As well as various tales of escapades in Egypt, London and the far-flung regions of northern Scotland, he included stories which deal with a subject that, as a physician himself, he had a unique perspective on: the medical profession. London surgeons and country doctors, male and female, are described as they deal with business and sentimental issues and encounter incredible situations - both comic and tragic. Conan Doyle displays his dazzling storytelling talents while providing a fascinating glimpse into his profession and times.
Tales of Psychology
Author: Alma Bond
Publisher: Alma Bond
Tales of Psychology consists of nineteen short stories selected for their insight into human nature and their merit as fine works of literature. Each story is followed by a discussion of the psychological principles revealed. Reading this book will be a unique opportunity for lay readers and professional psychologists and writers alike to deepen their knowledge of human psychology. The book is recommended for students of human nature enrolled in psychological programs as well as the self-taught. Tales of Psychology demonstrates that artists can learn the psychological understructure of their characters from the insight of an experienced psychologist. Similarly, the stories establish that lay people can absorb the teachings of these master writers in a captivating, painless manner. It is entirely possible that in some cases, reading a particular story can change the life of a reader, reveal the depths of his or her own psyche or that of a loved one, demonstrate what is pathological and requires medical assistance, or reassure the individual of what is normal behavior. No one who reads these stories in depth will ever be the same again.Readers will have a better understanding of human motivation and behavior. Readers who absorb the contents of this book will have a better understanding of character motivation and behavior. As a result, they will be able to understand individuals better and to adapt more easily to people in their lives. In many cases they will understand themselves better, and ,as a result, be able to lead less conflicted lives. The conclusions reached in the stories bear out the findings of insightful psychology in a manner interesting to all.
Tales of Adventure and Medical Life is a 1922 collection of 15 short stories, grouped into the two themes of the title. One of them contains a possible reference to Dr Watson, but all are nicely crafted workmanlike stories typical of their time, and most enjoyable.
Arthur Conan Doyle departs from the realm of detective fiction and delves into classic action-adventure in this tale set in the deserts of Egypt. A group of European travelers set out on a leisurely boat trip on the Nile -- only to fall prey to an attack at the hands of a roving and ruthless group of bandits. Will they make it out alive?
The Three Golden Oranges
Author: Alma Flor Ada
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Far on the other side of the mountains, next to an enchanted castle, grows a tree with three golden oranges. It is there that the three brothers -- Santiago, Tomás, and Matías -- must journey if they wish to find a wife. Once they reach their destination, the brothers must carefully pick the oranges and bring them back to the old woman who lives in a cave on the cliffs overlooking the sea. But, "In order to find your wives, you will need to work together," the old woman has said. "Woe to you if you do not follow my advice!" Each of the brothers wants something different. Santiago wants a wife who is beautiful. Tomás wants one who is both rich and beautiful. But Matías, the youngest brother, longs for a woman who is kind, joyful, and loving...someone he could love very much in return. Will the brothers be able to avert misfortune by working together? Will they be strong enough to break the spell that a wicked sorcerer has placed on the castle? Master storyteller Alma Flor Ada offers a poetic and magical retelling of a well-loved traditional story about Blancaflor, a mythical young woman who appears in various stories throughout the Hispanic world. Reg Cartwright's boldly colorful and exquisitely stylized art is a perfect accompaniment.
Tales of Terror and Mystery: A mesmerizing collection of tales guaranteed to make your spine tingle. Brimming with chilling surprises and unexpected twists, these stories make for compulsive reading.
The Lost World
Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Edward Malone is a man in love; the woman of his dreams being Gladys Hungerton. Gladys, though, is critical of Malone, as he has never done anything spectacular or dangerous to prove his love for her. Malone, being a journalist on the Daily Gazette, quickly finds a way in which he can impress Gladys. Malone therefore signs up to cover the expedition of Professor George Edward Challenger.Professor Challenger's scientific reputation has been damaged by his insistence that creatures thought to be extinct exist within the Amazon basin; and has therefore announced an expedition to regain his credibility. The expedition goes forth and is made up of Professor Challenger, Professor Summerlee, the Amazon adventurer Lord John Roxton, and Malone. The expedition also has a number of natives acting as guides and equipment carriers.
Tales of Long Ago
Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Publisher: Alma Classics
Although he is best known to the public as the author of the Sherlock Holmes stories and other pioneering works of detective fiction, Arthur Conan Doyle successfully contributed to other genres, such as historical fiction, as demonstrated by this collection he compiled in 1922. These vivid and enthralling stories – which take the reader to Roman Britain, ancient Carthage, Mecca at the time of the Prophet Muhammad and many other evocative settings – showcase the author’s knack for bringing to life diverse times and places and crafting enduring narratives. Tales of Long Ago is an entertaining and invaluable read for all those interested in this lesser-known facet of Conan Doyle’s writing.
Author: Wade Davis
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
The story of two generations of scientific explorers in South America—Richard Evans Schultes and his protégé Wade Davis—an epic tale of adventure and a compelling work of natural history. In 1941, Professor Richard Evan Schultes took a leave from Harvard and disappeared into the Amazon, where he spent the next twelve years mapping uncharted rivers and living among dozens of Indian tribes. In the 1970s, he sent two prize students, Tim Plowman and Wade Davis, to follow in his footsteps and unveil the botanical secrets of coca, the notorious source of cocaine, a sacred plant known to the Inca as the Divine Leaf of Immortality. A stunning account of adventure and discovery, betrayal and destruction, One River is a story of two generations of explorers drawn together by the transcendent knowledge of Indian peoples, the visionary realms of the shaman, and the extraordinary plants that sustain all life in a forest that once stood immense and inviolable.
Arthur Baptiste knows little of Rwanda's past and is unaware of its emerging troubles. He lives with his half-Tutsi, half-Belgian father and English mother on a flower plantation. Beni, the cook's granddaughter, is a child much like Arthur, but one who lives in a world far different from his own. Their friendship will take them from innocent adventures to dangerous encounters, and on towards dark revelations. As the years pass and conflicts erupt outside the plantation, Arthur comes to realize that the safe haven of his childhood - and the entire country around it - is about to be torn apart...
A Christmas Story
Author: Jean Shepherd
Publisher: Broadway Books
A beloved, bestselling classic of humorous and nostalgic Americana—the book that inspired the equally classic Yuletide film and the live musical on Fox. The holiday film A Christmas Story, first released in 1983, has become a bona fide Christmas perennial, gaining in stature and fame with each succeeding year. Its affectionate, wacky, and wryly realistic portrayal of an American family’s typical Christmas joys and travails in small-town Depression-era Indiana has entered our imagination and our hearts with a force equal to It’s a Wonderful Life and Miracle on 34th Street. This edition of A Christmas Story gathers together in one hilarious volume the gems of autobiographical humor that Jean Shepherd drew upon to create this enduring film. Here is young Ralphie Parker’s shocking discovery that his decoder ring is really a device to promote Ovaltine; his mother and father’s pitched battle over the fate of a lascivious leg lamp; the unleashed and unnerving savagery of Ralphie’s duel in the show with the odious bullies Scut Farkas and Grover Dill; and, most crucially, Ralphie’s unstoppable campaign to get Santa—or anyone else—to give him a Red Ryder carbine action 200-shot range model air rifle. Who cares that the whole adult world is telling him, “You’ll shoot your eye out, kid”? The pieces that comprise A Christmas Story, previously published in the larger collections In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash and Wanda Hickey’s Night of Golden Memories, coalesce in a magical fashion to become an irresistible piece of Americana, quite the equal of the film in its ability to warm the heart and tickle the funny bone.
A complete translation of short works by the author of The Master and Margarita includes six of his articles from the 1920s and features such subjects as the Gogolian bureaucracy that followed the Revolution, the subjugation of science to the state and the consequences of the battle between Communism and the old order. Original.
Author: Pamela Dean
This Scottish-based tale for adults offers a pregnant heroine who must rescue the man who seduced her in the woods from his captor, the Fairie Queen.