NPR logo
The Birth of a Detective: 'Arthur and George'
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/5173075/5173076" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
The Birth of a Detective: 'Arthur and George'

Book Reviews

The Birth of a Detective: 'Arthur and George'

The Birth of a Detective: 'Arthur and George'
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/5173075/5173076" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
Detail from the cover of 'Arthur and George'

Detail from the cover of Arthur and George. hide caption

toggle caption

An infamous case of wrongful conviction — which took the efforts of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to resolve — is the subject of the new novel from Julian Barnes.

Arthur and George vividly details how the lives of two utter strangers intersected in what was known as "the Great Wyrley Outrages" 100 years ago.

In the process, Barnes weaves in echoes of the modern world.

Books Featured In This Story

Arthur And George

by Julian Barnes

Hardcover, 385 pages |

purchase

Buy Featured Book

Title
Arthur And George
Author
Julian Barnes

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and Terms of Use. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.