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The narrative of John Smith

Author: Arthur Conan Doyle, Sir; Jon L Lellenberg; Daniel Stashower; Rachel Foss
Publisher: London : The British Library, 2011
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Via the protagonist, John Smith, a 50-year-old man confined to his room by an attack of gout, Conan Doyle sets down his thoughts and opinions on a range of subjects - literature, science, religion, war, education - with no detectable shyness or diffidence, full of bravado in the face of little professional success at that time
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur Conan Doyle, Sir; Jon L Lellenberg; Daniel Stashower; Rachel Foss
ISBN: 9780712358415 0712358412
OCLC Number: 770088811
Notes: "His unpublished first novel"
Description: 138 p.
Contents: Extract from Chapter I: 'Gout or rheumatism, Doctor?' I asked. 'A little of both Mr. Smith,' said he. 'And pray, sir, what is the exact difference between them?' I continued under a natural impulse to gain a little knowledge in exchange for the red-hot skewer which was transfixing my right foot. 'Why,' said my good physician, tapping his tortoise-shell snuff box, 'the one is a punishment and the other is a misfortune - one is in the hands of Providence and the other in your own. You can't command the weather which governs your rheumatism, but you can command your appetites which govern your gout.' 'And so,' said I, 'this diabolical pain in my foot is the hybrid form of torture known as rheumatic gout which unites the disadvantages of both diseases to a dash of malignancy all its own.' [you can cut this short if it works better]
Responsibility: Arthur Conan Doyle ; edited and with an introduction by Jon Lellenberg, Daniel Stashower and Rachel Foss

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Conan Doyle's first-ever novel, published here for the first time.  Read more...
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