The Captain of the Pole-Star: And Other Stories

The Captain of the Pole-Star: And Other Stories

by Arthur Conan Doyle

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The master of classic crime fiction and creator of Sherlock Holmes explores the weird and supernatural in this collection of mysterious tales.

Arthur Conan Doyle is best known for his stories featuring Sherlock Holmes, the sharp detective who tracks down brilliant criminals through his devotion to logic and reason. But in The Captain of the Pole-Star and Other Stories, Doyle sets his sights beyond the bounds of reason and ventures into the shadowy realm of the unexplained.

This collection ranges from fantasy to horror, peculiar fairy tales to high seas adventures. In the title story, the intrepid captain of a whaling ship navigates his way into dangerous ice floes—only to face an unsettling apparition in the distance that will change the lives of everyone aboard.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781504060851
Publisher: Road
Publication date: 03/17/2020
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 305
Sales rank: 125,883
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Arthur Conan Doyle (1859–1930) practiced medicine in the resort town of Southsea, England, and wrote stories while waiting for his patients to arrive. In 1886, he created two of the greatest fictional characters of all time: the detective Sherlock Holmes and his partner, Dr. Watson. Over the course of four novels and fifty-six short stories, Conan Doyle set a standard for crime fiction that has yet to be surpassed.

Date of Birth:

May 22, 1859

Date of Death:

July 7, 1930

Place of Birth:

Edinburgh, Scotland

Place of Death:

Crowborough, Sussex, England


Edinburgh University, B.M., 1881; M.D., 1885

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