Rodney Stone

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Rodney Stone  (1896) 
by Arthur Conan Doyle
[Illustrated by Sidney Paget.] 'Rodney Stone is a Gothic mystery and boxing novel: adapted into a 1913 silent film, The House of Temperley; and dramatised as a four-part serial on BBC Radio 4 in 1983, which was repeated on BBC Radio 4 Extra in March 2020.

The eponymous narrator is a Sussex country boy who is the son of a sailor and wishes to go to sea himself. He is taken to London by his uncle Sir Charles Tregellis, a highly respected gentleman and arbiter of fashion who is on familiar terms with the most important people of Great Britain. The novel interweaves Rodney's coming-of-age story with that of his friend Boy Jim's boxing endeavours. A large portion of it deals with the famous bare-knuckle boxers of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Excerpted from Rodney Stone on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


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RODNEY STONE


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DOWN WE THUNDERED TOGETHER


RODNEY STONE

BY
A. CONAN DOYLE
AUTHOR OF "MICAH CLARKE," "THE WHITE COMPANY," ETC.

WITH ILLUSTRATIONS

LONDON

SMITH, ELDER & CO., 15, WATERLOO PLACE

1896



PREFACE

Amongst the books to which I am indebted for my material in my endeavour to draw various phases of life and character in England at the beginning of the century, I would particularly mention Ashton's "Dawn of the Nineteenth Century;" Gronow's "Reminiscences;" Fitzgerald's "Life and Times of George IV.;" Jesse's "Life of Brummell;" "Boxiana;" "Pugilistica;" Harper's "Brighton Road;" Robinson's "Last Earl of Barrymore" and "Old Q.;" Rice's "History of the Turf;" Tristram's "Coaching Days;" James's "Naval History;" Clark Russell's "Collingwood" and "Nelson."

I am also much indebted to my friends Mr. J. C. Parkinson and Robert Barr for information upon the subject of the ring.

A. CONAN DOYLE.

Haslemere,

September 1, 1896.



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