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The Face and the Mask: Short Stories, by Robert Barr (Paperback)

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The Face and the Mask: Short Stories, by Robert Barr (Paperback)

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Robert Barr (1849-1912) was a British-Canadian short story writer and novelist, born at Glasgow, Scotland. He is now remembered most for his science fiction and mystery stories. When Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes tales were making their literary splash, Barr published in the Idler the first Holmes parody, "The Adventures of Sherlaw Kombs" (1892), a spoof that was continued a decade later in another Barr story, "The Adventure of the Second Swag" (1904). Despite the jibe at the growing Holmes phenomenon, Barr and Doyle remained on very good terms. Doyle describes him in his memoirs Memories and Adventures as, "a volcanic Anglo -- or rather Scot-American, with a violent manner, a wealth of strong adjectives, and one of the kindest natures underneath it all."

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