The Last Galley – Arthur Conan Doyle
A collection of short stories, ten of which have historical backgrounds. Roman, Carthaginian, Greek, while the other eight are in the author’s more familiar vein of mystery and horror. Included are: The last galley, The contest, Giant Maximin, The coming of the Huns, The last of the legions, The first cargo … and many more …
The Last Galley.
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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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