Round the Fire Stories – Arthur Conan Doyle
“If an author might choose his time and place as an artist does the light and hanging of his picture,” says Mr. Doyle, “these tales might well be read ‘round the ﬁre’ upon a winter’s night.” They deal with the grotesque and the terrible. Among the seventeen stories are the following: The pot of caviare, ingenious in its horror; The club-footed grocer; The sealed room; The Brazilian cat; and The lost special.
Round the Fire Stories.
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Short biography of the author (from Wikipedia):
Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle KStJ, DL (22 May 1859 – 7 July 1930) was a British writer best known for his detective fiction featuring the character Sherlock Holmes. Originally a physician, in 1887 he published A Study in Scarlet, the first of four novels about Holmes and Dr. Watson. In addition, Doyle wrote over fifty short stories featuring the famous detective.
The Sherlock Holmes stories are generally considered milestones in the field of crime fiction. Doyle is also known for writing the fictional adventures of Professor Challenger and for propagating the mystery of the Mary Celeste. He was a prolific writer whose other works include fantasy and science fiction stories, plays, romances, poetry, non-fiction and historical novels.
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