By Christopher Redmond
Christopher Redmond's interesting account of Doyle's first journey to the United States has been reconstructed from newspaper bills describing the areas Doyle visited, from the Adirondacks to big apple, Chicago, and Toronto. regardless of the gruelling journey time table, Doyle met dozens of an important literary and social lighting fixtures of the United States. all over he went he was once mobbed via public hungry for information of the guy he had "killed off" a yr previous — Sherlock Holmes, who used to be entrance web page information. In Redmond's vigorous narrative, that is in accordance with letters, newspaper experiences, and different newly unearthed resources, you'll find, as Doyle himself positioned it, "the romance of America."
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