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THE POISON BELT (annotated) by [Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan]
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THE POISON BELT (annotated) Kindle Edition

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Professor Challenger, his wife, journalist Malone and adventurer Roxton have gathered with oxygen canisters to watch the final hours of the world. As a poisonous miasma apparently asphyxiates the human race, Malone feverishly writes his copy. More than just SF, this is Conan Doyle's post-First World War message of hope. Read with gusto. - Rachel Redford, The Observer In Doyle's short novel featuring Professor Challenger, the earth moves through a poisonous belt of the 'ether' - the stuff supposedly filling space - and the protagonists of the first Challenger novel, The Lost World, reunite to observe what seems to be the end of all life. ...Glen McCready ... supplies appropriate voices for the major characters, including the rumbling, bull-like Professor Challenger, his dainty wife, and the drawling Lord Roxton. Overall, McCready delivers the somewhat talky text with careful expressiveness, helping to bring it to life. - W.M. A(c) AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine

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This unique edition includes detailed, hand-crafted annotations:
- Historical context

The reader will find in this edition unique, dedicated, detailed, specific, hand-crafted additional content/annotations. The historical context included will provide the reader a detailed background on circumstances of creation of Doyle’s famous characters, the period and the author, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle created the most recognisable characters in detective stories genre in the whole world literature – Sherlock Holmes.

In early 1891, Conan Doyle opened an ophthalmology practice in London. This wasn't a success (in his autobiography, Conan Doyle claims that he didn't have a single patient). However, his lack of patients did give him more time to concentrate on writing, and during this period he developed the approach that would catapult Holmes (and Conan Doyle) to international success.

Sherlock Holmes stories continue to entertain millions of readers across the world, even over hundred years after their creation. The reader is captivated by Sherlock Holmes and beautifully crafted stories that make them crave more.

In his later writing Conan Doyle also created one of the great anti-establishment heroes in Professor Challenger. Fiercely intelligent but also irascible, unpredictable and occasionally violent, Challenger is willing to challenge any scientific or cultural precept, however dearly held. Largely written during and after World War One, the Challenger novels poke fun at widely held beliefs and use the science fiction to examine and underline the strangeness and unpredictability of the world.

Following the success of ‘The Lost World’, less than year later the second novel to feature Professor Challenger appeared: ‘The Poison Belt’. However, this is a very different novel to the upbeat and exciting ‘Lost World’. It is more sombre novel and touches on significant questions of humanity and human life on the eve of the First World War.

‘The Poison Belt’ by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is a fascinating reading dealing with important questions of life and death. Just plunge into the amazing adventure of Professor Challenger, and enjoy yourself along the way. But be warned, this novel is more sombre than ‘The Lost World’.

‘The Poison Belt’ was first published in 1913.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 469 KB
  • Print Length: 122 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1495303659
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00FI6UA38
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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