Sherlock Holmes: The Four Novels Collection

Sherlock Holmes: The Four Novels Collection

by Arthur Conan Doyle, Bert Coules

Audio CD(Unabridged)

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Overview

Clive Merrison and Michael Williams star in four BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatizations of Sherlock Holmes novels by Arthur Conan Doyle: A Study In Scarlet, The Sign of the Four, The Hound of the Baskervilles, and The Valley of Fear. Adapted by Bert Coules. Unabridged.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781785296321
Publisher: B B C Worldwide Americas
Publication date: 04/01/2017
Edition description: Unabridged
Pages: 1
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 5.50(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Arthur Conan Doyle was born on 22 May 1859 in Edinburgh into a prosperous Irish family. He trained as a doctor, gaining his degree from Edinburgh University in 1881. He worked as a surgeon on a whaling boat and also as a medical officer on a steamer travelling between Liverpool and West Africa. He then settled in Portsmouth on the English southcoast and divided his time between medicine and writing.

Sherlock Holmes made his first appearance in 'A Study of Scarlet', published in 'Beeton's Christmas Annual' in 1887. Its success encouraged Conan Doyle to write more stories involving Holmes but, in 1893, Conan Doyle killed off Holmes, hoping to concentrate on more serious writing. A public outcry later made him resurrect Holmes. In addition, Conan Doyle wrote a number of other novels, including 'The Lost World' and various non-fictional works. These included a pamphlet justifying Britain's involvement in the Boer War, for which he was knighted and histories of the Boer War and World War One, in which his son, brother and two of his nephews were killed. Conan Doyle also twice ran unsuccessfully for parliament. In later life he became very interested in spiritualism. Conan Doyle died of a heart attack on 7 July 1930.

Date of Birth:

May 22, 1859

Date of Death:

July 7, 1930

Place of Birth:

Edinburgh, Scotland

Place of Death:

Crowborough, Sussex, England

Education:

Edinburgh University, B.M., 1881; M.D., 1885

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