Conan doyle

Arthur Conan Doyle

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  • Family

    Arthur Conan Doyle was born in the capital of Scotland, Edinburgh. His father, Charles E. Doyle, was an artist and architect by profession, but he worked as a clerk in an office. The father died young and the Doyles were very poor.
    Arthur's mother was a very good story-teller and he remembered her fantastic stories all his life. The talent of story-telling was inherited by Arthur from his mother and it helped him as a writer.
  • University of Edinburgh

    University of Edinburgh
    The emblem of university After leaving school Conan Doyle became a student of the medical faculty at the University of Edinburgh. In his third year of studies he went as a ship doctor to the Artic and upon graduating from the University, he again went in a ship to Western Africa.
  • A Study in Scarlet

    A Study in Scarlet
    The imageHe began his medical practice in a small English town Southsea, where he spent eight years. Here, in 1887, he published his first detective story "A Study of Scarlet". Its main characters were Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, and they became the most popular characters of a great many of Conan Doyle's stories.
  • A Scandal in Bohemia

    A Scandal in Bohemia
    The photo"A Scandal in Bohemia" opened a collection of detective stories under the title "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes", The story was published in 1891 and soon after thet Baker Street became the well-known address of Sherlock Holmes.
  • Travelling

    The photoIn 1891 Conan Doyle gave up his medical work and devoted all his time to his literary activity. He also travelled much. He visited Europe, the USA and Egypt. In Norway he met Jerome K. Jerome, who wrote about that fact in one of his books.
  • Holme's Last Case

    Holme's Last Case
    The photo made in 1893The readers asked for more and more stories about Sherlock Holmes and for two years Conan Doyle wrote them. When he had written about twenty stories with Sherlock Holmes as the main detective, he was so tired of his stories that he decided "to kill Sherlock Holmes". He wrote a story, which he named "Holme's Last Case" (1893). In this story Holmes as killed during his struggle with Professor Moriarty. The writer hoped that after that he could begin writing other books.
  • The Hound of the Baskervilles

    The Hound of the Baskervilles
    The imageThe readers did not wish to lose their favourite character and ten years later the famous detective appeared again. In 1901-1902 one of the Conan Doyle's beat stories "The Hound of the Baskervilles" was published.
  • "The Lost World", "The Poisoned Belt"

    "The Lost World", "The Poisoned Belt"
    The photo made in 1913Beside detective storues, Conan Doyle also wrote historic novels, war books and an anticolonial book about the Belgian Congo. His two fantastic stories "The Lost World" (1912) and "The Poisoned Belt" (1913) were quite successful.
  • Death

    The photoHe died in 1930. After his death, the famouse detective Sherlock Holmes, together with his friend Dr. Watson, continued to live on the page of Conan Doyle's book. They are among the favourite characters of English literature. Tourists coming to London always go to visit Bakers Street to see the house where Sherlock Holmes lived.