman who seems to be able to make him do things he finds abhorrent. *** - Review: a little too long in getting to the conclusion, but still well-written and holds your interest; constructed as diary entries by the professor.

    The Story of the Brown Hand – Plot: A London doctor visits his uncle, a noted surgeon who spent his years in India and has returned to England where he experiences a supernatural phenomenon. ***** - Review: Satisfying story outlining the events of the doctor’s visit and his attempts to solve the haunting.

    Playing With Fire – Plot: A group of people meet regularly to hold séances, mostly for entertainment. One night one of the regulars brings a guest who calls forth something none of the others expected. **** Review: Short and sweet and well thought out.

    The Leather Funnel – Plot: A man visiting the home of a friend who collects rare and unusual objects spends the night in a room filled with strange items. His sleep is disturbed with vivid dreams concerning one of the old objects, a funnel of unknown origin. *** Review – different twist on a nightmare that’s an okay read.

    The Silver Mirror – Plot: While working overtime on ledgers filled with columns of numbers, a man begins to see visions in a mirror next to his desk. Thinking he is over tired, he takes a break, but when tackling his task again the mirror again shows him a tableau which seems to point to an event in the former owner’s life. *** - Review - An okay story but not really meant to be scary, which it isn’t.

    Through the Veil – Plot: a “salt-of-the-earth” man and wife both have similar impressions of a battle at an old Roman fort. **** - Review: a short short story about the possibility of re-incarnation is well done and interesting. Only gripe is it could have been a little longer.
    How It Happened – Plot: returning late at night from a trip to London a man decides to take the wheel of his new automobile from his chauffeur. Cresting a particular nasty hill near his home, the man’s unfamiliarity with the gears on his new machine lead to a mishap. *** Review: maybe a surprising twist in 1913 when it was written, it’s sort of expected now; still well told, though.

    The Bully of Brocas Court – Plot: on their way to a boxing match a man and the boxer he has hired are accosted by a pair of unsavory characters who challenge the boxer to a fight. *** - Review: OK story with no surprises but evokes the situation well.

  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote far more than just the Sherlock Holmes series - he wrote a tremendous collection of short stories and novels, with subjects ranging from the occult to science fiction. Some of these stories are better than most of the Holmes stories, and that's saying a lot!
    I cannot recommend enough stories such as "The ring of Thoth", with it's amazing mystery of the ages. Doyle's writing does not diminish with time, and can be read by those who simply are looking for something different.