Arthur Conan Doyle
1859 - 1930 A writer an novelist, creator o the greatest detective in fiction, fae Edinburgh... Mar 24
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Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle DL (22 May 1859 – 7 July 1930 [ 1 ] ) was a Scottish physician and writer, most noted for his stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes , generally considered milestones in the field of crime fiction , and for the adventures of Professor Challenger . He was a prolific writer whose other works include fantasy and science fiction stories, plays, romances, poetry, non-fiction and historical novels. Life and career
Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle was a Scottish doctor, author and poet, and is most notably remembered for his stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes. Regarded as the leading light of crime and science fictions, the author is best known for the world popular character Sherlock Holmes and the adventures of Professor Challenger. Sir Arthur Doyle was a prolific writer and produced a prodigious output in a variety of genres ranging from science fictions to historical novels to plays and romances and non-fiction stories. The world famous character of detective Sherlock Holmes first appeared in his novel A Study in Scarlet in 1887, and from then on Sir Arthur began writing stories starring the character which resulted in about fifty five more Sherlock Holmes stories and four novels starring him. He wrote many fiction and non fiction works including The Stark Munro Letters, The Exploits of Brigadier Gerad, The Hound of the Baskervilles and his masterpiece The Lost World.
v Primary Sources v Arthur Conan Doyle, the son of Charles Doyle and Mary Foley, was born in Edinburgh on 22nd May 1859. Arthur's father was an alcoholic and the family was always short of money. At school, Arthur developed a strong interest in the books written by Sir Walter Scott and Edgar Allan Poe. Conan Doyle studied at Edinburgh University and helped to fund his course by working as a surgeon on Hope, a 400 ton whaler on a seven month voyage to the Arctic. The following year he worked on Mayumba, a passenger ship bound for West Africa.
Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930) was born in Edinburgh of an Irish Roman Cotholic family and was educated at Stonyhurst and Edinburgh University. From 1882 to 1890 he practised, not very successfully, as a doctor in Southsea. In 1887 Doyle created the most celebrated amateur detective in all fiction, Sherlock Holmes, in his very first book, A Study in Scarlet . From then until 1927, the year of The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes , Doyle was virtually the prisoner of his own creation.
John Buchan (1875-1940) Buchan was born in Perth in Scotland, the eldest of six siblings. At the age of five he sustained a skull fracture in a carriage accident. The resulting scar is still clearly visible in the photograph above. Trained as a barrister, he found more success as a publisher, writer and politician. He himself said ‘Publishing is my business, writing an amusement and politics my duty.’
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