Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Arthur Conan Doyle

Born: 22/05/1859 Died: 07/07/1930 Gender: Male Genre: Crime Fiction Occupation: Novelist

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was a writer and doctor, catapulted to fame by his stories featuring the master of logic and deduction, Sherlock Holmes. The enormous success of these detective tales allowed Conan Doyle to give up his medical practice in 1891 and dedicate himself to writing. His output was wide-ranging: plays, verse, memoirs, articles on sport, short stories, historical novels and finally supernatural novels and writings on spiritualism. Yet, much to his later frustration, his most successful creation remained Holmes.

Image source: Arthur Conan Doyle by Walter Stonemason © National Portrait Gallery, London

Featured works

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes

Title: Sherlock Holmes Published: 1904 Format: Prose Genre: Crime Fiction Learn more

An introduction to The Hound of the Baskervilles

Title: The Hound of the Baskervilles Published: 1901–1902 Format: Crime Fiction Genre: Gothic Learn more
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