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The Crime of the Congo

Arthur Conan Doyle

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132 pages. Dimensions: 8.8in. x 6.0in. x 0.5in.Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote many more novels, stories, and works of nonfiction than the immortal tales of Sherlock Holmes. His interests, also, were broad-ranging. Conan Doyle became outraged upon learning of the abuses of human life that were committed as a result of Belgian King Leopold IIs efforts to conquer and strip the Congo of its natural resources. In little more than a week in 1909, he documented the human rights abuses in The Crime of the Congo. Two of the reformers who led the effort to stop the carnage in Africa were Edmund Dene Morel and Roger Casement, upon whom Conan Doyle based the characters of Edward Malone and Lord John Roxton in The Lost World. Although these two were later discredited, and Conan Doyle repudiated them, his involvement with the tragedy of the Belgian Congo not only influenced The Crime of the Congo, but also his classic, The Lost World. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9781603121668

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Title: The Crime of the Congo

Publisher: Aegypan

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Conan Doyle became outraged upon learning of the abuses of human life that were committed as a result of Belgian King Leopold II s efforts to conquer and strip the Congo of its natural resources In little more than a week in 1909 he documented the human rights abuses in The Crime of the Congo Two of the reformers who led the effort to stop the carnage in Africa were Edmund Dene Morel and Roger Casement upon whom Conan Doyle based the characters of Edward Malone and Lord John Roxton in The Lost World Although these two were later discredited and Conan Doyle repudiated them his involvement with the tragedy of the Belgian Congo not only influenced The Crime of the Congo but also his classic The Lost World The book was intended as an expose of the situation in the so called Congo Free State labelled a rubber regime by Conan Doyle an area occupied and designated as the personal property of Leopold II of Belgium and the serious human rights abuses occurring Indigenous people in the region were being brutally exploited and tortured particularly in the lucrative rubber trade Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote many more novels stories and works of nonfiction than the immortal tales of Sherlock Holmes His interests also were broad ranging Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote many more novels stories and works of nonfiction than the immortal tales of Sherlock Holmes His interests also were broad ranging Conan Doyle became outraged upon learning of the abuses of human life that were committed as a result of Belgian King Leopold II s efforts to conquer and strip the Congo of its natural resources In little more than a week in 1909 he documented the human rights abuses in The Crime of the Congo Two of the reformers who led the effort to stop the carnage in Africa were Edmund Dene Morel and Roger Casement upon whom Conan Doyle based the characters of Edward Malone and Lord John Roxton in The Lost World Although these two were later discredited and Co

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Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930) was a British writer best known for his detective fiction featuring the character Sherlock Holmes. Originally a physician, in 1887 he published A Study in Scarlet, the first of four novels about Holmes and Dr. Watson. In addition, Doyle wrote over fifty short stories featuring the famous detective. The Sherlock Holmes stories are generally considered milestones in the field of crime fiction. Doyle was a prolific writer; his non-Sherlockian works include fantasy and science fiction stories about Professor Challenger and humorous stories about the Napoleonic soldier Brigadier Gerard, as well as plays, romances, poetry, non-fiction and historical novels. One of Doyle's early short stories, "J. Habakuk Jephson's Statement", helped to popularize the mystery of the Mary Celeste.

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