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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - Author

About the Author

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh in 1859 and died in 1930. Within those years was crowded 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 the nephew of 'Dickie Doyle' the artist, and was educated at Stonyhurst, and later studied medicine at Edinburgh University, where the methods of diagnosis of one of the professors provided the idea for the methods of deduction used by Sherlock Holmes.

He set up as a doctor at Southsea and it was while waiting for patients that he began to write. 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 and the Channel Tunnel 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 Conan Doyle killed him but was obliged by public protest to restore him to life. And in his creation of Dr Watson, Holmes's companion in adventure and chronicler, Conan Doyle produced not only a perfect foil for Holmes but also one of the most famous narrators in fiction. Penguin publish all the books about the great detective, A Study in Scarlet, The Sign of Four, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, The Hound of the Baskervilles, The Return of Sherlock Holmes, The Valley of Fear, His Last Bow, The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes, The Uncollected Sherlock Holmes and The Penguin Complete Sherlock Holmes.

Featured books by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Penguin Complete Sherlock Holmes

The Penguin Complete Sherlock Holmes

Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/11/2009

Sherlock Holmes is not only the most famous character in crime fiction, but arguably the most famous character in all fiction. In sixty adventures that pit his extraordinary wits and courage against foreign spies, blackmailers, cultists, petty thieves, murderers, swindlers, policemen (both stupid and clever), and his arch-nemesis Moriarty, Sherlock Holmes, together with his faithful sidekick Doctor John H. Watson, proves himself to be not only the quintessential detective but also the most engaging and entertaining company any reader could ask for. This beautiful new edition contains a new foreword by Ruth Rendell.

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Other books by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/11/2020

Moriarty the Patriot, Vol. 1

Moriarty the Patriot, Vol. 1

Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Ryosuke Takeuchi Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/10/2020

The untold story of Sherlock Holmes' greatest rival, Moriarty! Before he was Sherlock's rival, Moriarty fought against the unfair class caste system in London by making sure corrupt nobility got their comeuppance. But even the most well-intentioned plans can spin out of control-will Moriarty's dream of a more just and equal world turn him into a hero...or a monster? In the late 19th century, Great Britain rules over a quarter of the world. Nobles sit in their fancy homes in comfort and luxury, while the working class slaves away at their jobs. When young Albert James Moriarty's upper-class family adopts two lower-class orphans, the cruelty the boys experience at his family's hands cements Albert's hatred of the nobility he was born into. He asks the older of the two boys-who has a genius mind and a killer instinct-to help him rid the world of evil, starting with Albert's own family!

Round the Red Lamp

Round the Red Lamp

Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/09/2020

Round the Red Lamp

Round the Red Lamp

Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2020

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Lesley Gray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/08/2020

This classic edition of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is perfect for all ages: it comes complete with the novel, plus an introduction providing context and a glossary explaining key terms. * Fantastic value for Conan Doyle's The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes book * Easy to read font in an accessible format * Also available in Collins Classroom Classics The Sign of Four * A new introduction provides context * Bespoke glossary explains key terms

The hound of the Baskervilles

The hound of the Baskervilles

Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/08/2020

The hound of the Baskervilles

The hound of the Baskervilles

Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/08/2020

Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/08/2020

Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/07/2020

The Copper Beeches

The Copper Beeches

Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/07/2020

Includes QR codes for the free audiobooks Engaging illustrations that encourage interaction and mystery-solving Includes rarely-published titles amongst the Sherlock Holmes stories Fun-filled mystery solving that will introduce children to the world of classics

A Scandal in Bohemia

A Scandal in Bohemia

Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Stephanie Baudet Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/07/2020

Includes QR codes for the free audiobooks Engaging illustrations that encourage interaction and mystery-solving Includes rarely published titles amongst the famous Sherlock Holmes stories Fun-filled mystery solving that will introduce children to the world of classics

The Engineer's Thumb

The Engineer's Thumb

Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/07/2020

Includes QR codes for the free audiobooks Engaging illustrations that encourage interaction andmystery-solving Includes rarely published titles amongst the famous SherlockHolmes series Fun-filled mystery solving that will introducechildren to the world of classics

The Six Napoleons

The Six Napoleons

Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/07/2020

Includes QR codes for the free audiobooks Engaging illustrations that encourage interaction andmystery-solving Includes rarely published titles amongst the famous SherlockHolmes series Fun-filled mystery solving that will introduce children tothe world of classics

Charles Augustus Milverton

Charles Augustus Milverton

Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/07/2020

Includes QR codes for the free audiobooks Engaging illustrations that encourage interaction andmystery-solving Includes rarely published titles amongst the famous SherlockHolmes series Fun-filled mystery solving that will introduce children tothe world of classics

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