Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930) was a Scottish writer and physician, most noted for creating the fictional detective Sherlock Holmes and writing stories about him which are generally considered milestones in the field of crime fiction. He is also known for writing the fictional adventures of a second character he invented, Professor Challenger and for popularizing the mystery of the Mary Celeste. He was a prolific writer whose other works include fantasy and science fiction stories, plays, romances, poetry, non-fiction and historical novels. Supported by wealthy uncles, Doyle was sent to the Jesuit preparatory school Hodder Place, Stonyhurst, at the age of nine (1868-70). He then went on to Stonyhurst College until 1875. From 1875 to 1876, he was educated at the Jesuit school Stella Matutina in Feldkirch, Austria. He later rejected the Catholic faith and become an agnostic. He also later became a spiritualist mystic.
The New Revelationby Arthur Conan Doyle
The spiritual movement in the early part of the twentieth century had few proponents greater than Sir Arthur Conan Doyle--a medical doctor, soldier, intellect, and world-renowned author of the Sherlock Holmes series. In 1918, Doyle published The New Revelation--a firsthand account of his personal investigation into the world of Spiritualism, which embraced/i>
The spiritual movement in the early part of the twentieth century had few proponents greater than Sir Arthur Conan Doyle--a medical doctor, soldier, intellect, and world-renowned author of the Sherlock Holmes series. In 1918, Doyle published The New Revelation--a firsthand account of his personal investigation into the world of Spiritualism, which embraced areas that we refer to today as ESP, New Age philosophy, metaphysics, and psychic experiences. While some may view this work as a historical footnote, the answers to Sir Arthur's basic questions about life and death are as relevant today as they were then.
An original Introduction to the book by George J. Lankevich provides an insightful look at Doyle's personal life, and his friendship with magician Harry Houdini is brilliantly captured in the book's original Afterword.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is the world famous creator and author of the Sherlock Holmes stories. Having obtained a medical degree in 1881, Doyle practiced medicine for the next twenty years. Intertwined with his practice was his career as a writer--gaining him fame and fortune--and as an investigator of social injustice. In 1916, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle became intrigued with the psychic phenomena being explored in the spiritual movement of that time. For the remainder of his life, Doyle was a devout spiritualist, traveling throughout the world and lecturing to thousands of people on the topic.
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- Date of Birth:
- May 22, 1859
- Date of Death:
- July 7, 1930
- Place of Birth:
- Edinburgh, Scotland
- Place of Death:
- Crowborough, Sussex, England
- Edinburgh University, B.M., 1881; M.D., 1885
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