Press:The British Library Publishing Division University Of Chicago Press; 1st limited (150 copies) ed edition (October 1, 2012)
Author Name:Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan
Edition:1st limited (150 copies) ed Edition
In 1880 a young medical student named Arthur Conan Doyle embarked upon the “first real outstanding adventure” of his life, taking a berth as ship’s surgeon on an Arctic whaler, the Hope.
The voyage took him to unknown regions, showered him with dramatic and unexpected experiences, and plunged him into dangerous work on the ice floes of the Arctic seas.
He tested himself, overcame the hardships, and, as he wrote later, “came of age at 80 degrees north latitude.”Conan Doyle’s time in the Arctic provided powerful fuel for his growing ambitions as a writer.
With a ghost story set in the Arctic wastes that he wrote shortly after his return, he established himself as a promising young writer.
A subsequent magazine article laying out possible routes to the North Pole won him the respect of Arctic explorers.
And he would call upon his shipboard experiences many times in the adventures of Sherlock Holmes, who was introduced in 1887’s A Study in Scarlet.
About the Author
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 –1930) was a British physician and writer most noted for his stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes.
He was a prolific writer whose other works include science fiction stories, historical novels, plays, romances, poetry, and nonfiction.
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