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The Tragedy of The Korosko

by Arthur Conan Doyle

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Written in 1898, Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic tale of high adventure portrays an alarmist era of imperial sovereignty, invasive foreign policy, and religious extremism, positing the naivety of a group of Anglo–American holiday–makers against the unbending convictions of Middle Eastern banditti. With a Foreword by Tony Robinson.

Among others, a young American ing&#eacute;nue, her matronly aunt, a fusty old bachelor, a loving Irish couple, and an opinionated French graduate gather aboard the Korosko. But, during a morning tour of the desert, they are taken hostage by a group whose intention it is either to convert them to Islam or to kill them. Conan Doyle brings his mastery of thrills and suspense to bear on this extraordinary tale of East meets West. Scottish–born writer and novelist Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859–1930) is best remembered as the creator of the immortal detective Sherlock Holmes.

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Hesperus Press, as suggested by their Latin motto, Et remotissima prope, is dedicated to bringing near what is far—far both in space and time. Works by illustrious authors, often unjustly neglected or simply little known in the English–speaking world, are made accessible through a completely fresh editorial approach and new translations. Through these short classic works, which feature forewords by leading contemporary authors, the modern reader will be introduced to the greatest writers of Europe and America. An elegantly designed series of genuine rediscoveries.

About the Author
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) was a British physician, novelist, and detective-story writer, creator of the unforgettable master sleuth Sherlock Holmes. Some of the best known of the Holmes stories are The Sign of Four (1890), The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1892), The Hound of the Baskervilles (1902), and His Last Bow (1917).



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