Sherlock Holmes, the pipe-smoking, cocaine-and-morphine-sampling, deductive-reasoning though actually it was abductive reasoning Victorian detective created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Still, I find his performance in this film agreeably good-natured and sparky.
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See also Sherlock Holmes: Pioneer in Forensic Science. Arthur Conan Doyle, c. His short stories were collected in several volumes, and he also wrote novels e.
Conan Doyle, however, claimed the success of Holmes overshadowed the merit he believed his other historical fiction deserved, most notably his tale of 14th-century chivalryThe White Companyits companion piece, Sir Nigeland his adventures of the Napoleonic war hero Brigadier Gerard and the 19th-century skeptical scientist Professor George Edward Challenger.
The Newberry Library, Gift of C. Gates, ; in the National Portrait Gallery, London. Conan Doyle was knighted in for his work with a field hospital in BloemfonteinSouth Africaand other services during the South African Boer War.
Conan Doyle himself viewed his most important efforts to be his campaign in support of spiritualismthe religion and psychic research subject based upon the belief that spirits of the departed continued to exist in the hereafter and can be contacted by those still living.
He donated the majority of his literary efforts and profits later in his life to this campaign, beginning with The New Revelation and The Vital Message He discussed other spiritualist issues in his Case for Spirit PhotographyPheneas Speaksand a two-volume The History of Spiritualism Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Conan Doyle detailed what he valued most in life in his autobiographyMemories and Adventuresand the importance that books held for him in Through the Magic Door The best way to figure this out is to have a think about what books you love reading.
In all likelihood, the books you enjoy reading will be those you also enjoy writing. In Arthur Conan Doyle’s novel, The Hound of the Baskervilles, Doyle expresses his themes in numerous ways, some of which are subtle, while others are more obvious.
The themes in the novel include science versus superstition, appearance versus reality, and trust and betrayal. Arthur Conan Doyle, in full Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle, (born May 22, , Edinburgh, Scotland—died July 7, , Crowborough, Sussex, England), Scottish writer best known for his creation of the detective Sherlock Holmes—one of the most vivid and enduring characters in English fiction.
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Solving the Mystery in Doyle's The Hound of the Baskervilles. Sherlock Holmes deduced what was really going on by noting the failure of a dog to bark - thus identifying his master and therefore the murderer in The Hound of the Baskervilles, by Arthur Conan Doyle.