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									Arthur Conan DoyleArthur Conan Doyle
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was both a doctor and a believer in spirits, which may partly explain why his Sherlock Holmes is one of literature's most beloved detectives: Holmes always approaches his cases with the gentility and logic of a scientist, but the stories are suffused with an aura of the supernatural. Narrated by devoted assistant Dr. John H. Watson, Holmes's adventures were so addictive that fans protested the master deducer's "death" in 1893 and Doyle had to resurrect him.

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Fact File

Name:
Arthur Conan Doyle
Date of Birth:
May 22, 1859
Place of Birth:
Edinburgh, Scotland
Date of Death:
July 7, 1930
Place of Death:
Crowborough, Sussex, England
Education:
Edinburgh University, B.M., 1881; M.D., 1885





The Best Book to Read First

The Sherlock Holmes Books

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								The Hound of the Baskervilles, Author: 
								Arthur Conan Doyle.

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The Hound of the Baskervilles
by Arthur Conan Doyle
The Hound of the Baskervilles is considered by many to be the best of the Sherlock Holmes books. First appearing as a serial in The Strand magazine in 1901, by the time of its publication in book form eight months later, the tale had already achieved cult classic status.

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								A Study in Scarlet, Author: 
								Arthur Conan Doyle.
*  A Study in Scarlet (1887)
*  The Sign of Four (1890)
*  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1892)
*  The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (1894)
*  The Hound of the Baskervilles (1902)
*  The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1905)
*  The Valley of Fear; The Tragedy of Birlstone/The Scrowrers (1915)
*  His Last Bow: Some Reminiscences of Sherlock Holmes (1917)

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Beyond Sherlock Holmes

The Man Behind the Stories

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								The Lost World, Author: 
								Arthur Conan Doyle.

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The Lost World
by Arthur Conan Doyle
Doyle also dabbled in poetry, nonfiction writings on travels and war, historical novels, and science fiction, as in this title from his Professor Challenger books. Here, the professor discovers a plateau still inhabited by dinosaurs while on a scientific expedition to South America.

*The Poison Belt  by Arthur Conan Doyle
*The Supernatural Tales of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle  by Arthur Conan Doyle
*The White Company  by Arthur Conan Doyle
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								Teller of Tales: The Life of Arthur Conan Doyle, Author: 
								Daniel Stashower.

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Teller of Tales: The Life of Arthur Conan Doyle
by Daniel Stashower
Daniel Stashower's engagingly written biography details Doyle's remarkable life, from a stint on a whaling ship to army surgeon in the Boer War to friendships with Houdini and George Bernard Shaw.

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