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DOYLE, A.C.: Essential Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (The)

Was Arthur Conan Doyle really like his most famous fictional character, the rational Sherlock Holmes? Why then, irrationally, did he become a fervent follower of Spiritualism? Did he really believe in the existence of fairies or was he mad? This intriguing compilation offers a portrait of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in fact and fiction. There are extracts from his spiritualist writings, as well as a complete Sherlock Holmes short story The Adventure of the Speckled Band and extracts from the rarely read short story Danger! There are excerpts too from other popular works, The Lost World and Brigadier Gerard and the largely forgotten The White Company. All these combine to give us an insight into this complex character.



Disc 1

  A Life of Arthur Conan Doyle
1.   Play with flash player Introduction by David Timson 00:01:05
2.   Play with flash player A British Celt 00:06:56
3.   Play with flash player At the age of nine… 00:07:18
4.   Play with flash player Some odd jobs 00:08:29
5.   Play with flash player Meanwhile, those sixpences had to be earned… 00:06:37
6.   Play with flash player During the last year of his study at Edinburgh… 00:07:34
7.   Play with flash player Doctor Budd 00:07:43
8.   Play with flash player Budd's carriage pulled up on the Hoe… 00:10:26
9.   Play with flash player Doctor Doyle 00:10:58
10.   Play with flash player While waiting 00:04:37
11.   Play with flash player Doyle never made a penny more than 25 Pounds… 00:07:35


Disc 2

  A Life of Arthur Conan Doyle
1.   Play with flash player To Berlin and Austria 00:03:07
2.   Play with flash player Sherlock Holmes 00:07:19
3.   Play with flash player The notion of writing a series of short stories… 00:09:46
4.   Play with flash player Friends and Fame 00:09:52
5.   Play with flash player The Brigadier 00:04:38
6.   Play with flash player The Man of Action 00:04:30
7.   Play with flash player On to Cairo 00:04:22
8.   Play with flash player In South Africa, the Boer War… 00:04:24
9.   Play with flash player Titanic 00:08:26
10.   Play with flash player The Man in the Street 00:06:47
11.   Play with flash player The Last Phase 00:07:44
12.   Play with flash player Doyle's home life was exceptionally happy… 00:07:43


Disc 3

  The Adventure of the Speckled Band
1.   Play with flash player Introduction 00:01:46
2.   Play with flash player Early morning in Baker Street 00:03:56
3.   Play with flash player 'It is not cold which makes me shiver…' 00:03:54
4.   Play with flash player 'My name is Helen Stoner…' 00:08:19
5.   Play with flash player 'I could not sleep that night…' 00:07:15
6.   Play with flash player 'This is very deep business,' he said at last… 00:03:05
7.   Play with flash player A huge man and an iron bar 00:03:41
8.   Play with flash player A will, and a journey to Stoke Moran 00:12:26
9.   Play with flash player I had never seen my friend's face so grim… 00:06:13
10.   Play with flash player A night visit to Manor House 00:03:15
11.   Play with flash player A dreadful vigil 00:05:37
12.   Play with flash player Such are the true facts… 00:04:39
13.   Play with flash player Recording of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle part 1 00:02:00


Disc 4

  Introduction by David Timson
1.   Play with flash player Introduction by David Timson 00:00:29
2.   Play with flash player Lot No. 249 00:07:48
3.   Play with flash player Bellingham's Room 00:10:08
4.   Play with flash player The strange habit 00:07:34
5.   Play with flash player One afternoon… 00:08:06
6.   Play with flash player The next evening… 00:09:37
7.   Play with flash player The next day… 00:07:32
  The Sealed Room
8.   Play with flash player The Sealed Room 00:07:03
9.   Play with flash player At the end of the passage 00:08:36
10.   Play with flash player Some days later… 00:08:41


Disc 5

  How the Brigadier Slew the Fox
1.   Play with flash player Introduction by David Timson 00:00:34
2.   Play with flash player In all the great hosts of France… 00:07:58
3.   Play with flash player Ah, how my heart swelled… 00:05:50
4.   Play with flash player I had never known it… 00:07:38
5.   Play with flash player Presently an officer, in a blue uniform… 00:05:56
6.   Play with flash player Such a crowd… 00:04:54
7.   Play with flash player In front of us were the dogs… 00:05:52
  The Lost World
8.   Play with flash player Introduction by David Timson 00:00:16
9.   Play with flash player The most wonderful things have happened… 00:06:40
10.   Play with flash player It was midday… 00:05:48
11.   Play with flash player 'Wealden!' cried Challenger, in an ecstasy… 00:06:40
12.   Play with flash player I had the same feeling of mystery… 00:08:31
  The White Company
13.   Play with flash player Introduction 00:01:01
14.   Play with flash player The company stood peering… 00:06:22
15.   Play with flash player Sir Nigel, meanwhile, had found a foeman… 00:04:57


Disc 6

  Beliefs and Causes: Introduction by David Timson
1.   Play with flash player Beliefs and Causes: Introduction by David Timson 00:00:54
  The Vital Message
2.   Play with flash player The Dawning of the Light 00:06:28
3.   Play with flash player At first it was only physical… 00:05:58
4.   Play with flash player None the less, it was greeted… 00:07:01
  Danger
5.   Play with flash player Introduction by David Timson 00:00:26
6.   Play with flash player Being the log of Captain John Sirius 00:07:15
7.   Play with flash player On she came… 00:06:42
8.   Play with flash player On the round - the - corner page… 00:05:42
9.   Play with flash player I had no time to read our papers… 00:07:16
  The Cottingley Fairies
10.   Play with flash player Introduction by David Timson 00:00:40
11.   Play with flash player Should the incidents here narrated… 00:07:26
12.   Play with flash player The matter being in this state… 00:06:58
13.   Play with flash player I may add as a footnote… 00:06:15
  The Inner Room
14.   Play with flash player Introduction by David Timson 00:00:23
15.   Play with flash player It is mine – the little chamber… 00:02:51
16.   Play with flash player Recording of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle part 2 00:05:52

Total Playing Time: 07:36:40






Author(s):
Doyle, Arthur Conan; Pearson, Hesketh

Reader(s):
Degas, Rupert; Logan, Crawford; McCready, Glen; Oliver, Jonathan; Pigott-Smith, Tim; Rigg, Carl; Timson, David

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Biographies; Classic Fiction

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: NA695512

Barcode: 9789626349557

Release Date: 04/2009

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