Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh in 1859 and died in 1930. His life was crowded with a variety of activity and creative work that made him an international figure and inspired the French to give him the epithet 'the good giant'. He was educated at Stonyhurst, and later studied medicine at Edinburgh University. There, one of the professors' methods of diagnosis provided the idea for the methods of deduction that would later be used by Sherlock Holmes.

Doyle began his career as a doctor at Southsea and it was while waiting for patients that he began to write. Over time, his growing success as an author enabled him to give up his practice and turn his attention to other subjects. He was a passionate advocate of many causes, ranging from divorce law reform to the issuing of inflatable life jackets to sailors. He also campaigned to prove the innocence of individuals, and his work on the Edjalji case was instrumental in the introduction of the Court of Criminal Appeal. He was a volunteer physician in the Boer War and later in life became a convert to spiritualism.

His greatest achievement was, of course, his creation of Sherlock Holmes, who soon attained international status and constantly distracted him from his other work. At one time, Doyle killed him off, but then he was obliged by public protest to restore his character to life. In his creation of Dr. Watson, Holmes's chronicler and companion in adventure, Doyle produced not only a perfect contrast for Holmes, but also one of the most famous narrators in fiction. The great books of Sherlock Holmes are:

  • A Study in Scarlet (1887)
  • The Sign of Four (1890)
  • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1892)
  • The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (1894)
  • The Hound of the Baskervilles (1902)
  • The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1905)
  • The Valley of Fear (1915)
  • The Last Bow (1917)
  • The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes (1927)

     

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Adventures and Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
by Arthur Conan Conan Doyle
from Penguin Classics
for 7th-Adult
in 19th Century Literature (Location: LIT6-19)
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Adventures and Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
Sterling Classics
by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, illustrated by Scott McKowen
Unabridged from Sterling Publishing Co.
for 7th-12th grade
in Sterling Classics (Location: FIC-STE)
$11.96
Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Reader's Digest World's Best Reading
by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, illustrated by Richard Lebenson
from Reader's Digest
in 19th Century Literature (Location: LIT6-19)
Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Books of Wonder
by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, illustrated by Barry Moser
from HarperCollins
for 7th-12th grade
in 19th Century Literature (Location: LIT6-19)
Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, illustrated by Sidney Paget
100th Anniversary from SeaWolf Press
in Seawolf Illustrated Classics (Location: FIC-SW)
$9.31
Brit. Lit. Volume 8
by Arthur Conan Doyle, Dorothy Sayers, G. K. Chesterton, Agatha Christie
from Logos School
for 10th-12th grade
in Logos Brit. Lit. (Location: LITCUR-LOG)
$17.85
ECL #07: Casebook of Sherlock Holmes
by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
from Classic Press
for 8th-Adult
in Educator's Classic Library (Location: FIC-ECL)
Extraordinary Cases of Sherlock Holmes
Puffin Classics
by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
from Puffin Books
Mystery for 6th-10th grade
in Puffin Classics (Location: FIC-PUF)
$6.79
Favorite Sherlock Holmes Detective Stories
by Arthur Conan Doyle
Unabridged from Dover Publications
in 19th Century Literature (Location: LIT6-19)
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Great Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Puffin Classics
by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
from Puffin Books
Mystery for 6th-10th grade
in Puffin Classics (Location: FIC-PUF)
$5.94
His Last Bow
by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Book Club from Book-of-the-Month Club
for 6th-Adult
in 19th Century Literature (Location: LIT6-19)
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His Last Bow
by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
100th Anniversary from SeaWolf Press
for 6th-Adult
in Seawolf Illustrated Classics (Location: FIC-SW)
$7.61
Hound of the Baskervilles
by Arthur Conan Doyle, Illustrated by Sidney Paget
100th Anniversary from SeaWolf Press
for 7th-Adult
in Seawolf Illustrated Classics (Location: FIC-SW)
$6.76
Hound of the Baskervilles
Oxford Children's Classics
by Arthur Conan Doyle
from Oxford University
for 7th-Adult
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Hound of the Baskervilles
Portland House Illustrated Classics
by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, illustrated by Sergio Martinez and Sidney Paget
from Portland House
Mystery & Suspense for 6th-10th grade
in Adventure Stories (Location: FIC-ADV)
Hound of the Baskervilles
Puffin Classics
by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Reissue from Puffin Books
for 6th-10th grade
in Puffin Classics (Location: FIC-PUF)
$6.79
Hound of the Baskervilles
Children's Classics
by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
from Dilithium Press, Ltd.
for 6th-10th grade
in Adventure Stories (Location: FIC-ADV)
Hound of the Baskervilles
by Arthur Conan Doyle
from Dover Publications
for 7th-Adult
in 19th Century Literature (Location: LIT6-19)
$3.40
Hound of the Baskervilles
Signet Classics
by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
from Signet Classics
Mystery for 9th-Adult
in 19th Century Literature (Location: LIT6-19)
$4.21
Hound of the Baskervilles
Whole Story Series
by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
from Viking Press
Mystery for 6th-10th grade
in Adventure Stories (Location: FIC-ADV)
Hound of the Baskervilles - Progeny Press Study Guide
from Progeny Press
in Progeny Press Literature Guides (Location: LIT-SGPP)
$24.99
Huguenot Inheritance Series
by Various Authors
from Inheritance Publications
Historical Fiction for 7th-10th grade
in Huguenot Inheritance Series (Location: FIC-WHO)
Illustrated Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, illustrated by Sidney Paget and numerous others
from Fall River Press
for 7th-Adult
in Mystery & Suspense (Location: FIC-MYS)
Illustrated Sherlock Holmes
by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
from Canterbury Classics
for 5th-8th grade
in 19th Century Literature (Location: LIT6-19)
$17.00 (1 in stock)
Lost World
by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
from Modern Library
for 9th grade-adult
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$10.20
Lost World
by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Illustrated by Harry Rountree
100th Anniversary from SeaWolf Press
for 9th grade-adult
in Seawolf Illustrated Classics (Location: FIC-SW)
$7.61
Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
by Arthur Conan Doyle, Illustrated by Sidney Paget
100th Anniversary Edition from SeaWolf Press
for 7th-Adult
in Seawolf Illustrated Classics (Location: FIC-SW)
$8.46
Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
Reader's Digest World's Best Reading
by Arthur Conan Conan Doyle
from Reader's Digest
for 7th-Adult
in 19th Century Literature (Location: LIT6-19)
$7.65 (1 in stock)
Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes
Illustrated Junior Library Series 4
by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
from Grosset & Dunlap
Mystery for 6th-10th grade
in Adventure Stories (Location: FIC-ADV)
Mysterious Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Puffin Classics
by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
from Puffin Books
Mystery for 6th-10th grade
in Adventure Stories (Location: FIC-ADV)
$5.94
New Annotated Sherlock Holmes Volume 1
by Arthur Conan Doyle
Non-slipcased edition from W. W. Norton and Co.
for 8th-Adult
in 19th Century Literature (Location: LIT6-19)
New Annotated Sherlock Holmes Volume 2
by Arthur Conan Doyle
from W. W. Norton and Co.
for 8th-Adult
in 19th Century Literature (Location: LIT6-19)
New Annotated Sherlock Holmes Volume 3
by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
from W. W. Norton and Co.
for 7th-Adult
in 19th Century Literature (Location: LIT6-19)
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Huguenot Inheritance Series #6
by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
from Inheritance Publications
Historical fiction for 7th-10th grade
in Huguenot Inheritance Series (Location: FIC-WHO)
$16.96
Return of Sherlock Holmes
Reader's Digest World's Best Reading
by Arthur Conan Doyle
from Reader's Digest
for 8th-Adult
in 19th Century Literature (Location: LIT6-19)
$6.80 (1 in stock)
Return of Sherlock Holmes
by Arthur Conan Doyle, Illustrated by Sidney Paget
1905 Illustrated from SeaWolf Press
for 8th-Adult
in Seawolf Illustrated Classics (Location: FIC-SW)
$9.31
Sherlock Holmes
Junior Deluxe Editions
by Arthur Conan Doyle, illustrated by Richard M. Powers
from Grosset & Dunlap
for 3rd-6th grade
in Adventure Stories (Location: FIC-ADV)
Sherlock Holmes for Children - Audiobook
by Jim Weiss
from Greathall Productions
for 3rd-8th grade
in Greathall Storyteller CDs (Location: CD-WEISS)
$8.00 (1 in stock)
Sherlock Holmes Reader
Courage Classics
by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
from Running Press
for 5th-8th grade
in Adventure Stories (Location: FIC-ADV)
$3.40 (1 in stock)
Sign of Four
by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
1892 Illustrated from SeaWolf Press
Mystery for 8th-Adult
in Seawolf Illustrated Classics (Location: FIC-SW)
$5.91
Study in Scarlet
by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Illustrated by George Hutchinson
1891 Illustrated from SeaWolf Press
Mystery for 8th-Adult
in Seawolf Illustrated Classics (Location: FIC-SW)
$6.37
Study in Scarlet & Hound of the Baskervilles
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by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
from Reader's Digest
Mystery for 6th-10th grade
in 19th Century Literature (Location: LIT6-19)
$6.80 (1 in stock)
Study in Scarlet & The Sign of Four
Dover Thrift Editions
by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
from Dover Publications
Mystery for 8th-Adult
in 19th Century Literature (Location: LIT6-19)
$2.98 $1.70 (1 in stock)
Valley of Fear
by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Illustrated by Arthur Keller
1915 Illustrated from SeaWolf Press
Detective Stories for 10th-Adult
in Seawolf Illustrated Classics (Location: FIC-SW)
$6.76
White Company
by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
from Dover Publications
Historical Fiction for 8th-Adult
in 19th Century Literature (Location: LIT6-19)
$11.01
White Company
Books of Wonder
by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (illustrated by N.C. Wyeth)
from William Morrow & Company
Historical Fiction for 9th-Adult
in 19th Century Literature (Location: LIT6-19)
White Company
by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Illustrated by N. C. Wyeth
100th Anniversary from SeaWolf Press
Historical Fiction for 8th-Adult
in Seawolf Illustrated Classics (Location: FIC-SW)
$11.01
White Company
by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
from A. L. Burt Company
Historical Fiction for 9th-Adult
in 19th Century Literature (Location: LIT6-19)
$10.20 (1 in stock)