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Interesting Facts about Arthur Conan Doyle
Jump to navigation. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, best known for creating the famous detective Sherlock Holmes, was a multi-faceted personality -- a doctor, a writer, journalist, and public figure. Did you know that the birthday of Sherlock's sidekick, Dr Watson, in whose voice Doyle writes the mystery tales, actually coincides with that of the author? Killing and resurrection of Holmes: In , Conan Doyle killed off Holmes, hoping to concentrate on more serious writing. A public outcry later made him resurrect Holmes.
Originally a physician, in he published A Study in Scarlet, the first of four novels about Holmes and Dr. Take a look below for 30 more fun and interesting facts about Arthur Conan Doyle. In addition to his Sherlock Holmes novels, Doyle wrote over fifty short stories featuring the famous detective. The Sherlock Holmes stories are generally considered milestones in the field of crime fiction. Doyle was a prolific writer. His non-Sherlockian works include fantasy and science fiction stories about Professor Challenger and humorous stories about the Napoleonic soldier Brigadier Gerard, as well as plays, romances, poetry, non-fiction and historical novels.
Through the influence of Dr. While a medical student, Conan Doyle was deeply impressed by the skill of his professor, Dr. Driven by public clamour, Conan Doyle continued writing Sherlock Holmes adventures through His short stories were collected in several volumes, and he also wrote novels e. Conan Doyle, however, claimed the success of Holmes overshadowed the merit he believed his other historical fiction deserved, most notably his tale of 14th-century chivalry , The White Company , its companion piece, Sir Nigel , and his adventures of the Napoleonic war hero Brigadier Gerard and the 19th-century skeptical scientist Professor George Edward Challenger.
The creator of this timeless character, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, has a legendary status in the literary world, and to say his novels have been influential would be a gross understatement., Here are things that you may not know about the writer. He reportedly bought a car without ever having driven one before.
Doyle would go on to write 60 stories about Sherlock Holmes. He also strove to spread his Spiritualism faith through a series of books that were written from to Doyle died of a heart attack in Crowborough, England on July 7, Although Doyle's family was well-respected in the art world, his father, Charles, who was a life-long alcoholic, had few accomplishments to speak of. Doyle's mother, Mary, was a lively and well-educated woman who loved to read. She particularly delighted in telling her young son outlandish stories. Her great enthusiasm and animation while spinning wild tales sparked the child's imagination.
He is well known because he wrote short stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes. He also wrote science fiction and historical stories. He became an agnostic by the time he left school. He studied medicine at Edinburgh University from to He wrote short stories in his spare time. In , he started working as a doctor in Southsea.