Featuring History of Mystery/Detective Fiction and Other Literary Ramblings of Elizabeth Foxwell
Friday, May 22, 2015
Conan Doyle speaks on Holmes and spiritualism.
Arthur Conan Doyle, from Harper's Weekly, ca. 1893. NYPL
To mark Arthur Conan Doyle's 156th birthday today, listen to him talking about his inspirations for Sherlock Holmes (including Edgar Allan Poe and Dr. Joseph Bell) and his views on spiritualism. Sound files dated 14 May 1930 at the Centre for History and Analysis of Recorded Music, King's College London.