On Conan Doyle

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On Conan Doyle

Or, the Whole Art of Storytelling

By Michael Dirda

Princeton University Press, Hardcover, 9780691151359, 210pp.

Publication Date: October 30, 2011

Description

A passionate lifelong fan of the Sherlock Holmes adventures, Pulitzer Prize-winning critic Michael Dirda is a member of The Baker Street Irregulars--the most famous and romantic of all Sherlockian groups. Combining memoir and appreciation, "On Conan Doyle" is a highly engaging personal introduction to Holmes's creator, as well as a rare insider's account of the curiously delightful activities and playful scholarship of The Baker Street Irregulars.

"On Conan Doyle" is a much-needed celebration of Arthur Conan Doyle's genius for every kind of storytelling.