British Library Publishing
FORMAT: Hardback
ISBN: 9780712354257
RRP: £14.99
PAGES: 288
PUBLICATION DATE: September 24, 2021


Playing with Fire: The Weird Tales of Arthur Conan Doyle

By (author) Arthur Conan Doyle; Edited by Mike Ashley

The luminous fog drifted slowly off the table, and wavered and flickered across the room. There in the farther and darkest corner it gathered and glowed, hardening down into a shining core.Although best known for the stories of Sherlock Holmes, and despite claiming he preferred his historical fiction, during his writing career of over fifty years Arthur Conan Doyle wrote a remarkable number of weird and supernatural tales. With his belief in spiritualism later in life only adding to his passion for the unknown, pulling at this thread of his fiction reveals a writer deeply fascinated in matters of the occult, the uncanny, and the unexplainable.This new volume collects the very best of Doyle’s strange stories and also includes his never-before-reprinted essay on his own spiritual experiences, ‘Stranger than Fiction’.

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