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The Work of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - Sherlock Holmes

Who was the criminal that inspired the character of Moriarty?  How often does Moriarty appear in the Sherlock Holmes stories?  Learn the answers to these questions and more from our article on Professor James Moriarty

221B Baker Street - Learn about one of the most famous addresses in all of literature!

The Hound of the Baskervilles - What inspired Conan Doyle to write about Sherlock Holmes again after the incident at  Reichenbach Falls?  It took a story of a ghostly hound to inspire Conan Doyle to bring the great detective back.  

The Death of Sherlock Holmes - Learn why Conan Doyle killed his most popular character,  Sherlock Holmes.

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.   

List of Sherlock Holmes Fiction - Just how many Sherlock Holmes stories are there?  Visit this page to make sure you've read them all!

A Seven-Percent Solution - The notion that Sherlock Holmes used cocaine seems absurd, but it's true.  Click here to learn more about the issue and its historical context. 

Sherlock Holmes - This page makes it easy to find essays, games, greeting cards and quotes dealing with Sherlock Holmes

Who's Who - Visit this page to get information about several of the most important people in the world of Sherlock Holmes. 

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The Work of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - Other Works

Conan Doyle and the Belgian Congo - In 1909 Conan Doyle, fueled by "a burning indignation, which is the best of all driving power", wrote a book in only eight days. Read about The Crime of the Congo and its relationship to The Lost World.

J. Habakuk Jephson's Statement - This short story, based on the mysterious events surrounding the brigantine Mary Celeste,  was an early success for Conan Doyle. It also stirred up some controversy.

The Lost World Did you know that the characters of Lord John Roxton and Edward Malone were based on two men that were later charged with treason?

Other Works of Fiction - Conan Doyle was a prolific writer.   If you've only read his Sherlock Holmes fiction then you're missing out.  Visit this page to see other items that Conan Doyle wrote.  

The White Company - During the Second World War the British government made sure that despite paper shortages The White Company  was kept in print.  The book was considered a national morale booster. 

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The Work of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - Treasures in Your Attic

Treasures in Your Attic - Imagine you find an old volume of The Hound of the Baskervilles.    How do people determine if they've got a first edition or just another book?  The resources on this page will help you make that determination.  

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