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Professor James Moriarty

The character of Professor James Moriarty makes quite an impression. For all his notoriety he appears in surprisingly few Sherlock Holmes stories.

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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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The case of Oscar Slater

The Oscar Slater Case

When William Gordon was released from Peterhead Prison he smuggled out a message from fellow prisoner, Oscar Slater. The message, written on waterproof paper and hidden under Gordon's tongue, was a plea for help. It was to be delivered to none other than Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

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"In the shade", painting by Charles Altamont Doyle

His Father

Learn more about the father of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Charles Altamont Doyle. Charles was a troubled artist and he had a prfound effect on his son's life.

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Assortment of whaling harpoons, 1887

Dr. Conan Doyle - Ship's Surgeon

In early 1880 Claude Augustus Currie planned to have the adventure of a lifetime. He was scheduled to go on a whaling expedition as ship's surgeon. At the last minute he couldn't go. He asked a fellow student to take his place. That student was Arthur Conan Doyle.

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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 and World War One

When World War One broke out in 1914 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle tried to enlist in the military stating, “I am fifty-five but I am very strong and hardy, and can make my voice audible at great distances, which is useful at drill.”  His offer was refused but that didn’t stop Sir Arthur from contributing to the war effort in every way possible.  In fact, he was active in defense of his country even before war broke out.

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The Death of Sherlock Holmes

As time went on Conan Doyle found himself more closely identified with Sherlock Holmes to the exclusion of his other works. “I weary of his name,” he told his mother. In his own mind the matter was settled. Holmes must die.

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Conan Doyle and the Titanic

After the Titanic sank in 1912 Conan Doyle and George Bernard Shaw had a very public disagreement about the disaster.

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