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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Born 22 May 1859(1859-05-22)
Edinburgh, Scotland
Died 7 July 1930 (aged 71)
Crowborough, East Sussex, England
Occupation Novelist, short story writer, poet, doctor of medicine
Nationality Scottish
Citizenship United Kingdom
Genres Detective fiction, historical novels, non-fiction
Notable work(s) Stories of Sherlock Holmes
The Lost World
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.Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle, DL (22 May 1859 – 7 July 1930) was a Scottish[1] physician and writer, most noted for his stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes, which are generally considered a major innovation in the field of crime fiction, and for the adventures of Professor Challenger.^ Adapted from the stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

^ Some of the books are about Arthur Conan Doyle himself.

^ Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 4.6 out of 5 stars ( 9 ) 1.99 .
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.He was a prolific writer whose other works include science fiction stories, historical novels, plays and romances, poetry, and non-fiction.^ He was a prolific writer whose other works include science fiction stories, historical novels, plays and romances, poetry, and non-fiction.
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^ Other Doyle stories that employ animals include "The Copper Beeches" and The Hound of the Baskervilles .

^ In all these years, the public has developed an all-too serious vision of what was basically Victorian-era pulp fiction (Conan Doyle himself was quite embarrassed with Holmes's success, as his dream was to earn a reputation as "serious" writer of historical novels).
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Life

Early life

.Arthur Conan Doyle was born on 22 May 1859 in Edinburgh, Scotland, to father of Irish descent, Charles Altamont Doyle, and an Irish mother, née Mary Foley.^ In the year 1855, Charles Doyle married Miss Mary Foley.
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^ Alleyne Kingsley Conan Doyle born.
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^ Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, born on May 22, 1859; The Valley of Fear .
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His parents were married in 1855.[2]
.Although he is now referred to as "Conan Doyle", the origin of this compound surname (if that is how he meant it to be understood) is uncertain.^ Conan Doyle was older now.
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^ But although tea is mentioned in a number of the stories, nowhere does Conan Doyle name a specific variety that Holmes preferred.
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^ Now this was the sort of thing which really did send Conan Doyle into a white rage.
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.The entry in which his baptism is recorded in the register of St Mary's Cathedral in Edinburgh gives 'Arthur Ignatius Conan' as his Christian name, and the simple 'Doyle' as his surname.^ New revelation / by Arthur Conan Doyle.

^ Sir Arthur Conan Doyle again expounds and .
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^ Arthur Conan Doyle, 1859-1930 .
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.It also names Michael Conan as his godfather.^ The other two Christian names appear to have been picked to please the child's great-uncle and godfather, Michael Conan, who had moved to Paris in 1854 and was now Paris correspondent of the Art Journal.
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^ It is thought that Conan Doyle's namesake, his godfather, Michael Conan, actually gave him the two Christian names Arthur Ignatius to go with Conan Doyle.
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^ As Michael Conan and his wife, Susan, apparently had no issue, the matter of keeping the family name alive may have been important to him.
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[3]
.Conan Doyle was sent to the Roman Catholic Jesuit preparatory school Hodder Place, Stonyhurst, at the age of nine.^ Growing up, Doyle spent two years at a preparatory school of Hodder and then among the Jesuits at Stonyhurst.
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^ With financial help from his wider family, he went to Stonyhurst, the leading Roman Catholic public school, where he often found himself forced to stay over holidays such as Christmas, so tense was the situation at home.
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^ Both had strict moral precepts, Osler being the son of an Anglican clergyman and Conan Doyle of staunch Irish-Catholic parents.

.He then went on to Stonyhurst College, but by the time he left the school in 1875, he had rejected Christianity to become an agnostic.^ Unfortunately Cassidy had left the school by the time Conan Doyle was eleven and he was no longer happy in Stonyhurst from that time on.
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^ His family could not afford to send him to school, so he worked a series of jobs and attended medical college at the same time.
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^ Conan Doyle was a rebellious, bumptious boy and the staff of Stonyhurst was glad to be rid of the troublesome pupil when he graduated from the school to go on to college.
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[citation needed]
.From 1876 to 1881, he studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh, including a period working in the town of Aston (now a district of Birmingham) and in Sheffield.^ ACD continues medical studies, becoming surgeon's clerk to Joseph Bell at Edinburgh; also takes temporary medical assistantships with Dr Richardson (Sheffield), Dr Elliott (Ruyton-XI-Towns, Shropshire), and Dr Hoare (Birmingham), the last leading to a close friendship with his employer's family.
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^ Waller had trained in the University of Edinburgh and that is where Arthur was sent to carry out his medical studies.
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^ Young Doyle then continued his education by entering the University of Edinburgh to study medicine.
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[4] .While studying, he also began writing short stories; his first published story appeared in Chambers's Edinburgh Journal before he was 20.[5] Following his term at university, he was employed as a ship's doctor on the SS Mayumba during a voyage to the West African coast.^ First stories of RETUR appear in Strand .
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^ Publishes first story.
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^ In addition, in the same year Conan Doyle published a short story in Chamber's Journal (9).

He completed his doctorate on the subject of tabes dorsalis in 1885.[6]

Employment and the origins of Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes (right) and Dr Watson, by Sidney Paget.
.In 1882, he joined former classmate George Budd as his partner at a medical practice in Plymouth,[7] but their relationship proved difficult, and Conan Doyle soon left to set up an independent practice.^ Why not set up in practice for himself?
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^ In 1882 Doyle assisted George Budd with his medical practice in Plymouth.
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^ In a dynamic new portrayal of Arthur Conan Doyle's most famous characters, "Sherlock Holmes" sends Holmes and his stalwart partner Watson on their latest challenge.
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[8] .Arriving in Portsmouth in June of that year with less than £10 to his name, he set up a medical practice at 1 Bush Villas in Elm Grove, Southsea.^ Why not set up in practice for himself?
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^ ACD moves to Southsea, Portsmouth, in June.
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^ When a less than thriving medical practice left Sir Arthur Conan Doyle with a great deal of free time, he began to write the famous Sherlock Holmes stories.
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[9] .The practice was initially not very successful; while waiting for patients, he again began writing stories.^ With very few patients, Doyle attempted to make money by writing detective stories.
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^ As he settled into his practice, he wrote as often as time allowed and since he had few patients, he would often spend hours scratching out adventure stories as his desk.
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^ In between his few patients, he began jotting down notes about a story that he planned to write about a detective who lived on Baker Street in London and his faithful companion, a young doctor who had returned from action in Afghanistan.
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.His first significant work was A Study in Scarlet, which appeared in Beeton's Christmas Annual for 1887 and featured the first appearance of Sherlock Holmes, who was partially modelled after his former university professor Joseph Bell, to whom Conan Doyle wrote "It is most certainly to you that I owe Sherlock Holmes.^ First was Holmes's appearance.
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^ Partial contents: First Appearance of Sherlock Holmes (p.
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^ The initial appearance of Holmes and Watson into each other’s lives, and into ours, comes in A Study in Scarlet , published in the 1887 Christmas issue of Beeton’s Annual.
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... [R]ound the centre of deduction and inference and observation which .I have heard you inculcate I have tried to build up a man."^ For a man who has no particular natural astuteness to spend his days in inventing problems and building up claims of inductive reasoning is a trying occupation.
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^ I heard that, and I came down.” “You shut up the windows and doors the night before.
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^ "I had always heard, sir, that you were a very intelligent man," said he.
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[10] .Future short stories featuring Sherlock Holmes were published in the English Strand Magazine. Interestingly enough, Robert Louis Stevenson was able, even in faraway Samoa, to recognise the strong similarity between Joseph Bell and Sherlock Holmes: "[M]y compliments on your very ingenious and very interesting adventures of Sherlock Holmes.^ "This is not your daddy's Sherlock Holmes" by AsimovLives .
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^ The first six 'Adventures of Sherlock Holmes' published in George Newnes's Strand Magazine .
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^ The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes Contains stories published 1892"1893 in The Strand as further episodes of the Adventures .
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... [C]an this be my old friend Joe Bell?"[11] .Other authors sometimes suggest additional influences—for instance, the famous Edgar Allan Poe character, C. Auguste Dupin.^ This time with Harry Houdini (and the spirit presence of Edgar Allan Poe) investigating a mass-murder case where the victims are being killed by methods described in Poe stories.

^ Sherlock Holmes and his predecessor, Edgar Allan Poe's Auguste Dupin, were always fantasy detectives.
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^ Also, Conan Doyle had read the works of Edgar Allan Poe, including the 1841 “Murders in the Rue Morgue,” featuring inspector C. Auguste Dupin.
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[12]
.While living in Southsea, he played football for an amateur side, Portsmouth Association Football Club, as a goalkeeper, under the pseudonym A. C. Smith.^ A founder member of Portsmouth Football Association Club’s team, he also played cricket well into middle age.

^ Then living in obscurity in the coastal town of Southsea, near Portsmouth, the 30-year-old ophthalmologist was looking to advance his writing career.
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[13] .(This club disbanded in 1894 and had no connection with the Portsmouth F.C. of today, which was founded in 1898.) Conan Doyle was also a keen cricketer, and between 1899 and 1907 he played 10 first-class matches for the MCC.^ Conan Doyle's first wife, Louise .
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^ Conan Doyle was no plaster saint.
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^ During the summer he was again in first-class cricket.
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.His highest score was 43 against London County in 1902. He was an occasional bowler who took just one first-class wicket (although one of high pedigree — it was W.G. Grace).^ It was just who would get his evidence first.” .
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^ Against Cambridgeshire he took seven wickets for sixty-one runs.
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^ Who’s the one posting the first links?
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[14] Also a keen golfer, Conan Doyle was elected captain of Crowborough Beacon Golf Club, East Sussex, for the year 1910.

Marriages and family

Portrait of Arthur Conan Doyle by Sidney Paget, 1897
.In 1885, he married Louisa (or Louise) Hawkins, known as "Touie", who suffered from tuberculosis and died on 4 July 1906.[15] He married Jean Elizabeth Leckie in 1907, whom he had first met and fallen in love with in 1897. He had maintained a platonic relationship with her while his first wife Louisa was still alive, out of loyalty to her.^ He married Miss Jean Leckie in 1907 , whom he had first met and fallen in love with in 1897 but had maintained a platonic relationship with out of loyalty to his first wife.
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^ Conan Doyle's first wife, Louise .
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^ In 1885, Doyle married Louise Hawkins, the older sister of a patient of his who had died.
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Jean died in London on 27 June 1940.
.Conan Doyle had five children, two with his first wife (1) Mary Louise (28 January 1889 – 12 June 1906) and (2) Arthur Alleyne Kingsley, known as Kingsley (15 November 1892 – 28 October 1918), and three with his second wife, (3) Denis Percy Stewart (17 March 1909 – 9 March 1955), second husband in 1936 of Georgian Princess Nina Mdivani (circa 1910 – 19 February 1987; former sister-in-law of Barbara Hutton), (4) Adrian Malcolm (1910 – 1970) and (5) Jean Lena Annette (1912 – 1997).^ Conan Doyle was, at the time, in mourning for Louise.

^ New revelation / by Arthur Conan Doyle.

^ They had three children: Denis, Adrian and Jean.
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Death of Sherlock Holmes

.In 1890, Conan Doyle studied the eye in Vienna; he moved to London in 1891 to set up a practice as an ophthalmologist.^ In 1890 Doyle studied the eye in Vienna , and in 1891 moved to London to set up a practice as an ocularist.
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^ Why not set up in practice for himself?
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^ I should go to London and study the eye.
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.He wrote in his autobiography that not a single patient crossed his door.^ Conan Doyle opened a practice in elegant Upper Wimpole Street where, if you read his autobiography, not a single patient ever crossed his door.
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.This gave him more time for writing, and in November 1891 he wrote to his mother: "I think of slaying Holmes ...^ As Holmes had imagined, times had not been easy with him.
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^ This also gave him more time for writing, and in November 1891 he wrote to his mother: 'I think of slaying Holmes ...
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^ Guy Ritchie's awesome movie gave me a vital realization: we don't spend enough time thinking about Sherlock Holmes.
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and winding him up for good and all. .He takes my mind from better things."^ He takes my mind from better things."
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^ He takes my mind from better things.'
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^ "My mind kept turning on other things.
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.His mother responded, saying, "You may do what you deem fit, but the crowds will not take this lightheartedly."^ What you say may be used in evidence.
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^ Still, it may be as you say.
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^ "You may well say so.
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.In December 1893, he did so in order to dedicate more of his time to more "important" works—his historical novels.^ He was a prolific writer whose other works include science fiction stories, historical novels, plays and romances, poetry, and non-fiction.
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^ Even as Sherlock Holmes took off in the Strand magazine, the author valued other projects more, such as his historical novels.
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^ December 26, 2009 at 9:08 am Marco Trevisiol Saw this tonight and am in general agreeance with moonstruck4’s observations, although I liked it a bit more than he/she did.

.
Holmes and Moriarty fighting over the Reichenbach Falls.
^ Holmes and Watson at Reichenbach Falls 1991 .
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^ In "The Final Problem," published in December 1893 but set in 1891, Holmes encountered Professor Moriarty, the Napoleon of crime, in a mutually fatal showdown at Reichenbach Falls in Switzerland.
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^ Synopsis: Three years have passed since the death of Sherlock Holmes during his struggle with Professor Moriarty at the Reichenbach Falls, leaving Watson alone to investigate a difficult case.
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Art by Sidney Paget.
.Holmes and Moriarty apparently plunged to their deaths together down the Reichenbach Falls in the story "The Final Problem". Public outcry led him to bring the character back; Conan Doyle returned to the story in "The Adventure of the Empty House", with the explanation that only Moriarty had fallen but, since Holmes had other dangerous enemies, especially Colonel Sebastian Moran, he had arranged to be temporarily "dead" also.^ The figure of Holmes in the Conan-Doyle stories is something of an enigma.
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^ When Sherlock Holmes and Moriarty went over the falls, there was a massive public uproar which astonished Conan Doyle.
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^ Had he not also written the Sherlock Holmes stories (and others), and was only known for his life-after-death guff, Conan Doyle would be regarded as crackpot.
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.Holmes ultimately appeared in a total of 56 short stories and four Conan Doyle novels (he has since appeared in many novels and stories by other authors).^ For more detail see List of Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes short stories .
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^ Annotated Sherlock Holmes; the four novels and the fifty-six short stories complete.

^ The second Holmes novel, The Sign of Four, appeared in February 1890.
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Political campaigning

Arthur Conan Doyle's house in South Norwood, London
.Following the Boer War in South Africa at the turn of the 20th century and the condemnation from around the world over the United Kingdom's conduct, Conan Doyle wrote a short pamphlet titled, The War in South Africa: Its Cause and Conduct, which justified the UK's role in the Boer war and was widely translated.^ The toll of the war was cruel on Conan Doyle.
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^ Following the Boer War in South Africa at the turn of the century and the condemnation from around the world over Britain's conduct, Conan Doyle to wrote a short pamphlet titled The War in South Africa: Its Cause and Conduct which was widely translated.
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^ Arthur Conan Doyle World news .
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.Doyle had served as a volunteer doctor in the Langman Field Hospital at Bloemfontein between March and June 1900 [16].^ Includes a letter dated June 16, 1892, from Dr. Bell to Dr. Doyle.
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^ At Bloemfontein, up country, he found himself under just such a red-and-purple sunset as he remembered from his last night at the Langman Hospital.
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^ Without losing an instant, he volunteered as a medical doctor and sailed to Africa in February of 1900.
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.Conan Doyle believed that it was this pamphlet that resulted in his being knighted in 1902 and appointed Deputy-Lieutenant of Surrey.^ He believed he was knighted for his defence of them, in his pamphlet, in 1902.
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^ Conan Doyle believed that it was this pamphlet that resulted in his being knighted and appointed as Deputy-Lieutenant of Surrey in 1902 .
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^ Doyle Sir Arthur Conan - 4 results .
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.He also, in 1900, wrote the longer book, The Great Boer War.^ Doyle also wrote two political pamphlets justifying England's action in the Boer War.
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^ The great Boer war / by A. Conan Doyle Doyle, Arthur Conan, Sir, 1859-1930.

^ A great supporter of the military and the Empire, he served as a physician in the Boer war.
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.During the early years of the 20th century, Sir Arthur twice ran for Parliament as a Liberal Unionist, once in Edinburgh and once in the Hawick Burghs, but although he received a respectable vote, he was not elected.^ During the early years of the twentieth century Sir Arthur twice ran for Parliament, once in Edinburgh and once in the Border Burghs, but although he received a respectable vote he was not elected.
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^ Sherlock Holmes is a fictional detective of the late 19th and early 20th centuries who made his first published appearance in 1887.
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^ Twice Sir Nigel had been overborne, and twice Alleyne had fought over him until he had staggered to his feet once more.
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.Conan Doyle was involved in the campaign for the reform of the Congo Free State, led by the journalist E.D. Morel and the diplomat Roger Casement.^ Conan Doyle et le Congo ?

^ Officially, it was called the Congo Free State.
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^ For example, Lord Roxton, the handsome bachelor who explores the upper reaches of the Amazon, is mainly derived from Doyle's friend, Sir Roger Casement.
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.During 1909, he wrote The Crime of the Congo, a long pamphlet in which he denounced the horrors in that country.^ His subject, both for campaign- ing and for a booklet he wrote late in the year, was The Crime of the Congo, His quarry was Leopold the Second, King of the Belgians.
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^ "I am convinced/' he wrote in his introduction to The Crime of the Congo, first published in October, '09,.
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.He became acquainted with Morel and Casement and it is possible that together with Bertram Fletcher Robinson,[17] they inspired several characters in the novel, The Lost World (1912).^ In his exposé of the Piltdown hoax, Weiner mentions Doyle only incidentally, speculating that perhaps Doyle had gained some inspiration for his novel, The Lost World , from witnessing the excavation.
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^ The Lost World is a novel released in 1912 by Arthur Conan Doyle concerning an expedition to a plateau in South America where prehistoric animals (dinosaurs and other extinct creatures) still survive.
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^ The Lost World is a 1912 novel by Arthur Conan Doyle concerning an expedition to a plateau (native name is Tepuyes) in South America (Venezuela) where prehistoric animals (dinosaurs and other extinct creatures) still survive.
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.He broke with both when Morel became one of the leaders of the pacifist movement during the First World War, and when Casement was convicted of treason against the UK during the Easter Rising.^ Having lost a son in World War I, the formerly Catholic Conan Doyle turned to Spiritualism, a semi-religious movement that swept England.
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^ Sir Roger Casement convicted of high treason after Dublin Easter Week Rising and executed despite appeals for clemency by ACD and others.
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^ It was possibly the first time he lost a chance to be elevated to the House of Lords: his support for Roger Casement had, it is thought, cost him a baronetcy during the war.

.Conan Doyle tried, unsuccessfully, to save Casement from the death penalty, arguing that he had been driven mad and was not responsible for his actions.^ Conan Doyle was again galvanized into action.
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^ His explanation for a baffling disappearance, argued in Holmes' characteristic style, turns out to be quite wrong — evidently Conan Doyle was not above poking fun at his own hero.
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^ While Arthur Conan Doyle set his hero small, neat conundrums, this Holmes has the whole world to save.
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Miscarriages of justice

.Conan Doyle was also a fervent advocate of justice and personally investigated two closed cases, which led to two men being exonerated of the crimes they were accused of.^ It is eminently a case for personal investigation.
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^ Doyle also caused two cases to be reopened.
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^ This time with Harry Houdini (and the spirit presence of Edgar Allan Poe) investigating a mass-murder case where the victims are being killed by methods described in Poe stories.

.The first case, in 1906, involved a shy half-British, half-Indian lawyer named George Edalji, who had allegedly penned threatening letters and mutilated animals.^ The first concerned George Edalji.

^ The first case in 1906, involved a shy half-British, half-Indian lawyer named George Edalji, who'd allegedly penned threatening letters and mutilated animals.
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^ George Edalji case.
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Police were set on Edalji's conviction, even though the mutilations continued after their suspect was jailed.
.It was partially as a result of this case that the Court of Criminal Appeal was established in 1907, so not only did Conan Doyle help George Edalji, his work helped establish a way to correct other miscarriages of justice.^ So not only did Conan Doyle help George Edalji, his work helped to establish a way to correct other miscarriages of justice.
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^ It is important to note that partially as a result of this case the Court of Criminal Appeal was established in 1907.
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^ Works available online Doyle in Birmingham Doyle's life the George Edalji Case Referenced By .
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.The story of Conan Doyle and Edalji is told in fictional form in Julian Barnes' 2005 novel, Arthur & George.^ Arthur and George," is the toweringly humane Sir Arthur Conan Doyle .
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^ Adapted from the stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

^ New revelation / by Arthur Conan Doyle.

.In Nicholas Meyer's pastiche "The West End Horror"(1976), Holmes manages to help clear the name of a shy Parsee Indian character wronged by the English justice system.^ The bodies begin to stack up, Holmes is framed, and has to bring down the devil himself in order to clear his and Watson's good names.
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^ There is the situation, Mr. Holmes, in a nutshell, and if you can help us to clear it up you will have done a great work.” .
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^ Carl Verner The West End Horror (Nicholas Meyer) 12 {"My late husband, Carl, was descended from the Vernet family, which...Sherlock Holmes was descended from, too."
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In real life, Edalji was also a Parsee.
.The second case, that of Oscar Slater, a German Jew and gambling-den operator convicted of bludgeoning an 82-year-old woman in Glasgow in 1908, excited Conan Doyle's curiosity because of inconsistencies in the prosecution case and a general sense that Slater was framed.^ The commuting of the sentence, the many inconsistencies in the prosecution case and the general sense that Slater was being framed aroused Conan Doyle’s curiosity.

^ The second noted criminal case in which Sir Arthur Conan Doyle involved himself was that of Oscar Slater.

^ The second case of Oscar Slater, a German Jew and gambling-den operator convicted of bludgeoning an 82-year-old woman in 1908 -- excited Doyle's curiosity because of inconsistencies in the prosecution case and a general sense that Slater was framed.
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Spiritualism

.After the death of his wife Louisa in 1906, and the death of his son Kingsley, his brother Innes, his two brothers-in-law (one of whom was E. W. Hornung, the creator of the literary character Raffles), and his two nephews shortly after World War I, Conan Doyle sank into depression.^ Conan Doyle's first wife, Louise .
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^ Conan Doyle was again galvanized into action.
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^ The focus is not even on the characters that Doyle created.
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.He found solace supporting Spiritualism and its alleged scientific proof of existence beyond the grave.^ In fact, he was trying to use what crude "scientific" methods he knew at the time to try to prove the existence of the spiritual realm.
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^ Sir Arthur said the world was hopeless if the cenotaph picture was not proof enough to convert the world to a definite and proved belief, in the life beyond the grave.
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.In particular he favoured Christian Spiritualism, and encouraged the Spiritualists' National Union to accept an eighth precept, that of following the teachings and example of Jesus of Nazareth.^ A Saint is guaranteed to have been a Christian, and that allows the child to bear the name of a true follower of Christ Jesus, in effect, the name of Christ.
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[18]
.Kingsley Doyle died from pneumonia on 28 October 1918, which he contracted during his convalescence after being seriously wounded during the 1916 Battle of the Somme.^ Kingsley had been badly wounded on the Somme and had died of pneumonia in October 1918.
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^ I’m not a Doyle expert but as far as i am aware, His son Kingsley died October 28th 1918.
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^ Son Kingsley dies from combat wounds.
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.Brigadier-General Innes Doyle died in February 1919, also from pneumonia.^ Not long after, Innes, now a Brigadier General, also came down with pneumonia and died.
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^ "It is a turning-point in the history of war/' Conan Doyle wrote to Innes, now an Adjutant-General.
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^ Brigadier-General Doyle, returning to France after a joyous homecoming, had gone down with pneumonia like Kingsley.
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.Sir Arthur became involved with Spiritualism to the extent that he wrote a Professor Challenger novel on the subject, The Land of Mist.^ In 1902, he became Sir Arthur.
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^ Professor Challenger stories: the lost world, the poison belt, the land of mist, the disintegration machine, when the world screamed.

^ Houdini showed his huge collection of books on magic and related arts to Sir Arthur, who was duly impressed but noticed the lack of «good books» on Spiritualism, that is in favor of it.
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Frances Griffiths with the alleged fairies, taken by Elsie Wright in July 1917. One of the five photographs.
.His book The Coming of the Fairies (1921) shows he was apparently convinced of the veracity of the Cottingley Fairies photographs (which were exposed as a hoax decades later), which he reproduced in the book, together with theories about the nature and existence of fairies and spirits.^ He was apparently totally convinced of the veracity of the obviously faked Cottingley fairy photographs, which he reproduced in the book, together with theories about the nature and existence of fairies.
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^ One of the odder aspects of this involvement was his book The Coming of the Fairies (1921): He was apparently totally convinced of the veracity of the Cottingley fairy photographs, which he reproduced in the book, together with theories about the nature and existence of fairies.
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^ I was fascinated by stumbling across the existence of McLevy but have not found an ultimate website or font of information about him, which is why I put this together.
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.In his The History of Spiritualism (1926), Conan Doyle praised the psychic phenomena and spirit materialisations produced by Eusapia Palladino and Mina "Margery" Crandon.^ Conan Doyle and spiritualism .
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^ Conan Doyle's history of the Boer war .
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^ Dated October 21st, 1916, there appeared in the psychic magazine 'Light' Conan Doyle's article announcing his belief in communication with the dead.
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[19] .His work on this topic was one of the reasons that one of his short story collections, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, was banned in the Soviet Union in 1929 for supposed occultism.^ Mysteries and Adventures Collection (Nine adventure stories by the creator of Sherlock Holmes in one volume!
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^ Five Sherlock Holmes Stories 1993 .
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^ Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Collection of Short Stoires ) - A Scandal in Bohemia -One of the few stories where Sherlock Holmes is bested by the bad guy.
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[citation needed] This ban was later lifted. .Russian actor Vasily Livanov later received an Order of the British Empire for his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes.^ Arthur Conan Doyle praises an actor’s portrayal of Sherlock Holmes!
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^ Vasily Livanov was awarded the Order of the British Empire for his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes in the Russian TV series.
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^ In a dynamic new portrayal of Arthur Conan Doyle's most famous characters, "Sherlock Holmes" sends Holmes and his stalwart partner Watson on their latest challenge.
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.Conan Doyle was friends for a time with the American magician Harry Houdini, who himself became a prominent opponent of the Spiritualist movement in the 1920s following the death of his beloved mother.^ Conan Doyle was, at the time, in mourning for Louise.

^ Owen was a scholar who worked with Conan Doyle, and became a close friend of his.
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^ Yet, for himself, Conan Doyle admitted: .
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.Although Houdini insisted that Spiritualist mediums employed trickery (and consistently attempted to expose them as frauds), Conan Doyle became convinced that Houdini himself possessed supernatural powers, a view expressed in Conan Doyle's The Edge of the Unknown.^ Yet, for himself, Conan Doyle admitted: .
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^ Conan Doyle himself believed in fairies—a folly that would have sent his detective up the wall.
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^ He succeeds to a surprising degree, convincing us that The White Company and Sir Nigel (forgotten novels that Conan Doyle thought were his best) are indeed worth reading.
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.Houdini was apparently unable to convince Conan Doyle that his feats were simply illusions, leading to a bitter public falling out between the two.^ He succeeds to a surprising degree, convincing us that The White Company and Sir Nigel (forgotten novels that Conan Doyle thought were his best) are indeed worth reading.
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^ His explanation for a baffling disappearance, argued in Holmes' characteristic style, turns out to be quite wrong — evidently Conan Doyle was not above poking fun at his own hero.
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^ Between 1887 and 1927 Conan Doyle wrote four novels and fifty-six short stories featuring the Holmes character.
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[19]
.Richard Milner, an American historian of science, has presented a case that Conan Doyle may have been the perpetrator of the Piltdown Man hoax of 1912, creating the counterfeit hominid fossil that fooled the scientific world for over 40 years.^ But Conan Doyle was not a modern man.
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^ His Last Bow is a collection of seven Sherlock Holmes stories (eight in American editions) by Arthur Conan Doyle, as well as the title of one of the stories in that collection.
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^ The Lost World is a novel released in 1912 by Arthur Conan Doyle concerning an expedition to a plateau in South America where prehistoric animals (dinosaurs and other extinct creatures) still survive.
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.Milner says that Conan Doyle had a motive, namely revenge on the scientific establishment for debunking one of his favourite psychics, and that The Lost World contains several encrypted clues regarding his involvement in the hoax.^ Arthur Conan Doyle's other lost world .
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^ Arthur Conan Doyle World news .
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^ Author: conan doyle , Title: lost world .
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[20]
.Samuel Rosenberg's 1974 book Naked is the Best Disguise purports to explain how Conan Doyle left, throughout his writings, open clues that related to hidden and suppressed aspects of his mentality.^ Conan Doyle's best books.

^ NAKED IS THE BEST DISGUISE (1974) (S. Rosenberg) Absolutely awful, but very scholarly and erudite.

^ He succeeds to a surprising degree, convincing us that The White Company and Sir Nigel (forgotten novels that Conan Doyle thought were his best) are indeed worth reading.
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Death

Grave of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle at Minstead, England
Conan Doyle was found clutching his chest in the hall of "Windlesham", his house in Crowborough, East Sussex, on 7 July 1930. He died of a heart attack, aged 71. His last words were directed toward his wife: "You are wonderful."[21] The epitaph on his gravestone in the churchyard at Minstead in the New Forest, Hampshire, reads:

STEEL TRUE
BLADE STRAIGHT
ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE
KNIGHT
PATRIOT, PHYSICIAN & MAN OF LETTERS

.Undershaw, the home Conan Doyle had built near Hindhead, south of London, and lived in for at least a decade, was a hotel and restaurant from 1924 until 2004. It was then bought by a developer, and has been empty since then while conservationists and Conan Doyle fans fight to preserve it.^ Conan Doyle had it built into the house as their living-room, the centre of their lives.
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^ Victorian London has never looked so accurately dirty and literary fans will enjoy the wall-to-wall in-jokes and dialogue lifted directly from Conan Doyle's writing.
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^ Major J. B. Pond, Conan Doyle's impresario, with his huge head, his large spectacles, and his fan-shaped beard, enfolded the newcomer with enthusiasm.
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[15]
.A statue honours Conan Doyle at Crowborough Cross in Crowborough, where Conan Doyle lived for 23 years.^ Within weeks of Louise's death in July 1906, Conan Doyle was looking for a new house around Crowborough, where he went to live after his wedding to Jean in September the following year.
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^ MEMORIES & ADVENTURES Conan Doyle was in his early thirties when he decided to break with medicine and over the next ten years, he became increasingly more successful and and increasingly more of a public figure.
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^ "I had got into a rather nervous state," wrote Conan Doyle, "and was feeling the effects of my years of hard work.
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.There is also a statue of Sherlock Holmes in Picardy Place, Edinburgh, Scotland, close to the house where Conan Doyle was born.^ Conan Doyle: a biography of the creator of Sherlock Holmes, by Ivor Brown.

^ Arthur Conan Doyle praises an actor’s portrayal of Sherlock Holmes!
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^ Edinburgh stories of Arthur Conan Doyle.

Bibliography

Arthur Conan Doyle statue in Crowborough

Holmes books

Challenger stories

Historical novels

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  • Micah Clarke (1888)
  • The White Company (1891)
  • The Great Shadow (1892)
  • The Refugees (publ.^ La Grande ombre ( The Great Shadow , 1892), roman, traduit de l'anglais par Albert Savine.

    ^ Contains The White Company, which is signed by Conan Doyle, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, The Great Shadow, Uncle Bernac, Rodney Stone, The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard, Tragedy of the Korosko, The Green Flag, Stark-Monro Letters, Round the Red Lamp, Micah Clarke, The Refugees, A Duet With an Occasional Chorus, The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes.
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    ^ A few days later he was writing to Lottie: "You will be pleased, I am sure, to know that I have finished my great labour, and that The White Company has come to an end.
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    1893, written 1892)
  • Rodney Stone (1896)
  • Uncle Bernac (1897)
  • Sir Nigel (1906)

Other works

See also

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Notes and references

  1. ^ ""Scottish writer best known for his creation of the detective Sherlock Holmes"". Encyclopaedia Britannica. http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/170563/Sir-Arthur-Conan-Doyle. Retrieved 2009-12-30. 
  2. ^ Lellenberg, Jon; Daniel Stashower and Charles Foley (2007). Arthur Conan Doyle: A Life in Letters. HarperPress. pp. 8–9. ISBN 978-0-00-724759-2.  Stashower, Daniel (2000). Teller of Tales: The Life of Arthur Conan Doyle. Penguin Books. pp. 20–21. ISBN 0-8050-5074-4. 
  3. ^ Stashower says that the compound version of his surname originated from his great-uncle Michael Conan, a distinguished journalist, from whom Arthur and his elder sister, Annette, received the compound surname of "Conan Doyle" (Stashower 20–21). The same source points out that in 1885 he was describing himself on the brass nameplate outside his house, and on his doctoral thesis, as "A. Conan Doyle". However, other sources (such as the 1901 census) indicate that Conan Doyle's surname was "Doyle", and that the form "Conan Doyle" was only used as a surname in his later years.[citation needed]
  4. ^ SGMT - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: Author of the Sherlock Holmes detective novels.
  5. ^ Stashower 30–31.
  6. ^ Available at the Edinburgh Research Archive.
  7. ^ Arthur Conan Doyle & Plymouth.
  8. ^ Stashower 52–59.
  9. ^ Stashower 55, 58–59.
  10. ^ Independent, 7 August 2006.
  11. ^ Letter from R L Stevenson to Conan Doyle 5 April 1893 The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson Volume 2/Chapter XII.
  12. ^ Sova, Dawn B. Edgar Allan Poe: A to Z. New York: Checkmark Books, 2001. pp. 162-163. ISBN 0-8160-4161-X.
  13. ^ Juson, Dave; Bull, David (2001). Full-Time at The Dell. Hagiology. p. 21. ISBN 0-9534474-2-1. 
  14. ^ "London County v Marylebone Cricket Club at Crystal Palace Park, 23-25 Aug 1900". Static.cricinfo.com. http://static.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/1900S/1900/ENG_LOCAL/OTHERS/LONDON-CO_MCC_23-25AUG1900.html. Retrieved 2010-03-02. 
  15. ^ a b Leeman, Sue, "Sherlock Holmes fans hope to save Conan Doyle's house from developers", Associated Press, 28 July 2006.
  16. ^ Miller, Russell. The Adventures of Arthur Conan Doyle. New York: Thomas Dunne Books, 2008. pp. 211-217. ISBN 0-312-37897-1.
  17. ^ - BFRonline.biz.
  18. ^ Price, Leslie (2010). "Did Conan Doyle Go Too Far?". Psychic News (4037). 
  19. ^ a b Kalush, William, and Larry Sloman, The Secret Life of Houdini: The Making of America's First Superhero, Atria Books, 2006. ISBN 0-7432-7207-2.
  20. ^ Highfield, Roger, "The mysterious case of Conan Doyle and Piltdown Man.", The Daily Telegraph, Thursday 20 March 1997.
  21. ^ Stashower, p. 439.
  22. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o Bibliographic information from: Bleiler, Everett (1948). The Checklist of Fantastic Literature. Chicago: Shasta Publishers. p. 102. 
  23. ^ The War in South Africa by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - Project Gutenberg.
  24. ^ The great Keinplatz experiment, and other tales of twilight and the unseen, [WorldCat.org].

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Quotes

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I should dearly love that the world should be ever so little better for my presence.
^ "I should dearly love that the world should be ever so little better for my presence.
  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.mahalo.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Biography | Biography Online 9 February 2010 16:51 UTC www.biographyonline.net [Source type: General]

^ I should dearly love that the world should be ever so little better for my presence.
  • Arthur Conan Doyle - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
  • Arthur Conan Doyle - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Jump to: navigation , search I should dearly love that the world should be ever so little better for my presence.
  • Arthur Conan Doyle - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
  • Arthur Conan Doyle - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Even on this small stage we have our two sides, and something might be done by throwing all one's weight on the scale of breadth, tolerance, charity, temperance, peace, and kindliness to man and beast.^ Even on this small stage we have our two sides, and something might be done by throwing all one's weight on the scale of breadth, tolerance, charity, temperance, peace, and kindliness to man and beast.
  • Arthur Conan Doyle - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
  • Arthur Conan Doyle - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.mahalo.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - Sherlock Holmes Info 9 February 2010 16:51 UTC sherlockholmesinfo.wetpaint.com [Source type: General]
  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Biography | Biography Online 9 February 2010 16:51 UTC www.biographyonline.net [Source type: General]

^ "It seems to me that all the detectives of fact and fancy would be children in your hands," a justice of the peace named Trevor told the young man.

^ Petty thefts, wanton assaults, purposeless outrage -- to the man who held the clue all could be worked into one connected whole.
  • Quotes from Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes, page 7 of11 28 January 2010 0:50 UTC www.amk.ca [Source type: Original source]

We can't all strike very big blows, and even the little ones count for something.
.Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle (1859-05-221930-07-07) was a British writer, most famous as the creator of the character Sherlock Holmes.^ Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Wikipedia Arthur Conan Doyle was born on 22 May 1859 , in Edinburgh .
  • Aux Rendez-vous d'Anatole - Born on May 22 : Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of "Sherlock Holmes" 9 February 2010 16:51 UTC etablissements.ac-amiens.fr [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Why did Arthur Conan Doyle kill Sherlock Holmes?
  • Why did Arthur Conan Doyle kill Sherlock Holmes? 9 February 2010 16:51 UTC www.fluther.com [Source type: General]

^ Les mmoires de Sherlock Holmes Sir Arthur Conan Doyle .
  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle eBooks - Visit eBookMall Today! 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC ebooks.ebookmall.com [Source type: Original source]

See also: The .Sherlock Holmes series of stories.^ Sherlock Holmes story was published.

^ One story from Sherlock Holmes-Memoirs...

^ I am a huge fan of the Sherlock Holmes stories.
  • The Real Sherlock Holmes | Heretical Ideas Magazine 28 January 2010 0:50 UTC www.hereticalideas.com [Source type: General]

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The highest morality may prove also to be the highest wisdom when the half-told story comes to be finished.
  • The highest morality may prove also to be the highest wisdom when the half-told story comes to be finished.
    • The Boer War (1902)
  • These pictures are not occult, but they are psychic because everything that emanates from the human spirit or human brain is psychic.^ He was knighted in 1902 for his activity in the Boer War.
    • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Biography and complete works 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.booksfactory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The Boer War (1902) These pictures are not occult, but they are psychic because everything that emanates from the human spirit or human brain is psychic.
    • Arthur Conan Doyle - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Arthur Conan Doyle - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Two particularly awful stories in this collection, the adventures of the Mazarin Stone and the Three Gables, told in third person, may not have been written by Conan Doyle at all.
    • Visual Bookshelf on Facebook | The Complete Sherlock Holmes, Vol. 2(Barnes & Noble Classics) by Arthur Conan Doyle 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC apps.facebook.com [Source type: General]
    • Visual Bookshelf on Facebook | The Complete Sherlock Holmes, Vol. 2(Barnes & Noble Classics) by Arthur Conan Doyle 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC apps.facebook.com [Source type: General]

    It is not supernatural; nothing is. .It is preternatural in the sense that it is not known to our ordinary senses.
    It is the effect of the joining on the one hand of imagination, and on the other hand of some power of materialization.^ Under one hand, he was capable of writing brilliantly about deduction and pure logic, on the other, he was obviously fascinated by and inexorably drawn to the paranormal and ultimately to spiritualism.
    • Authors After Dark - Online Community for Readers & Authors of Mystery, Suspense, and Horror Fiction | About Arthur Conan Doyle 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.eyeonmystery.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ On the one hand, a great love had triumphed, but he had shown some of Holmes's steely calculation as he counted the days until Louise died and he was able to start a new life.
    • Lives & letters: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle | Books | The Guardian 9 February 2010 16:51 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: News]

    ^ Warning: One thing I want you to be clear - Some of these materials are highly controversial and downright shocking .
    • Secrets of Masons ::Ultimate Compendium Masonic 9 February 2010 16:51 UTC www.usfreeads.com [Source type: General]

    .The imagination, I may say, comes from me — the materializing power from elsewhere.^ The imagination, I may say, comes from me — the materializing power from elsewhere.
    • Arthur Conan Doyle - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Arthur Conan Doyle - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The attempt, whatever it may be, is to come off, we will say, before one o’clock.
    • Arthur Conan Doyle « ShortyStories.com-Short Story Collection... 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC shortystories.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ 'You may say that,' he cried with a wild laugh; 'The words come well from your lips.
    • The ring of Thoth (1890) by Arthur Conan Doyle 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC gaslight.mtroyal.ca [Source type: Original source]

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    • Before showing test footage from the movie The Lost World, based upon his novel, as a trick at the annual meeting of the Society of American Magicians in 1922. The New York Times ran a story the next day: DINOSAURS CAVORT IN FILM FOR DOYLE SPIRITIST MYSTIFIES WORLD-FAMED MAGICIANS WITH PICTURES OF PREHISTORIC BEASTS — KEEPS ORIGIN A SECRET — MONSTERS OF OTHER AGES SHOWN, SOME FIGHTING, SOME AT PLAY, IN THEIR NATIVE JUNGLES
  • I can tell you that it is no game for children, and I will confess that, in spite of my nine campaigns, I felt myself turn pale when the first ball flashed past me.^ This movie isn’t even based on one of the original stories.
    • Review: Sherlock Holmes Gives Brainy Detective Plenty of Brawn | Underwire | Wired.com 12 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.wired.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The Lost World film released.
    • The Lost World Read 2009 - Arthur Conan Doyle 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC lostworldread.com [Source type: News]

    ^ This movie will appear onscreen for first time with a new image.
    • Watch Sherlock Holmes online | Watch Movies online for free | Free Online Movies 12 January 2010 2:02 UTC mymovees.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    • (Of cricket) Adventures of Gerard (1903)

The Stark Munro Letters (1894)

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STEEL TRUE
BLADE STRAIGHT
  • The more we progress the more we tend to progress.^ "Steel True, Blade Straight" - Engraved upon Doyle's headstone .

    ^ STEEL TRUE BLADE STRAIGHT The more we progress the more we tend to progress.
    • Arthur Conan Doyle - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Arthur Conan Doyle - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ His grave memorial in part reads "Steel True, Blade Straight, Arthur Conan Doyle, Knight, Patriot, Physician, & Man of Letters."

    .We advance not in arithmetical but in geometrical progression.^ We advance not in arithmetical but in geometrical progression.
    • Arthur Conan Doyle - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Arthur Conan Doyle - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .We draw compound interest on the whole capital of knowledge and virtue which has been accumulated since the dawning of time.
    Some eighty thousand years are supposed to have existed between paleolithic and neolithic man.^ "The man is not a burglar, supposing that he ever existed.
    • The Valley Of Fear / Doyle, Arthur Conan 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It has become a bit of an unofficial tradition that we will go see a movies on Christmas and, since Christmas usually has some big openings, it is the only time of the year where I will (try to) tolerate the mostly inconsiderate masses and see a movie premier.
    • Sherlock Holmes // Current 12 January 2010 2:02 UTC current.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ While we’re in-between the glorious time of “Holidays” and “Raging New Year’s Parties Spent at Home Listening to The Ice of Boston,” it comes to our attention that there is news.
    • Sherlock Holmes // Current 12 January 2010 2:02 UTC current.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Yet in all that time he only learned to grind his flint stones instead of chipping them.^ While the movie isn't the greatest masterpiece of all time it is definitely Richie's only decent movie he's made in the past decade the last movie being Snatch.
    • Sherlock Holmes (2009) 12 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.theauteurs.com [Source type: General]

    ^ There may be few solid facts about Shakespeare the man, and yet not only do we want to know all about...
    • Arthur Conan Doyle - A Life 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.maccvs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ They’ve been looking for him all the time for their revenge, but it is only now that they have begun to find him out.” .
    • Arthur Conan Doyle « ShortyStories.com-Short Story Collection... 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC shortystories.com [Source type: Original source]

    .But within our father's lives what changes have there not been?^ There is nothing we want more in our lives than to have, at once, the fullest logic and the largest, most accurate feeling.
    • Mind and Sherlock Holmes / The Right of Aesthetic Realism to Be Known 12 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.aestheticrealism.net [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "On the contrary," quoth Sir Nigel, "there is much left to us, for there is a very honorable contention before us, and a fair lady for whom to give our lives.
    • The White Company / Doyle, Arthur Conan, Sir, 1859-1930 9 February 2010 16:51 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "It is a shrine of Our Lady," said Terlake, "and a blind beggar who lives by the alms of those who worship there."
    • The White Company / Doyle, Arthur Conan, Sir, 1859-1930 9 February 2010 16:51 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    The railway and the telegraph, chloroform and applied electricity. .Ten years now go further than a thousand then, not so much on account of our finer intellects as because the light we have shows us the way to more. Primeval man stumbled along with peering eyes, and slow, uncertain footsteps.^ Not much more to him than that.

    ^ This process has been going on now for ten long years.
    • The Valley Of Fear / Doyle, Arthur Conan 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Way, way, way more than meets the eye.
    • Sherlock Holmes - Theatrical Trailer | SPIKE 12 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

    .Now we walk briskly towards our unknown goal.
  • When you look closely it is a question whether that which is a wrong to the present community may not prove to have been a right to the interests of posterity.^ Other titles you may be interested in .
    • Arthur Conan Doyle - A Life 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.maccvs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ We look entirely towards you.
    • The Doings of Raffles Haw / Doyle, Arthur Conan, Sir, 1859-1930 9 February 2010 16:51 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I will now ask you to look at this bone."
    • The Lost World - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 9 February 2010 16:51 UTC www.gandatech.net [Source type: Original source]

    .That sounds a little foggy; but I will make my meaning more clear when I say that I think right and wrong are both tools which are being wielded by those great hands which are shaping the destinies of the universe, that both are making for improvement; but that the action of the one is immediate, and that of the other more slow, but none the less certain.^ It's fair to say that it wins one gamble, and struggles more with the other.
    • Sherlock Holmes review - Den of Geek 12 January 2010 2:02 UTC denofgeek.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I have one other client in England, and Dorak is my agent for both.
    • The Case Book Of Sherlock Holmes / Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ One more little scene, and I have done.
    • The Lost World - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 9 February 2010 16:51 UTC www.gandatech.net [Source type: Original source]

    .Our own distinction of right and wrong is founded too much upon the immediate convenience of the community, and does not inquire sufficiently deeply into the ultimate effect.
  • I should dearly love that the world should be ever so little better for my presence.^ I should at last be my own master."
    • Authors After Dark - Online Community for Readers & Authors of Mystery, Suspense, and Horror Fiction | About Arthur Conan Doyle 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.eyeonmystery.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Our little charities should be cosmopolitan.
    • The Doings of Raffles Haw / Doyle, Arthur Conan, Sir, 1859-1930 9 February 2010 16:51 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The matter should certainly be inquired into.
    • The Case Book Of Sherlock Holmes / Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Even on this small stage we have our two sides, and something might be done by throwing all one's weight on the scale of breadth, tolerance, charity, temperance, peace, and kindliness to man and beast.^ Even on this small stage we have our two sides, and something might be done by throwing all one's weight on the scale of breadth, tolerance, charity, temperance, peace, and kindliness to man and beast.

    ^ "It seems to me that all the detectives of fact and fancy would be children in your hands," a justice of the peace named Trevor told the young man.

    ^ There's a new track on our page, it's a song called « ONE AND ONE IS TWO ».
    • MySpace - Sherlock Holmes - 62 - Male - London, UK - myspace.com/sherlockholmesoflondon 12 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    We can't all strike very big blows, and even the little ones count for something.

Quotes about Doyle

  • STEEL TRUE
    BLADE STRAIGHT
    ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE
    KNIGHT
    PATRIOT, PHYSICIAN & MAN OF LETTERS

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Arthur Conan Doyle

Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle (May 22 1859July 7 1930[1]) was a Scottish doctor and author. He is well known because he wrote short stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes. He also wrote science fiction and historical stories.

He was born on 22 May, 1859 in Edinburgh. His mother was named Mary Foley and she was Irish. His father was named Charles Altamont Doyle and he was English. He went to Stonyhurst College. He became an agnostic by the time he left. He studied medicine at Edinburgh University in 1876 to 1881. He wrote short stories in his spare time. In 1882, he started working as a doctor in Southsea. He carried on writing short stories while he waited for patients. His first Sherlock Holmes story that was published was A Study in Scarlet. He died on 7 July, 1930 at the age of 71.

Some of his most famous books include The Hound of the Baskervilles, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and The Lost World.

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References

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