On Conan Doyle (Paperback)

Or, the Whole Art of Storytelling (Writers on Writers #6)

By Michael Dirda

Princeton University Press, 9780691164120, 224pp.

Publication Date: November 9, 2014

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (10/30/2011)

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From Pulitzer Prize-winning critic Michael Dirda, a delightful introduction to the creator of Sherlock Holmes

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.

-- "Barnes and Noble Review.