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James Playsted Wood
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Wood has written three other biographies of British writers for young adults. The writers—Lewis Carroll, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and H. G. Wellsare identified with the Victorian era, although Doyle and Wells lived into the twentieth century. All three wrote books that appeal to mature readers as well as young adults.

In The Man Who Hated Sherlock Holmes, Wood gives a lively account of Conan Doyle's life, concentrating on his attempts as a writer to build his reputation on something other than his Sherlock Holmes detective stories. Conan Doyle also wrote romances such as The White Company (1891) and Rodney Stone (1896), but readers still identify ,him with the great detective.

The Snark Was a Boojum is a rather frank biography of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known as Lewis Carroll.

Wood hints that Dodgson was somewhat abnormal in his sexual tastes, although the life that emerges in this...

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
The Lantern Bearer: A Life of Robert Louis Stevenson from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
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