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Early Historical Responses to the Great War: Fortescue, Conan Doyle, and Buchan *

Keith Grieves

in The First World War and British Military History

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198222996
eISBN:
9780191678561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198222996.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

This chapter explores the problems encountered by amateur historians John Fortescue, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and John Buchan in writing general histories of World War I before an official model was ... More


The Scottish Romance Revival

Michael Shaw

in The Fin-de-Siècle Scottish Revival: Romance, Decadence and Celtic Identity

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474433952
eISBN:
9781474477000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474433952.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter considers a range of Scottish writers associated with the late-Victorian romance revival – Stevenson, Conan Doyle, Lang, Barrie, Jacob and Buchan– and examines the ways in which each ... More


Arthur Conan Doyle

Sarah LeFanu

in Something of Themselves: Kipling, Kingsley, Conan Doyle and the Anglo-Boer War

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780197501443
eISBN:
9780197536162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197501443.003.0014
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter traces the experience of the South African War on the later life and work of Arthur Conan Doyle, charting his agitation for military reform and for preventive health measures, especially ... More


Arthur Conan Doyle to 1893

Sarah LeFanu

in Something of Themselves: Kipling, Kingsley, Conan Doyle and the Anglo-Boer War

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780197501443
eISBN:
9780197536162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197501443.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter opens with the declaration of war between Britain and the Boer Republics on 11 October 1899 and the reaction to it of 40-year-old Arthur Conan Doyle, who believed that the war would be ... More


THE RECORDED VOICE FROM VICTORIAN AURA TO MODERNIST ECHO

John M. Picker

in Victorian Soundscapes

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195151916
eISBN:
9780199787944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151916.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter argues that while moderns used the gramophone to represent their concerns over the disintegration of artistic “aura” in an age of mechanical reproduction, Victorians used the phonograph ... More


Arthur Conan Doyle, Bloemfontein and Pretoria

Sarah LeFanu

in Something of Themselves: Kipling, Kingsley, Conan Doyle and the Anglo-Boer War

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780197501443
eISBN:
9780197536162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197501443.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter follows Arthur Conan Doyle on his journey with Langman’s Field Hospital from Cape Town to Bloemfontein, where he arrived just after the Battle of Sanna’s Post (Koornspruit), and the ... More


A Geography of Victorian Gothic Fiction: Mapping History's Nightmares

Robert Mighall

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199262182
eISBN:
9780191698835
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262182.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book is a full-length study of Victorian Gothic fiction. Combining original readings of familiar texts with historical sources, this book is a historicist survey of 19th-century Gothic ... More


Conviction and prejudice: Arthur & George

Peter Childs

in Julian Barnes

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719081064
eISBN:
9781781700020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719081064.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Arthur & George is a book about unlikely pairings and questionable divisions. It is a fiction about truth and relativity, perception and rationality, fear and authority. Drawing on the real-life ... More


Arthur Conan Doyle 1894–1899

Sarah LeFanu

in Something of Themselves: Kipling, Kingsley, Conan Doyle and the Anglo-Boer War

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780197501443
eISBN:
9780197536162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197501443.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter shows Arthur Conan Doyle busy on many different fronts: looking after his tubercular wife Touie; the setting up of a large household in Surrey; adventures as a journalist with the ... More


Conan Doyle: Writing, Profession, and Practice

Douglas Kerr

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199674947
eISBN:
9780191756986
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199674947.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book is a critical study of the writings of Arthur Conan Doyle, and a cultural biography. From the early stories, to the great popular triumphs of the Sherlock Holmes tales and the Professor ... More


The Case of Sherlock Holmes: Secrets and Lies in Conan Doyle's Detective Fiction

Andrew Glazzard

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474431293
eISBN:
9781474453769
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474431293.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The Case of Sherlock Holmes uncovers what is untold, partly told, wrongly told or deliberately concealed in Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes saga. This engaging study uses a scholarly approach, ... More


The Game’s Afoot: The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes

GENE D. PHILLIPS

in Some Like It Wilder: The Life and Controversial Films of Billy Wilder

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125701
eISBN:
9780813135403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125701.003.0016
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The character of Sherlock Holmes was inspired by Joseph Bell, a physician who taught Conan Doyle in medical school. William Gillette wrote a play, Sherlock Holmes (1899), in which the playwright ... More


A Brief Prehistory of Retroactive Continuity

Andrew J. Friedenthal

in Retcon Game: Retroactive Continuity and the Hyperlinking of America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496811325
eISBN:
9781496811363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496811325.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter explores the “prehistory” of retroactive continuity, and its implementation in narratives that pre-exist its conceptualization as a term. It begins by discussing the transmission of ... More


Atavism: A Darwinian Nightmare

Mighall Robert

in A Geography of Victorian Gothic Fiction: Mapping History's Nightmares

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199262182
eISBN:
9780191698835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262182.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines the historical motivations and emphases of Gothic fiction in England during the later part of the 19th century. It shows how changes in the perception of the scope and nature of ... More


Tracking Animal Agency in Conan Doyle and Hardy

Ivan Kreilkamp

in Minor Creatures: Persons, Animals, and the Victorian Novel

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226576237
eISBN:
9780226576404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226576404.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

In the late nineteenth century, we begin to see a new representational concern with the problem of animal signification – manifesting itself in a special focus on the animal track, trace, or marking ... More


Introduction

Sarah LeFanu

in Something of Themselves: Kipling, Kingsley, Conan Doyle and the Anglo-Boer War

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780197501443
eISBN:
9780197536162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197501443.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The introduction provides a contextualizing synopsis of the involvement of the three protagonists, Kipling, Kingsley and Conan Doyle, in the Anglo-Boer War, and flags up the experiences that they ... More


Something of Themselves: Kipling, Kingsley, Conan Doyle and the Anglo-Boer War

Sarah LeFanu

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780197501443
eISBN:
9780197536162
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197501443.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

In early 1900, the paths of three British writers--Rudyard Kipling, Mary Kingsley and Arthur Conan Doyle--crossed in South Africa, during what has become known as Britain's last imperial war. Each of ... More


Voyaging Out

Sarah LeFanu

in Something of Themselves: Kipling, Kingsley, Conan Doyle and the Anglo-Boer War

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780197501443
eISBN:
9780197536162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197501443.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter takes the reader through the months immediately preceding the departure to South Africa of the three protagonists of the book, Rudyard Kipling, Arthur Conan Doyle and Mary Kingsley, in, ... More


A Great Miscarriage of Justice: Oscar Slater

Clare Connelly

in Scots Law Tales

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781845860677
eISBN:
9781474406260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781845860677.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter explores Oscar Slater's 1909 trial for the murder of Marion Gilchrist, an 83-year-old affluent spinster. The prosecution called for Slater's conviction based on the oral testimonies of ... More


The Black Diaries: Sex, race and empire in The Dream of the Celt, The Swimming-Pool Library and The Lost World

Alison Garden

in The Literary Afterlives of Roger Casement, 1899-2016

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781789621815
eISBN:
9781800341678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789621815.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The chapter explores Casement’s Black Diaries, and their reception, through a discussion of three novels: Conan Doyle’s The Lost World (1912), Alan Hollinghurst’s The Swimming-Pool Library (1988) and ... More


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