Lot No. 249 : Little Black Classic
|Author:||Sir Arthur Conan Doyle|
|Series:||Penguin Little Black Classics|
'...that strange internal kingdom of which we are the hapless and helpless monarchs.' From the master of the detective story and creator of Sherlock Holmes, the first ever tale to feature a supernatural Egyptian mummy. One of 46 new books in the best-selling Little Black Classics series, to celebrate the first ever Penguin Classic in 1946. Each book gives readers a taste of the Classics' huge range and diversity, with works from around the world and across the centuries - including fables, decadence, heartbreak, tall tales, satire, ghosts, battles and elephants.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) was born in Edinburgh where he qualified as a doctor, but it was his writing which brought him fame, with the creation of Sherlock Holmes, the first scientific detective. He was also a convert to spiritualism and a social reformer who used his investigative skills to prove the innocence of individuals.