Tales of Terror and Mystery

Tales of Terror and Mystery This volume presents some of Conan Doyle s unduly neglected masterworks Each begins in a quietly factual way making all the dramatic the crescendo of fear and puzzlement that ensues as each new circu

  • Title: Tales of Terror and Mystery
  • Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
  • ISBN: 2940012382870
  • Page: 106
  • Format: Nook
  • This volume presents some of Conan Doyle s unduly neglected masterworks Each begins in a quietly factual way, making all the dramatic the crescendo of fear and puzzlement that ensues as each new circumstance is revealed Even without his supremely logical brain child, Sherlock Holmes, Conan Doyle shows that his tales are unbeatable for thrills and excitement.ContentsThis volume presents some of Conan Doyle s unduly neglected masterworks Each begins in a quietly factual way, making all the dramatic the crescendo of fear and puzzlement that ensues as each new circumstance is revealed Even without his supremely logical brain child, Sherlock Holmes, Conan Doyle shows that his tales are unbeatable for thrills and excitement.Contents Tales of terror The horror of the heightsThe leather funnelThe new catacombThe case of Lady SannoxThe terror of Blue John GapThe Brazilian catTales of mystery The lost specialThe beetle hunterThe man with the watchesThe japanned boxThe black doctorThe Jew s breastplateThe nightmare room.

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      Arthur Conan Doyle

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    1. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born the third of ten siblings on 22 May 1859 in Edinburgh, Scotland His father, Charles Altamont Doyle, was born in England of Irish descent, and his mother, born Mary Foley, was Irish They were married in 1855.Although he is now referred to as Conan Doyle , the origin of this compound surname if that is how he meant it to be understood is uncertain His baptism record in the registry of St Mary s Cathedral in Edinburgh gives Arthur Ignatius Conan as his Christian name, and simply Doyle as his surname It also names Michael Conan as his godfather.At the age of nine Conan Doyle was sent to the Roman Catholic Jesuit preparatory school, Hodder Place, Stonyhurst He then went on to Stonyhurst College, leaving in 1875.From 1876 to 1881 he studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh This required that he provide periodic medical assistance in the towns of Aston now a district of Birmingham and Sheffield While studying, Conan Doyle began writing short stories His first published story appeared in Chambers s Edinburgh Journal before he was 20 Following his graduation, he was employed as a ship s doctor on the SS Mayumba during a voyage to the West African coast He completed his doctorate on the subject of tabes dorsalis in 1885.In 1885 Conan Doyle married Louisa or Louise Hawkins, known as Touie She suffered from tuberculosis and died on 4 July 1906 The following year he married Jean Elizabeth Leckie, whom he had first met and fallen in love with in 1897 Due to his sense of loyalty he had maintained a purely platonic relationship with Jean while his first wife was alive Jean died in London on 27 June 1940.Conan Doyle fathered five children Two with his first wife Mary Louise 28 January 1889 12 June 1976 , and Arthur Alleyne Kingsley, known as Kingsley 15 November 1892 28 October 1918 With his second wife he had three children Denis Percy Stewart 17 March 1909 9 March 1955 , second husband in 1936 of Georgian Princess Nina Mdivani circa 1910 19 February 1987 former sister in law of Barbara Hutton Adrian Malcolm 19 November 1910 3 June 1970 and Jean Lena Annette 21 December 1912 18 November 1997.Conan Doyle was found clutching his chest in the hall of Windlesham, his house in Crowborough, East Sussex, on 7 July 1930 He had died of a heart attack at age 71 His last words were directed toward his wife You are wonderful The epitaph on his gravestone in the churchyard at Minstead in the New Forest, Hampshire, reads STEEL TRUEBLADE STRAIGHTARTHUR CONAN DOYLEKNIGHTPATRIOT, PHYSICIAN MAN OF LETTERSConan Doyle s house, Undershaw, located in Hindhead, south of London, where he had lived for a decade, had been a hotel and restaurant between 1924 and 2004 It now stands empty while conservationists and Conan Doyle fans fight to preserve it.A statue honours Conan Doyle at Crowborough Cross in Crowborough, where Conan Doyle lived for 23 years There is also a statue of Sherlock Holmes in Picardy Place, Edinburgh, close to the house where Conan Doyle was born.Series Sherlock Holmes

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    1. When we talk about Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes always seems to be one of the first things that spring to mind Sadly for this Scottish writer, this turned into both a blessing and a curse Firstly, Sherlock Holmes remains a seminal part of crime writing and English literature, but limited the writer s chances in exploring something different In 1893 Doyle famously tried to kill off Sherlock Holmes in the story The Final Problem but due to public outcry and high demands the eccentric de [...]


    2. I ve long been a fan of Sherlock Holmes, but have only read bits and pieces of Doyle s other works I know a lot are supposed to be or so critcs will say a bit pulpy, but this isn t something that bothers me I enjoy a bit of melodrama, even if it s over the top at times and Doyle definitely has a tendency to be over the top with his action adventure stories, and his romances This particular book contains twelve short stories six under the section titled tales of terror and six under mystery Note [...]


    3. I seem to find myself on a bit of a Sir Arthur Conan Doyle kick lately I ve been throughly enjoying his work but wanted to take a short break from Sherlock Holmes What is an avid reader to do Why, pick up Tales of Terror and Mystery , of course This volume is broken up into two parts The first half is tales of terror you don t say , and the second, tales of mystery no, really I adored the tales of terror and was either indifferent or disliked the tales of mystery Who d have thought Doyle would [...]


    4. Being a huge fan of the BBC series, I decided it was tie to read the stories it was based on Since this is a compilation of several novels and short stories, I ve decided to add to this review as I finish stories.A Study in Scarlet 4 stars I was really surprised by how easy this was to read I was expecting it to be dull and difficult to read instead I stayed up late finishing it I couldn t put it down I especially enjoyed how Doyle told the story from the point of view of the victim and murderer [...]


    5. The perfect book for those who think Arthur Conan Doyle only wrote stories about Sherlock Holmes This collection, divided into Tales of Terror and Tales of Mystery , strengthens the argument that Doyle would have been remembered even if he did not create the famous detective I prefer the tales of terror over the mystery, especially The Horrors of The Height and The Brazilian Cat.


    6. Reviewers have suggested that the tales of terror in this Conan Doyle collection show that these themes are no longer frightening to us monsters in the high altitudes Something that has absorbed the bad vibes of its history Being locked in dark and close places Monstrous creatures that have somehow survived Wild cats lions, tigers, pumas, jaguars This is the very stuff of our fascination with the outr the bizarre, the unexplained the very stuff of horror fantasy or sci fi Didn t the Master himse [...]


    7. WHEN I WAS 17 YEARS OLD, MANY YEARS AGO, I STARTED TO READ THIS BOOK AND IMMEDIATELY LOST INTEREST PERHAPS I WAS TOO YOUNG TO APPRECIATE THE USE OF THE PROPER ENGLISH LANGUAGE I ALWAYS REGRETTED NOT FINISHING THE BOOK AND DECIDED TO TRY AGAIN I OWN A HARD COPY AND ALSO HAVE COPY OF THE BOOK ON MY NOOK I READ THIS BOOK ON THE NOOK WHICH WAS GIVEN TO ME AS A GIFT I PREFER A HARD COPY, BUT IN THIS CASE, BECAUSE OF ALL THE SHORT STORIES THE NOOK WAS PERFECT.I RECENTLY PICKED UP THE BOOK AND BECAME I [...]


    8. I had a highly abridged collection of Sherlock Holmes tales as a young lad, and I can now safely say that they don t hold a candle to the complete works I was left with that special sadness one feels when losing a long time friend upon completion of these stories I had to stop reading for a tick before carrying on to Tales Of Terror And Mystery The tales at the end are great, but the Sherlock Holmes stories are the real gold here Each singular tale is fantastic in its own special way I very much [...]


    9. Ini buku kubeli secara tidak sengaja tanpa ancang ancang maupun rencana untuk beli ini sebelumnya.Tapi untunglah, aku membelinya Buku ini berisi 13 kisah kisah pendek dengan tema misteri, yang kemudian dibagi jadi dua bagian bagian pertama, Terror , berisi cerpen2 fokus pada gejolak batin serta kengerian yang dihadapi tokoh utamanya, sementara satunya, Mystery , fokus pada inti penyelesaian istilah yang lebih keren pemecahan sebuah kasus misterius, dengan pelaku, sebab, tujuan, dan proses yang h [...]


    10. If you are a fan of Arthur Conan Doyle or just a fan of Sherlock Holmes, you will probably come across this book and read it at some point Doyle didn t write too many mystery stories that did NOT involve Sherlock Holmes, and these are some of them.The book is divided into two large sections Tales of Terror and Tales of Mystery As is well known, Doyle was a fanatic spiritualist, and many of the tales of terror deal with some strange stuff weird creatures living in the upper atmosphere, for exampl [...]


    11. Tales of monsters and terrors are all short stories about monsters and myths I actually like this book of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle better then his Sherlock stories Mostly because the stories are likely to happen then the Sherlock stories Sherlock is of course a mastermind but sometimes I really wonder how the hell he finds the clues Anyway about tales of monsters and terrors I didn t like all stories, which is quite normal However most I liked and it was fun to read As happens often with the old [...]


    12. 2 1 2 starsI wasn t very excited by many of the stories in this collection The tales of terror weren t scary or terrifying or very suspenseful at all The best of the terror section was the one called The Brazilian Cat The vest mystery to me was The Lost Special Some of the stories felt like they weren t going anywhere, so the author quickly resolved them Then they were added to this collection to make a few bucks off of his name There are no Sherlock Holmes stories included here, so if that is w [...]


    13. This was an ok collection of short stories The endings were pretty obvious in the majority The terror stories weren t exactly scary but maybe they were back then The mystery stories felt like Sherlock Holmes lite, Conan Doyle s way of writing mysteries without having to include Holmes.I prefer his actual Holmes stories, at least this was fairly short and free thanks to Project Gutenberg.


    14. Perfect It took me 2 years to read it, because I would read a book, read something else, come back read a bunch of short stories, go back to this but it was so great I ve re read most of it because the stories are so good.



    15. Conan Doyle excells at the Short Story Even without Holmes Doyle s natural detuctive reasoning skills come through in this collection of Mystery and Horror stories.




    16. Arthur Conan Doyle s collections of previously published short stories fell flat for me I haven t read his Sherlock series, so I can t make assertations as to whether this was better or worse than his flagship novels.The Tales of Terror were quite awful and full of endings I predicted about a quarter of the way through each story Not an ideal situation, because it left me reading quickly to see if I ve hopefully been proven wrong I wasn t.The Tales of Mystery, on the other hand, were the redeemi [...]


    17. This book collection took me a LONG time to get through I listened to the book on audio book and it was read by an amazing narrator I got it from Audible I would only listen to this book when I was not feeling well but it made me feel better It is interesting to go back to the original source when watching the new adaptations for Sherlock Holmes, especially with all the advances in technology in recent years There was some class terms that today are racist or culturally insensitive which is pret [...]


    18. Reading Doyle s Tales of Terror today, is like reading a cozy mystery, all conjecture with only postulated ending wrapped around Doyle s concept of scientific thinking I feel I walked into a conversation, eavesdropping, a comfortable way to start and end a tale.I have been reading this collection for several weeks to fulfill a challenge To be truthful there were too many stories grouped together, I wish the collection had been shorter.


    19. A good book.I would recommend this book to anyone who likes classic books I enjoyed reading this book I have always enjoyed reading books by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.


    20. Outstanding as usualA compilation of short story mysteries Every one on it s own if longer in script would constitute a classic deserving 5stars


    21. EntertainingIf you enjoy Victorian stories then consider adding this to your list Some were very clever and enjoyable but none scary.


    22. Judul Tales of terror and mysteryPenulis Sir Arthur Conan DoylePenerjemah Airien KusumawardaniPenerbit BukuneISBN 602 220 067 9Dimensi 340 hlm 14 x 20 cmTerdapat 12 cerita pendek yang dimuat dalam buku ini Kisah kisah tersebut dibagi menjadi dua bagian.Kisah kisah Teror1 Corong kulitMenceritakan alat penyiksaan berupa corong berbahan kulit, yang mampu merekonstruksi peristiwa kejam zaman dulu.2 Ruang bawah tanah baruKematian Mr Kennedy di dalam ruang bawah tanah yang baru ditemukan oleh sahabatn [...]


    23. I promised myself I would finish this mammoth book before the calendar year was up It didn t take that long, and given the subject matter I did put it down than a few times, but I did it.So, how was it Sherlock Holmes is a rather fascinating character, a man who can pick up the tiniest of clues in the smallest of places and know everything there is to know With that in mind, the longer the stories go, the less charming they are Early Holmes work is better than later Holmes work, and even his cr [...]


    24. Half the tales are horror related and the others are classic Doyle mysteries ala Sherlock Holmes In fact, one might be considered a Sherlock Holmes mystery The Horror of the Heights stands out as the best among the terror genre, though Blue John Gap is similarly done I found the other tales very predictable The mystery ones seemed to have a better build up though once again the pay off wasn t great The Lost Special and Nightmare Room were memorable.


    25. This collection of Conan Doyle short stories is divided in two parts six tales of terror, and six tales of mystery The influence of Edgar Allen Poe on Doyle s writing is evident, esp in The Horror of the Heights and The New Catacomb Of course the character of Sherlock Holmes was inspired to some extent by Poe s Dupin, though Doyle gave most of the credit to his former instructor Dr Joseph Bell In two of the mysteries, Holmes seems to be rather slyly alluded to by Doyle, who did at least some of [...]


    26. Kau tahu bahwa kita melihat orang orang yang senang mengumbar rahasia pribadi sebagai pengecut dan penjahat besar yang pernah ada Doyle, 2012 p 37.Sesuai dengan judul, buku ini memuat cerita cerita pendek yang dikategorikan sebagai dua bagian, teror dan misteri Dalam masing masing kategori terdapat enam kisah teror dan enam kisah misteri yang thrill nya berbeda beda Mulai dari yang, Meh biasa aja sampai OMG Seriously Di antara kedua belas kisah yang ada dalam buku, saya paling menggemari Kasus L [...]


    27. Tales of Terror and Mystery is a collection of short stories by Arthur Conan Doyle, who also wrote mystery stories featuring a certain detective people seem to like even today n.b if you switch Terror and Mystery around in the title, you get a different book by a Mr Poe The book is divided into two sections Tales of Terror has six stories disquieting than mysterious, and Tales of Mystery has another six scenarios worthy of the Great Detective himself None of the stories are bound together by an [...]


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