Lot No. 249

Lot No. 249❮Reading❯ ➶ Lot No. 249 Author Arthur Conan Doyle – Oaklandjobs.co.uk From the master of the detective story and creator of Sherlock Holmes, the first ever tale to feature a supernatural mummy From the master of the detective story and creator of Sherlock Holmes, the first ever tale to feature a supernatural mummy. 1884 Oxford and a medical student buys up a bunch of Egyptian stuff at an auction including lot no 249 a mummy Shortly after, the medical student s laughable enemies start getting attacked by a mysterious assailant Surely it s not the mummy, what Arthur Conan Doyle may have written some stonking good detective yarns with Sherlock Holmes but his attempt at horror in Lot No 249 is pretty crap I ve never found Conan Doyle s writing to be especially standout and it s very plodding and 1884 Oxford and a medical student buys up a bunch of Egyptian stuff at an auction including lot no 249 a mummy Shortly after, the medical student s laughable enemies start getting attacked by a mysterious assailant Surely it s not the mummy, what Arthur Conan Doyle may have written some stonking good detective yarns with Sherlock Holmes but his attempt at horror in Lot No 249 is pretty crap I ve never found Conan Doyle s writing to be especially standout and it s very plodding and unexciting here The drawn out and unimpressive story is largely dull with little happening and populated with stereotypical English toffs speaking very plummy dialogue, what And the ending is beyond weak there are zero obstacles in the way, no tension I say, it s the literary equivalent of shooting fish in a barrel, what I suppose Conan Doyle should get points for being the first to use mummies as horror figures and the setting is quite atmospheric musty old rooms filled with Egyptian antiquities in Victorian England But I found the writing and storytelling style to be very dated and tedious compared to modern horror stories Lot No 249 s definitely not among Sir Arthur s best work Although not horrifying by today s standards, this was still a clever little tale and was an interesting look at wheremodern day mummy appearances got their roots. 2.5 5 This was read for my Gothic Fiction class And while I can appreciate how Arthur Conan Doyle was the first person to write a story about an evil mummy thank you Google , and to do a good representation of how the Victorians were obsessed with mummies and Egypt, I just found this story a little dull confusing I m not sure what could have made this better, but I felt an overall feeling of ehh while reading And that s, well, eh such a strange little story but defiantly unique and very nicely told.clearly it s not for everyone but i think hat if you enjoy a different story with supernatural elements sprinkled into it this will entertain you.i will reread this in the near future when i want a nice mummy story 3.5 Victorian ghost stories have this quintessential Englishness about them This example from Doyle is a good one, featuring a mummy 0 Not really horror, and this is from someone who is rubbish at horror, but it works, and I think that s because the setting is as important It did remind me a little of M.R James, but I guess that s normal.I just realised that I have lots of these Penguin Little Black Classics and that I really should get through them 3.5 Victorian ghost stories have this quintessential Englishness about them This example from Doyle is a good one, featuring a mummy 0 Not really horror, and this is from someone who is rubbish at horror, but it works, and I think that s because the setting is as important It did remind me a little of M.R James, but I guess that s normal.I just realised that I have lots of these Penguin Little Black Classics and that I really should get through them Could make it part of my intention to read at least one Classic a month Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is best known for his Sherlock Holmes stories and the Lost World, but he also wrote a few horror stories, among which are about mummies And the story Lot No 249 is probably his best short story, and a creepy one at that With old Oxford University as the setting, this tale is about a group of students sharing the same building for their lodgings One is a medical student, the other s course of study unmentioned, and the third with an interest in Eastern languages and i Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is best known for his Sherlock Holmes stories and the Lost World, but he also wrote a few horror stories, among which are about mummies And the story Lot No 249 is probably his best short story, and a creepy one at that With old Oxford University as the setting, this tale is about a group of students sharing the same building for their lodgings One is a medical student, the other s course of study unmentioned, and the third with an interest in Eastern languages and in possession of a very sinister looking Egyptian mummy Conan Doyle s superb storytelling is very much evident here, with the spooky prose and a sinister air of mystery that is best read during a stormy evening I was kinda disoppointed in the end, it was really easy and without any difficulties or complications. This was a fun little gothic horror story that I had no idea even existed until recently I love this author s Sherlock Holmes so had great expectations from this book This is about three young men who are students of Oxford University and one of them who is an Egyptologist owns a mummy Then some strange creepy events start happening involving this supernatural mummy.The back of the book says that this is the first ever tale to feature a supernatural Egyptian mummy I loved it. Read all my reviews on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is credited for being the first to write an evil mummy story This is that story I thought it was an interesting read, not in the least because these type of Victorian horror stories would hardly be called that today The story is in fact rather slow But what I liked about it most was how it showed the total craze for mummies everything Egyptian that was ongoing at the time Little Black Classics 121Read all my reviews on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is credited for being the first to write an evil mummy story This is that story I thought it was an interesting read, not in the least because these type of Victorian horror stories would hardly be called that today The story is in fact rather slow But what I liked about it most was how it showed the total craze for mummies everything Egyptian that was ongoing at the time Little Black Classics 121 One of the underrated and less appreciated classics of ACD, this story has actually acted as a template for lots and lots of works based on this particular genre.Which genre Sorry Sir Telling that might ruin your pleasure However, my humble advice to you would be to read this classic story of horror as soon as possible, especially since it s available free online Recommended.

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  • Paperback
  • 51 pages
  • Lot No. 249
  • Arthur Conan Doyle
  • English
  • 14 March 2019
  • 0241251567