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Conan Doyle

By: Thomas Ward Jr.
Inspirations
 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
 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
 . 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 (1872-
1940)
 With Jean he had three children; Denis
(1909), Adrian (1910), and Jean Lena
Annette (1912).
His Works
 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
 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
 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
 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
 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
 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

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