Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – Sherlock Holmes is Just the Beginning!

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Charles Altamont Doyle, 'Meditation, Self Portrait' 1885-93. V&A Museum no. P.12-1981

His Father

Conan Doyle wrote, "My father's life was full of the tragedy of unfulfilled powers and of underdeveloped gifts. He had his weaknesses, as all of us have ours, but he also had some very remarkable and outstanding virtues."

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Joseph Bell - Inspiration for Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Joseph Bell

Was Sherlock Holmes a real person? Not exactly, but Dr. Joseph Bell, the man who inspired the character of Sherlock Holmes shared many qualities with the famous detective.

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Encounter with Stegosaurus

The Lost World

The Lost World chronicles the adventures of four men who travel to the jungles of South America. There they discover a plateau inhabited by dinosaurs and ape-men.

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Timeline of Life of Conan Doyle

Conan Doyle was born in Scotland on May 22, 1859. He passed away on July 7, 1930. Between those two days he led quite a life! See a timeline for the professional and private life of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

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Cover of Beeton's Christmas Annual in 1887

List of Sherlock Holmes Fiction

Just how many Sherlock Holmes novels and short stories are there? Here's a list that includes the entire list and the date they were published.

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1891 Sidney Paget Strand portrait of Holmes for "The Man with the Twisted Lip"

Ask Sherlock Holmes

Are you mulling over a yes or no question? Why not ask an expert in deductive reasoning? Sherlock Holmes is at your service.

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This site is devoted to the life and work of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.  Here you’ll find information about Sherlock Holmes, The Lost World and Conan Doyle’s other writing.  You’ll also learn about his time as a ship’s surgeon,  his tangled love life, his troubled father and other aspects of his interesting life.  In addition, this site is also home to the largest collection of Conan Doyle quotations anywhere.

Conan Doyle – Straight from the Heart

Conan Doyle had a few things to say about the human heart.  Read his quotes about hearts

Heart Quotes

 

 

 

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