Arthur Conan Doyle
'If I were assured of your eventual destruction I would, in the interests of the public, cheerfully accept my own.'
In The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, the consulting detective's notoriety as the arch-despoiler of the schemes concocted by the criminal underworld at last gets the better of him.
Though Holmes and his faithful sidekick Dr Watson solve what will become some of their most bizarre and extraordinary cases - the disappearance
10) The lost world
Although Arthur Conan Doyle is now best remembered as the creator of the timeless Sherlock Holmes series of detective stories, he was also something of a social activist in his day who used his acclaim to shed light on injustices. In The Crime of the Congo, Conan Doyle builds a devastating case against the Congo Free State, a kind of sociopolitical experiment undertaken by Belgium's King Leopold II, under whose rule indigenous Africans were...
Some readers may be surprised to find out that the author responsible for creating one of the most rational, methodical characters in literary history — master detective Sherlock Holmes — was himself a dabbler in the poetic arts. Songs of the Road collects several dozen of Arthur Conan Doyle's best-known poems.
Many fans of Arthur Conan Doyle are best acquainted with the author's vast body of detective stories featuring detective Sherlock Holmes. But Doyle also wrote a number of horror and crime-related tales in which the illustrious Holmes doesn't make an appearance. This chilling tale, set in an Australian prison, gives readers a glimpse into the cold heart of a hardened criminal.
If you are under the impression that Arthur Conan Doyle's sole literary output consisted of short stories featuring Sherlock Holmes, The Refugees will change your opinion. This sprawling historical epic veers from France to North America and back again, chronicling the parallel struggles of the persecuted Huguenots and the oppressed indigenous tribes of Canada.
Craving a classic mystery tale? You can't go wrong with Arthur Conan Doyle, a towering figure in the origination of the detective fiction genre. This short story features master detective Sherlock Holmes attempting to pinpoint the origins of a mysterious and gory parcel.
18) El Mundo Perdido
El magnífico escritor británico Arthur Conan Doyle relata una expedición a una meseta sudamericana en donde aún sobreviven animales prehistóricos.
Publicada por primera vez en 1912, esta novela de ficción está ambientada en tiempos remotos, atrapando al lector con una pluma exquisita en páginas dedicadas a un ataque de dinosaurios, o a una batalla entre hombres prehistóricos y homínidos primitivos.
En El mundo perdido la reconocida...