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Conan Doyle Writing, Profession, and Practice

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ISBN13:

9780199674947

ISBN10:
0199674949
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
8/16/2013
Publisher(s):
Oxford University Press, USA

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Author Biography


Douglas Kerr was born in Scotland, educated at Cambridge and Warwick universities, and is a Professor of English at the University of Hong Kong, where he has taught since 1979. He is the author of Wilfred Owen's Voices, George Orwell, and Eastern Figures: Orient and Empire in British Writing. He first encountered Arthur Conan Doyle at the age of eleven and has been reading him ever since.

Table of Contents


1. INTRODUCTION
Practice
Profession
2. SPORT
Sport and the nation
The straight left
A nation of amateurs
3. MEDICINE
The statement of the case
The consultants
In general practice
The cold detective
4 SCIENCE
The curious adventure in Berlin
Monsters and committees
Thinking like a scientist
5 LAW AND ORDER
Crimes and punishments
Edalji's eyes
6 ARMY AND EMPIRE
Soldier boys
Army
Empire
7 SPIRIT
Church
Spiritualism
Fairies
The new life


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