The Great Boer War

The Great Boer War Book By Arthur Conan Doyle

The Great Boer War Book By Arthur Conan Doyle: The Great Boer War is a non-fiction work on the Boer War by Arthur Conan Doyle and first published in 1900 by Smith, Elder & Co. By the end of the war in 1902 the book had been published in 16 editions, constantly revised by Doyle. The Introduction describes the book as: “ A very thorough account, including tables at the Read more

The Poison Belt

The Poison Belt Book By Arthur Conan Doyle

The Poison Belt Book By Arthur Conan Doyle: The Poison Belt is a science fiction novel by British writer Arthur Conan Doyle, the second book about Professor Challenger. Written in 1913, much of it takes place in a single room in Challenger’s house in Sussex. This would be the last story written about Challenger until the 1920s, by which time Doyle’s spiritualist beliefs had begun to influence his writing. Challenger Read more

The Unparalleled Adventure of One Hans Pfaall

The Unparalleled Adventure of One Hans Pfaall Book By Edgar Allan Poe

The Unparalleled Adventure of One Hans Pfaall Book By Edgar Allan Poe: “The Unparalleled Adventure of One Hans Pfaall” (1835) is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe published in the June 1835 issue of the monthly magazine Southern Literary Messenger, and intended by Poe to be a hoax.[not verified in body] Poe planned to continue the hoax in further installments, but was upstaged by the famous Great Moon Hoax Read more

The Philosophy of Composition

The Philosophy of Composition Book By Edgar Allan Poe

The Philosophy of Composition Book By Edgar Allan Poe: “The Philosophy of Composition” is an 1846 essay written by American writer Edgar Allan Poe that elucidates a theory about how good writers write when they write well. He concludes that length, “unity of effect” and a logical method are important considerations for good writing. He also makes the assertion that “the death… of a beautiful woman” is “unquestionably the most Read more

A Descent into the Maelström

A Descent into the Maelström Book By Edgar Allan Poe

A Descent into the Maelström Book By Edgar Allan Poe: “A Descent into the Maelström” is an 1841 short story by Edgar Allan Poe. In the tale, a man recounts how he survived a shipwreck and a whirlpool. It has been grouped with Poe’s tales of ratiocination and also labeled an early form of science fiction. Inspired by the Moskstraumen, it is couched as a story within a story, a Read more