About the Author
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh of Irish ancestry, and came from an artistic family, with a father who was a painter and a grandfather who was a cartoonist.
Like Dr. Watson, who narrates almost all of the roughly sixty stories featuring Sherlock Holmes, Doyle was a physician. At medical school he studied under Dr. Joseph Bell who was renowned for his powers of forensic observation.
After medical school Doyle took two voyages as a ship’s surgeon where he met people from every part of the British Empire which gave him valuable insight for his stories. Later in his life he became very interested in spiritualism and politics, topics that surfaced in his later works. In fact it was for The Great Boer War (1902) justifying British colonial policy, that Doyle was knighted.
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About the Author
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
To put it bluntly the reading can be dry, devoid of emotion. But thats what makes a Sherlock Holmes novel its remarkable and ingenious self. This book is just that, a remarkable and ingenious assortment of the imaginings of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle spread throughout short stories portraying Sherlock Holmes. These adventures and memoirs will present to you the better part of the Sherlock Holme's series as it contains stories like A Scandal in Bohemia, a thrilling blackmail of foreign royalty, and numerous other infamous tales. The feats of intuition he performs in these stories ,like the remarkable events foreseen in The Red Headed League to the most miniscule observations Holmes conceives, will surpass your wildest imaginings. Because of these aspects any Sherlock Holmes novel will provide an exhilarating read that can keep you guessing until the very end.
Im 12 and i love this book its not a fast rea but its a good book i love it from the scandle in bohema to many other great storys