10 facts about sir arthur conan doyle

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Who doesn't know about Sherlock Holmes? The creator of this timeless character , Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, has a legendary status in the literary.

Interesting Facts about Arthur Conan Doyle

For that reason alone the great Scot could easily be granted legendary status. But if one were to apply Sherlockian style sleuthery to proceedings, a unique life and a rich character emerges that rivals even the best of his fiction. His first jobs were the medic on-board a whaling ship to the Artic Circle and as a medical officer aboard a steamship to Africa. He was barely 21 at the time, but it unlocked a sense of adventure that stayed with him throughout his entire life. Not content with being an incredibly gifted intellectual, Doyle was also an unfairly talented sportsman.

With an uncanny sense of detail and a keen eye for inimitable characters, Conan Doyle has riveted and delighted millions of readers over the course of the last century. Here are five interesting facts about him. Founded by English writer J. Barrie of Peter Pan fame , the Allahakbarries were an amateur cricket team whose members were some of most significant minds in British letters, from A. Milne and G. Chesterton to H. Wells and Sir Walter Raleigh.

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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. Doyle helped in popularising skiing: In , Doyle moved to Davros, Switzerland where he helped to popularise the winter sport.

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.

By Rachel Ward. He reportedly bought a car without ever having driven one before. In , he took part in the Prince Henry Tour, an international road competition organised by Prince Henry of Prussia to pit British cars against German ones. Doyle paired up with his second wife, Jean, as one of the British driving teams. It is, in fact, only one of his two middle names. Shortly after he graduated from high school he began using Conan as part of his surname.


  1. Pierre V. says:

    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.

  2. Ellis B. says:

    2. He was a professional cricketer

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