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by Arthur Conan Doyle,Martin Edmonds

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ISBN: 0953483819
Author: Arthur Conan Doyle,Martin Edmonds
Language: English
Publisher: Company 164; New ed of 1894 ed edition (December 23, 1999)
Pages: 73
Category: Thrillers & Suspense
Subcategory: Unfathomable
Rating: 4.7
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The Parasite is definitely something different.

The skeptical Gilroy's fiancEe, Agatha, is put into a trance to prove. The Parasite is definitely something different. For some reason I was under the impression this was more science fiction, as Conan Doyle did actually dabble in sci-fi, such as The Maracot Deep, but this novella is more along the psychological thriller edge with vampiric overtones. A skeptic doctor becomes the target of a hypnotist, whose motives are not entirely black or white but are backed with an obsessive drive.

Although Arthur Conan Doyle is best known for his stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes, he was a prolific writer whose other works include science fiction stories, historical novels, plays, romances, poetry, and non-fiction. History & Fiction.

The Parasite is an 1894 novelette by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The Parasite makes use of a form of mind control similar to the mesmerism of the Victorian era; it works on some hosts but not others. The main character is a young man known as Austin Gilroy. He studies physiology and knows a professor who is studying the occult. The young man is introduced to a middle-aged woman known as Miss Penclosa, who has a crippled leg and psychic powers. She is a friend of the Professor's wife.

Arthur Conan Doyle was a British writer best known for his detective fiction featuring the character Sherlock .

Arthur Conan Doyle was a British writer best known for his detective fiction featuring the character Sherlock Holmes. His works also include fantasy and science fiction, as well as plays, romances, non-fiction and historical novels. This volume includes the fascinating mystery novel& Parasite& two intriguing short stories:& Love Affair of George Vincent Parker& Cabman& Story.

Arthur Conan Doyle Biography - There are some timeless characters in the history of English literature who not only . Sir Conan Doyle belonged to a Scottish family. Professionally he was a physician who later turned into a writer. Doyle was born in Edinburgh, Scotland on May 22, 1859.

Arthur Conan Doyle Biography - There are some timeless characters in the history of English literature who not only stood the test time but became even more radiant over the centuries. He was raised in an austere and affluent Scottish household. His father was an alcoholic who couldn’t earn as much praise for his work of art as his son, though made a name for himself.

Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930) was a Scottish writer and physician, most noted for creating the fictional detective Sherlock Holmes and writing stories about him which are generally considered milestones in the field of crime fiction. He is also known for writing the fictional adventures of a second character he invented, Professor Challenger and for popularizing the mystery of the Mary Celeste.

We have the chance to have Sir Arthur Conan Doyle himself in several silent and speaking movies. His works has been adapted on screen since his life time, and the total of adaptations is logically proportional to his huge amount of literary works. Most are Sherlock Holmes adaptations but some non-Sherlock Holmes stories like The Lost World or Rodney Stone have also been adapted since 1913.

Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle KStJ DL (22 May 1859 – 7 July 1930) was a British writer, who created the character Sherlock Holmes

Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle KStJ DL (22 May 1859 – 7 July 1930) was a British writer, who created the character Sherlock Holmes. Originally a physician, in 1887 he published A Study in Scarlet, the first of four novels and more than fifty short stories about Holmes and Dr. Watson. The Sherlock Holmes stories are generally considered milestones in the field of crime fiction.

Doyle, Arthur Conan, 1859-1930). Doyle, Arthur Conan, 1859-1930: Beyond the City (Gutenberg text). Doyle, Arthur Conan, 1859-1930: The Adventures of Gerard. illustrated HTML at Virginia. Doyle, Arthur Conan, 1859-1930: The Cabman's Story: The Mysteries of a London "Growler" (originally published anonymously in Cassell's Saturday Journal, 1884) (Gutenberg text).

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Oghmaghma
“The Parasite” is a short work of speculative fiction first published in 1894. It is written in the style of a personal and scientific diary maintained by Austin Gilroy, a professor of physiology who at the young age of thirty-four has attained one of the most prestigious chairs in an English university. Professor Gilroy is a skeptical but joy-filled man of science who is professionally devoted to logic and hard scientific evidence and personally engaged to the beautiful Agatha Marden. As the diary entries begin, Professor Gilroy is preparing to attend a gathering that his colleague Professor Wilson and his wife are hosting for a few members of the university community, including Agatha and her mother. Professor Wilson is a well-respected professor of psychology which Gilroy considers to be little more than a vague, mystical and indefinite pseudo-science.

At the Wilson’s party, Professor Gilroy is introduced to Helen Penclosa, a guest of the Wilson’s from the West Indies. Miss Penclosa is a small, frail woman, well over forty with relatively unremarkable but somewhat feline features. She walks with a crutch because of her crippled leg. Professor Wilson has been studying the remarkable mental abilities of Miss Penclosa, which include her ability to mesmerize and thereby control the actions of susceptible subjects. As it turns out, Professor Austin Gilroy is extremely susceptible to Miss Penclosa’s psychic powers; and over the course of a few weeks Miss Penclosa becomes a malevolent parasite inhabiting and controlling Professor Gilroy’s thoughts and actions.

The story has an interesting plot and is well written, but much that I have come to expect in Conan Doyle’s works is missing. Because of the personal-diary style, there is little opportunity for the author to indulge his great talent for descriptive details that bring people and places vividly to life. However, he does occasionally reveal his sardonic humor. Conan Doyle keeps the narrative relatively simple with regard to people, places and events, as would be expected in a diary maintained by a professional scientist. Much of the “diary” captures Professor Gilroy’s thoughts and speculations about how and to what extent he has been invaded and violated by the mesmerist. The book is relatively short, and I enjoyed it. I recommend it as a good read for anyone who wants to sample yet another and somewhat different offering from the wide-ranging works of this prolific author.
Celen
I have always enjoyed A. C. Doyle, especially his creation of Sherlock Holmes as well as others. When I saw "The Parasite" on Amazon and it was a "free e-book," I download it. Although not Holmes or other writings I was familiar with, I enjoyed it, although I had a hard time getting into it at first. Later in his life, Doyle did become fascinated with spiritualism and the paranormal, even befriending Houdini in his later years. The two of them became good friends, despite their opposing views on the supernatural. Houdini was delighted to learn that there was at least one intelligent person who believed in Spiritualism, and he found that man in his friend Conan Doyle.

"The Parasite" is a short story and nice quick read. The protagonist is Austin Gilroy, a physiologist, who is a realist and believes that the paranormal is nonsense. That is until he meets a mysterious woman who mesmerizes people; he is not only hypnotized by this woman, but he slowly becomes completely obsessed with her. Gilroy says: "This woman, by her own explanation, can dominate my nervous organism. She can project herself into my body and take command of it. She has a parasite soul; yes, she is a parasite, a monstrous parasite. She creeps into my frame as the hermit crab does into the whelk's shell. I am powerless! What can I do?" If you like Doyle in general, then you may like this book. The price was right for my Kindle!
Skillet
Other non-Holmes stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle have left me wishing he'd just stuck to Holmes. Not this one.

In this story, Doyle does not try to incorporate the deductive reasoning of Holmes, and he has created a very believable and interesting character who tells the story from the first person. "I" is not only hypnotized by a woman but his mind is at times completely taken over by her. She even forces him to pledge his love for her. Through sheer force of will, he is able to counter her control but never for long. After he tells her that he hates her, she makes him do and say things that make him look like a lunatic. And then...

Short. Fun to read. And like I said, this story works because it really is a departure from the Holmes character and doesn't need Holmes to make it work.

What can I say but I liked it?
Malodor
I can see now why Conan Doyle wanted people to read his non-Sherlock Holmes books, they're really good. I really liked this story, it definitely had me on the edge of my seat at the end.
FEISKO
I would definitely recommend this book to any fan of Arthur C. Doyle. The basic summary is a man experimenting with the powers of hypnotism. Gradually, though, the woman administering the hypnotic trance begins to fall in a selfish sort of love with him and uses her hypnotic powers in an attempt to control him in order to have him love her back.
Lavivan
THANK YOU to whoever is responsible for getting these classics in eBook form. I have loved re-reading all that I have downloaded over & over, just like when I was a kid.
Darkraven
Have always loved Sir Arthur. He has a conversational way of writing as if your sitting at 221B and listening intently as Sherlock and the good Doctor are off on another adventure. In his writings about the paranormal he still maintains his easy intimate way. I will always be a fan.
The Parasite is one of the best stories I have read by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle that is not of the Sherlock Holmes variety. Professor Gilroy, who considers himself a realist, is pursuaded by one of his associates to see a clairvoyant mystic character in action; sort of a scientific experiment. It gets out of hand and the professor finds he has taken on more than he can handle. She has him under her spell and it quickly goes down hill. The story is told in such a wonderful way that you find yourself almost pleding with the main character to get hold of himself, to stop what he is doing and run away. Suspenseful; holds your interest from start to finish. And the ending may surprise you as well. 5 stars! I don't usually give that high a rating; this is a good one.

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