About the Author
A prolific author of books, short stories, poetry, and more, the Scottish writer Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) is best known for the creation of one of literature’s most vivid and enduring characters: Sherlock Holmes. Through detailed observation, vast knowledge, and brilliant deduction, Holmes and his trusted friend, Dr. Watson, step into the swirling fog of Victorian London to rescue the innocent, confound the guilty, and solve the most perplexing puzzles known to literature.
Date of Birth:May 22, 1859
Date of Death:July 7, 1930
Place of Birth:Edinburgh, Scotland
Place of Death:Crowborough, Sussex, England
Education:Edinburgh University, B.M., 1881; M.D., 1885
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I read this version years ago, but recently read "The Hound of the Baskervilles" in it. I love the two column format and the original illustrations. The older I get the more I appreciate Holmes and Watson. I see the nuances of their relationship and the details of the world around them, rather than just trying to puzzle out the solutions. I think Laurie R. King has had something to do with that as well, enabling me to see Holmes as a man and not just a detecting machine.