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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle


Mike Easton

on 5 April 2010

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle By Mike Easton Early Life Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle was born on May 22, 1859, in Edinburgh, Scotland At the age of 9 he entered a Roman Catholic Jesuit Boarding School
He loathed the bigotry involved with his studies
He endured a grueling and brutal number of years, only finding comfort in the letters he wrote his mother
Sir Doyle graduated at the age of 17 After graduation, he moved on to study medicine at the University of Edinburgh There he met the most influential person in his life Dr. Joesph Bell
The professor was a master of deduction, observation and diagnosis
He would later serve as the inspriation for
Sherlock Holmes The Doctor and the Author In 1888 Sir Doyle published his first Sherlock Holmes Novel, A Study in Scarlet
In total he wrote 56 short stories and 4 novels In 1900 he volunteered to serve as a medical officer in the Boer Wars in Africa
Rather than fighting bullets, his main war was against Typhoid Fever
His experiences would later serve as an inspiration in writing The Great Boer War, a 500 page chronicle The Great Boer War is what Sir Doyle attributes to his reason for being knighted
Besides Sherlock Holmes and The Great Boer War, Sir Doyle is known for other novels such as The Lost World (not Jurassic Park) The Victorian Man Sir Doyle's novels captivated his audience's intrigue of mysteries and adventure
His novels were world renowned and cemented him as a popular British author in a great literary time He also aided in the founding of the Court of Criminal Appeal for his work against real miscarriages of Justice
He helped overturn a conviction of George Edalji, who had allegedly penned threatening letters and mutilated animals End Bibliography http://www.sherlockholmesonline.org/index.htm
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