- By Charles Altamont Doyle Michael Baker

The Doyle Diary

  • Title: The Doyle Diary
  • Author: Charles Altamont Doyle Michael Baker
  • ISBN: 9780448220680
  • Page: 492
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Doyle Diary The creator of Sherlock Holmes Arthur Conan Doyle s father Charles Altamont Doyle was incarcerated in a Victorian asylum due to his alcoholism His random jottings and exquisite illustrations in an a

    The creator of Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle s father, Charles Altamont Doyle was incarcerated in a Victorian asylum due to his alcoholism His random jottings and exquisite illustrations in an attempt to prove his sanity, later became this fascinating journal.

    1 thought on “The Doyle Diary

    1. Loved the research, reproduction of Charles Altamont Doyle's illustrated diary and the photographs. Didn't go in so much for the way Doyle's biographer tries to wrap the story of Charles Altamont Doyle's life in a Holmesian metaphor. Seems a little twisted to tell the tale of the father in terms dictated by the fictional constructs of the son? Someone more immersed in Freudian theory can tackle explaining why for me! What is incredible here are the illustrations . . . the elder Doyle was indeed [...]

    2. The introduction, written in the style of a faux-Holmesian investigation, is rather cloying, although some interesting information is contained within it. Doyle's diaries themselves, on the other hand, are fascinating and fanciful--clearly not the work of a madman, though perhaps the work of an eccentric. Some of the drawings are just silly sketches, but there are some amazingly well-executed pieces in there as well. (The insights into his opinions on Irish political issues stand out in particul [...]

    3. Thank you Mr. David Silverman for introducing me to this book! I remember that you found a copy of this at a goodwill you'd worked at years ago and then you told me to look at your copy. it took me a while, but then i got obsessed! it's a facsimile copy of charles doyle's (aurthur's father) watercolor diaries while he wa incarcerated in a Dumfries mental asylum for 'insanity'.

    4. I found this at my local Good Will today. This might top the $19.00 cashmere coat for best thrift store find of all time.

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