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The Captain of the Polestar, and Other Tales

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...I am doing. You are wrong, sir," he continued, turning to me, "utterly wrong." "Some passing ship, perhaps," suggested Dick. "No, nor that either." "The weat ...more
Paperback, 172 pages
Published July 1st 2012 by Rarebooksclub.com (first published April 4th 1883)
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Grampy
May 16, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I like most things written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and some of the stories in this collection are good ones. The title story, "The Captain of the Polestar" I've read several times over the years, and for some reason it always bothers me. Essentially, the Captain of the fishing boat, Polestar, goes insane while his boat is temporarily ice-bound. Fishing hasn't been good, so they thought they might have better luck further north, but they stayed a bit too long. The whole crew was nervous, jitte ...more
Pasi Rahko
Feb 29, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horror-fantasy
Vaikka 221B Baker Streetin herrasmiesetsivä Sherlock Holmes oli Arthur Conan Doylen (1859-1930) tunnetuin luomus, niin Doylen kynästä syntyi myös lyhyitä fantasia-kauhutarinoita. Ehkäpä se ajan hammas on hieman päässyt nakertamaan myös näitä tarinoita, mutta kaikesta huolimatta viktoriaanisen aikakauden tunnelma on kohdallaan näissä viehättävän vanhanaikaisesti kerrotuissa mysteeritarinoissa.
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Susan
Jan 15, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
There is not much by Doyle that disappoints.
Suyash Kumar
Was expecting something much better since it's Doyle's work.
Patt
May 30, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A short but reasonably creepy story...
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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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