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The Captain of the Polestar, and Other Tales

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General Books publication date: 2009 Original publication date: 1890 Original Publisher: Longmans, Green Subjects: Great Britain Fiction / Action
Paperback, 172 pages
Published July 10th 2012 by General Books (first published April 4th 1883)
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Michael
As this is a book of short stories, and as my memory is shorter still, I shall review as I go.

The Captain of the Pole-Star: I like a setting in the frozen polar regions - and shades of Frankenstein by Mary Shelley haunt these environs. The story is told in the form of a journal by a young ship's doctor, concerned for the sanity of the titular captain. The foreshadowing of doom in Captain Craigie's falsely optimistic statement that (view spoiler)
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Riju Ganguly
A great effort on part of the Ash Tree Press to remind us about the story-telling abilities of ACD that often get overshadowed by our preoccupation with Sherlock Holmes. The stories are great, and the Kindle edition is very-very pocket-friendly.
Pasi Rahko
Viktoriaanisen aikakauden tunnelma oli kohdallaan näissä viehättävän vanhanaikaisissa mysteeri tarinoissa. Nykyaikaisen salapoliisikirjallisuuden isältä A. Conan Doylelta onnistui myös fantasiatarinoiden kirjoittaminen.

Alan
Arctic expedition, eccentric ship's captain, first-hand account of reliable witness, and a bog-standard lost-love ghost. Nothing new, but a well-crafted story which is enjoyable to read.
Laura
From BBC Radio 4 Extra:
A young doctor sails on a whaling ship.
Susan
There is not much by Doyle that disappoints.
Sharon Eudy Neufeld
only for fans of Victorian SF
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Arthur Conan Doyle was born the third of ten siblings on 22 May 1859 in Edinburgh, Scotland. His father, Charles Altamont Doyle, was born in England of Irish descent, and his mother, born Mary Foley, was Irish. They were married in 1855.

Although he is now referred to as "Conan Doyle", the origin of this compound surname (if that is how he meant it to be understood) is uncertain. His baptism record
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