In February 1880, when Arthur Conan Doyle was only twenty years old, he embarked upon 'the first real outstanding adventure in my life,' seven months as a ship's surgeon on an Arctic whaler. The voyage took the young Conan Doyle into unknown regions and plunged him into dangerous and bloody work on the ice floes of the Arctic seas. His unforgettable adventure was echoed in a number of his early landmarks as a writer. A ghost story based on the experience, 'The Captain of the Pole-Star,' got him noticed in publishing circles ...

Dangerous Work: Diary of an Arctic Adventure 2012, The British Library Publishing Division, London

ISBN-13: 9780712358644

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Dangerous Work: Diary of an Arctic Adventure 2012, The British Library Publishing Division, London

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