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Through the Magic Door

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Through the Magic Door

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Through the Magic Door by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sir
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Although Arthur Conan Doyle is best known for his stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes, he also wrote many other books including a science fiction series and several non-fiction works. This little known volume is a tour of Doyle's bookcase. He talks about the authors and their books he cherishes and their affect on his life. Doyle opens with the following. "I care not how humble your bookshelf may be, nor how lowly the room which it adorns. Close the door of that room behind you, shut off with it all the cares of the outer world, plunge back into the soothing company of the great dead, and then you are through the magic portal into that fair land whither worry and vexation can follow you no more. You have left all that is vulgar and all that is sordid behind you. There stand your noble, silent comrades, waiting in their ranks. Pass your eye down their files. Choose your man. And then you have but to hold up your hand to him and away you go together into dreamland. Surely there would be something eerie about a line of books were it not that familiarity has deadened our sense of it. Each is a mummified soul embalmed in cere-cloth and natron of leather and printer's ink. Each cover of a true book enfolds the concentrated essence of a man. The personalities of the writers have faded into the thinnest shadows, as their bodies into impalpable dust, yet here are their very spirits at your command."
Release date Australia
February 20th, 2008
Country of Publication
United States
Edition
large type edition
Imprint
Tutis Digital Pub
Pages
252
Dimensions
234x156x13
ISBN-13
9788132001294
Product ID
2562817

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