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

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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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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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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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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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The Adventure of the Red-Headed League

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Quiz

Test your knowledge by matching the first line of the story from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes to its title.

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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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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.

Quotes about Money from Conan Doyle

What’s the saying by Benjamin Franklin?  The only thing certain about this life are death and taxes. See what Sir Arthur Conan Doyle had to day about money in our collection of money quotes.
Quotes about Money




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Sherlock Holmes: The Montana Chronicles

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