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Arthur Conan Doyle

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was a British writer best known for creating Sherlock Holmes. His contributions to crime fiction remain unparalleled, making him a pioneer in the genre. Doyle was a prolific writer, having authored over 60 books and plays.

Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. Due to his father's alcoholism, his early life was marked by academic challenges and family strife. Doyle attended Jesuit schools before studying medicine at the University of Edinburgh. This medical background enriched his writing, especially the Sherlock Holmes series.

His first significant work, A Study in Scarlet (1887), introduced the character of Holmes, laying the foundation for a new era of detective fiction.

Doyle wrote historical novels, science fiction, and adventures, including the Professor Challenger series, starting with The Lost World (1912). Additionally, his stories of Brigadier Gerard were popular, blending humor with historical settings.

Despite his prolific output, Doyle felt overshadowed by his creation, Sherlock Holmes, whom he attempted to kill in The Final Problem (1893). Public outcry led Doyle to revive Holmes in subsequent stories. Ultimately, Holmes appeared in four novels and fifty-six short stories, profoundly shaping detective fiction. Doyle's innovative use of deduction in his Holmes stories has influenced countless writers and has been widely adapted into films, television series, and other media.

In addition to his writing, Doyle had a remarkable public life. As an advocate for justice, he took on real-life cases that led to the exoneration of two men. Moreover, his interest in spiritualism and the paranormal colored his later works and public lectures.

Sir. Arthur Conan Doyle died at his home in Crowborough, Sussex, England. He was 71 years old.
years of life: 22 May 1859 7 July 1930

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while the individual man is an insoluble puzzle, in the aggregate he becomes a mathematical certainty.
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He is a genius, a philosopher, an abstract thinker.
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“This is indeed a mystery,”

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    This book was amazing! Sherlock Holmes, the great detective discusses his early life, his time at university, his discovery of his talents, and his first few cases. The stories tell of his adventures with Dr. Watson and the mysterious crimes he solved.

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