Arthur Conan Doyle ((22 May, 1859 – 7 July, 1930) was a Scottish author most famous for creating the fictional detective Sherlock Holmes.
Prolific English author Sax Rohmer was born on this day in 1883. Mr. Rohmer is best known for his series featuring the mastermind Dr. Fu Manchu.
King Solomon’s Mines was written as part of a five-shilling bet Mr. haggard had with his brother. The bet was that he couldn’t write a novel half as good as Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson.
For any lover of literature and trivia, this book is a gem.
The book is really a battle of wits between The Great Houdini and Margery, who despite their competition came to like one another (for a time).
Trained as a physician, he opened a practice but closed it because he never received any patients.
A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle is the very first novel featuring English detective Sherlock Holmes and his friend Dr. Watson. The story was written in 1886 and published in 1887 and marks the first appearance of the famous sleuth.
Yesterday was the birthday of Sir James Matthew Barrie, 1st Baronet, OM (9 May 1860 – 19 June 1937) better remembered as author J. M. Barrie who created the beloved Peter Pan.
This are the books I have read for this fantastic reading challenge: – Dracula by Bram Stoker – Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne – Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson – The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells – The First Men in the Moon by H.G. Wells – Any Fu Manchu novel – Any Sherlock Holmes novel – Any Allan Quatermain novel – Any James Bond novel and – The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen graphic novel to tie it all together. Join the challenge. Zohar – Man of la Book
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, written by Alan Moore and illustrated by Kevin O’Neill, is a wonderful graphic novel which take several famous (and not-so-famous) literary characters and mix them up together for an adventure of a lifetime. I thought it would be fun to read those classic novels and then the graphic novel to see how the creators managed to take such classics and mix them up all together.