Conan Doyle

By: Thomas Ward Jr.

Inspirations
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Sir Walter Scott Robert Louis Stevenson Edgar Allan Poe Guy de Maupassant and Emile Gaboriau

Conan Doyle

Arthur Conan Doyle's now-iconic mastermind sleuth ( Sherlock Holmes) and his companion Dr. John H. Watson redefined the detective genre. Conan Doyle's medical training under Dr. Joseph Bell and practical experience as a doctor in several locales and as ship's doctor are the foundation for Holmes's methods of deductive reasoning. "It is an old maxim of mine that when you have excluded the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth."--from "The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet".

The Beginning

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was born on 22 May 1859 in Edinburgh, Scotland was the eldest son was born to Roman Catholic parents Mary née Foley (1838-1921) and artist Charles Altamont Doyle (1832-1893) His father lead a life troubled by alcoholism and depression; after spending much time in mental institutions, he died in Scotland in 1893.

Education

Supported by an uncle, young Arthur's education started in 1868 at the Jesuit preparatory school Hodder in the Ribble Valley of Lancashire, England. He then attended Stonyhurst College, graduating in 1875 then he travelled to the town of Feldkirch in Austria to study at the Jesuit college. At Edinburgh University he studied medicine and met his mentor, professor and doctor Joseph Bell. Conan Doyle worked as doctor's assistant and ship's doctor, travelling to Africa on the steamer Mayumba. He graduated in 1885

Family
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. In August of 1885 he married Louise Hawkins (1856-1906) with whom he would have two children: daughter Mary Louise (b.1889) and son Alleyne Kingsley (1892-1918). Louise died of tuberculosis. A year later, on 18 September 1907 Conan Doyle married Jean Blyth Leckie (18721940) With Jean he had three children; Denis (1909), Adrian (1910), and Jean Lena Annette (1912).

His Works
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A STUDY IN SCARLET, 1887 - Kostaja / Vainottu / Punaisten kirjainten arvoitus THE MYSTERY OF CLOOMBER, 1889 MICAH CLARCE, 1889 THE FIRM OF GIRDLESTONE, 1889 THE CAPTAIN OF THE POLESTAR AND OTHER TALES, 1890 THE SIGN OF FOUR, 1890 - Neljän merkki THE WHITE COMPANY, 1891 THE DOINGS OF RAFLES HAW, 1891 BEYOND THE CITY, 1892 THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, 1892 - useita suomennoksia, Sherlock Holmesin seikkailuja 1904-05 THE REFUGEES, 1893 JANE ANNIE, 1893 (with J.M. Barrie) MYSTERIES AND ADVENTURES, 1893 THE GREAT SHADOW, 1893 THE PARASITE, 1894 THE MEMOIRS OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, 1894 - useita suomennoksia MY FRIEND THE MURDERER, 1894 ROUND THE RED LAMP, 1894

His Works Continued
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THE SURGEON OF GASTER FELL, 1895 THE STARK MUNRO LETTERS, 1895 RODNEY STONE, 1896 UNCLE BERNAC, 1896 THE EXPLOITS OF BRIGADIER GERALD, 1896 THE TRAGEDY OF THE KOROSKO, 1898 SONGS OF ACTION, 1898 A DUET: WITH AN OCCASIONAL CHORUS, 1899 THE MAN FROM ARCHANGEL, 1899 THE GREEN FLAG, 1900 THE GREAT BOER WAR, 1900 THE WAR IN SOUTH AFRICA: ITS CAUSE AND CONDUCT, 1902 THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES, 1902 - Baskervillen koira - film 1931, dir. by V. Gareth Gundrey, script Edgar Wallace and Gundrey; film 1939, dir. by Lidney Lanfield; film 1959, dir. by Terence Fisher; film 1977, dir. by Maul Morrissey; television film 2002, dir. by David Attwood THE ADVENTURES OF GERALD, 1903 THE RETURN OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, 1905 SIR NIGEL, 1906 BRIGADIER GERALD, 1906 THE STORY OF MR. GEORGE EDALJI, 1907 THROUGH THE MAGIC DOOR, 1907 WATERLOO, 1907 (with W. Gillette) ROUND THE FIRE STORIES, 1908 THE CROXLEY MASTER, 1909 THE CRIME OF THE CONGO, 1909

His Works Continued
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THE LAST GALLEY, 1910 ONE CROWDED HOUR, 1911 SONGS OF THE ROAD, 1911 THE LOST WORLD, 1912 - Kadonnut maailma - television film 2001, dir. by Stuart Orme, starring Bob Hoskins, Peter Falk, Tom Ward, Matthew Rhys, Elaine Cassidy, script by Tony Mulholland and Adrian Hodges THE CASE OF OSCAR SLATER, 1912 THE SPECKLED BAND, 1912 THE POISON BELT, 1913 - Myrkkyvyöhyke GREAT BRITAIN AND THE NEXT WAR, 1914 TO ARMS!, 1914 THE GERMAN WAR, 1914 WESTERN WANDERINGS, 1915 THE VALLEY OF FEAR, 1915 - Kauhun laakso A VISIT TO THREE FRONTS, 1916 THE ORIGIN AND OUTBREAK OF THE WAR, 1916 HIS LAST BOW, 1917 - Hänen viimeinen tervehdyksensä / Viimeinen tervehdys DANGER! AND OTHER STORIES, 1918 THE DEALINGS OF CAPTAIN SHARKEY, 1918 THE NEW REVELATION, 1918 THE VITAL MESSAGE, 1919 OUR REPLY TO THE CLERIC, 1920 A PUBLIC DEBATE ON THE TRUTH OF SPIRITUALISM, 1920 (with Joseph McCabe) THE GODS CAME THROUGH, 1920 SPIRITUALISM AND RATIONALISM, 1920 THE WANDERINGS OF A SPIRITUALIST, 1921 THE EVIDENCE FOR FAIRIES, 1921 FAIRIES PHOTOGRAPHED, 1921 OUR AMERICAN ADVENTURE, 1921 THE POEMS OF ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE, 1922 THE COMING OF THE FAIRIES, 1922 (with others) THE CASE FOR SPIRIT PHOTOGRAPHY, 1922 OUR SECOND AMERICAN ADVENTURE, 1923 THE LAST OF THE LEGIONS AND OTHER TALES OF LONG AGO, 1923

His Works Continued
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THE THREE OF THEM, 1923 TALES OF TERROR AND MYSTERY, 1923 TALES OF THE RING AND CAMP, 1923 THROUGH THE MAGIC DOOR, 1923 TALES OF PIRATES AND BLUE WATERS, 1924 TALES OF ADVENTURE AND MEDICAL LIFE, 1924 TALES OF TWILIGHT AND THE UNSEEN, 1924 MEMORIES AND ADVENTURES, 1924 THE SPIRITUALISTS' READER, 1924 translation: THE MYSTERY OF JOAN OF ARC, 1924 (by D. Leon and J. Murray) PSYCHIC EXPERIENCES, 1925 THE EARLY CHRISTIAN CHURCH AND MODERN SPIRITUALISM, 1925 TALES OF LONG AGO, 1925 IT'S TIME SOMETHING HAPPENED, 1925 EXILE, 1925 THE LAND OF THE MIST, 1926 THE HISTORY OF SPIRITUALISM, 1926 (2 vols.) PHENEAS SPEAKS, 1927 THE BRITISH CAMPAIGN IN FRANCE AND FLANDERS, 1928 (6 vols.) THE CASE-BOOK OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, 1927 - Sherlock Holmesin muistikirja THE COMPLETE SHERLOCK HOLMES, 1927 WHAT DOES SPIRITUALISM ACTUALLY TEACH AND STAND FOR, 1929

His Works Finally Finished
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THE MARACOT DEEP AND OTHER STORIES, 1929 THE CONAN DOYLE STORIES, 1929 AN OPEN LETTER TO THOSE OF MY GENERATION, 1929 OUR AFRICAN WINTER, 1929 THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 1929 WORKS, 1930 (24 vols.) THE EDGE OF THE UNKNOWN, 1930 THE CONAN DOYLE HISTORICAL ROMANCES, 1931 (2 vols.) COMPLETE PROFESSOR CHALLENGER STORIES, 1952 THE CROWN DIAMOND, 1958 STRANGE STUDIES FROM LIFE, 1963 THE ANNOTATED SHERLOCK HOLMES, 1967 ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE ON SHERLOCK HOLMES, 1981 UNCOLLECTED STORIES, 1982 ESSAYS ON PHOTOGRAPHY, 1982 LETTERS TO THE PRESS, 1986 THE SHERLOCK HOLMES LETTERS, 1986 THE NEW ANNOTATED SHERLOCK HOLMES, 2005 (volumes 1 and 2, edited with a foreword and notes by Leslie S. Klinger, an introduction by John le Carré)

Final Days and Death

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle died at his home "Windlesham" in Crowborough, Sussex, on 7 July 1930. He was first buried in the rose garden of Windlesham. When "His Beloved, His Wife" Jean died in 1940 he was reinterred to rest with her, "reunited", in the Minstead churchyard of Hampshire, England. His grave memorial in part reads "Steel True, Blade Straight, Arthur Conan Doyle, Knight, Patriot, Physician, & Man of Letters."

Work Cited

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http://www.online-literature.com/doyle/ http://www.kirjasto.sci.fi/acdoyle.htm www.literature.org/authors/doylearthur-conan/

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