Tales of Long Ago

By Arthur Conan Doyle

ISBN: 9781847494108

192 pages

RRP: £6.39

Although he is best known to the public as the author of the Sherlock Holmes stories and other pioneering works of detective fiction, Arthur Conan Doyle successfully contributed to other genres, such as historical fiction, as demonstrated by this collection he compiled in 1922.

These vivid and enthralling stories – which take the reader to Roman Britain, ancient Carthage, Mecca at the time of the Prophet Muhammad and many other evocative settings – showcase the author’s knack for bringing to life diverse times and places and crafting enduring narratives. Tales of Long Ago is an entertaining and invaluable read for all those interested in this lesser-known facet of Conan Doyle’s writing.

Contains: ‘The Last of the Legions’, ‘The Last Galley’, ‘Through the Veil’, ‘The Coming of the Huns’, ‘The Contest’, ‘The First Cargo’, ‘An Iconoclast’, ‘Giant Maximin’, ‘The Red Star’, ‘The Silver Mirror’, ‘The Homecoming’, ‘A Point of Contact’.


  • Start a story by Conan Doyle and you cannot stop reading, whether you are ten or sixty.

    Michael Dirda

Arthur Conan Doyle

Arthur Conan Doyle (1859–1930) is the celebrated author of many adventure novels, including The Lost World and The Poison Belt, and the creator of the hugely popular detective stories of Sherlock Holmes.