The Remarkable Characters of Arthur Conan Doyle

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The Remarkable Characters
of Arthur Conan Doyle.

Edited by Joel B. Silver.

Though the foundation of his lasting literary legacy is built upon the Sherlock Holmes stories, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle created a number of other unique characters. In celebration of the sesquicentennial of Doyle’s birth, a conference and exhibition dealing with these creations was held at Indiana University. This volume focuses on the remarkable characters of Arthur Conan Doyle, and contains contributions made by Doyle experts who presented at the Conference.

Edited by Joel B. Silver, Executive Director of the Lilly Library, this volume examines in detail such luminous characters as Professor Challenger, Brigadier Gerard, and Sir Nigel Loring, in addition to the world’s first consulting detective.

152 pages, 8.5″ x 5.5″ hardcover, December 2013
With 8 illustrations

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Table of Contents for The Remarkable Characters of Arthur Conan Doyle

Introduction
by Steven T. Doyle

Welcome & Opening Remarks
by Michael F. Whelan

David A. Randall, BSI, and the Formation of the Lilly Library’s Sherlockian Collection
by Joel B. Silver

Arthur Conan Doyle – Setting the Table for Today’s Speakers:
How does ACD compare with his contemporaries in the creation of his characters?
by Dr. Donald J. Gray

Professor Challenger: The Lost World and Other Titles
by Roy E. Pilot

Brigadier Gerard: The Exploits & The Adventures
by Clifford S. Goldfarb

Sir Nigel Loring: The White Company & Sir Nigel
by Mark A. Gagen

Sherlock Holmes
by Leslie S. Klinger

Ladies of the Arthur Conan Doyle Canon
by Susan Rice

Supporting Characters of Arthur Conan Doyle
by Steven T. Doyle

Summation – Has the Conference Case Been Made, or Not?
by Dr. Donald J. Gray

Appendix: Labels for items on exhibition during the conference

Limited Edition Details

A limited edition of The Remarkable Characters of Arthur Conan Doyle is included in The Undershaw Set.

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Website of The Lilly Library (conference host)

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About the Series

The Baker Street Irregulars, the literary society focused on Sherlock Holmes, publishes volumes for special Sherlockian events.

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