WRITER

Arthur Conan Doyle

1859 - 1930

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Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle (22 May 1859 – 7 July 1930) was a British writer and physician. He created the character Sherlock Holmes in 1887 for A Study in Scarlet, the first of four novels and fifty-six short stories about Holmes and Dr. Watson. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Arthur Conan Doyle has received more than 9,494,472 page views. His biography is available in 120 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 114 in 2019). Arthur Conan Doyle is the 64th most popular writer (down from 50th in 2019), the 45th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 39th in 2019) and the 6th most popular British Writer.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is most famous for his Sherlock Holmes series.

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Notable Works

Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (11 stories)
catalepsy, amyl nitrate, suicide by hanging
Contains: [Silver Blaze](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL1518358W/Silver_Blaze) [Adventure of the Yellow Face](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL20571966W/Adventure_of_the_Yellow_Face) [Stock-Broker's Clerk](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL20619319W/Adventure_of_the_Stockbroker's_Clerk) [Adventure of the Gloria Scott](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL20619337W/Adventure_of_the_Gloria_Scott) [Adventure of the Musgrave Ritual](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL20619374W/Adventure_of_the_Musgrave_Ritual) Adventure of the Reigate Squire Crooked Man [Adventure of the Resident Patient](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL16090759W) Adventure of the Greek interpreter [Naval Treaty](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL14930289W/The_Naval_Treaty) Final Problem ---------- Also contained in: [Adventures and Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL1518128W) [Celebrated Cases of Sherlock Holmes](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL16076930W) [Complete Sherlock Holmes: Volume I](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL18188824W) [Complete Sherlock Holmes, Volume I](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL14929975W) [Short Stories](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL14929977W)
Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
amorality, Anglo-Saxons, Apaces
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of twelve short stories by Arthur Conan Doyle, first published on 14 October 1892. It contains the earliest short stories featuring the consulting detective Sherlock Holmes, which had been published in twelve monthly issues of The Strand Magazine from July 1891 to June 1892. The stories are collected in the same sequence, which is not supported by any fictional chronology. The only characters common to all twelve are Holmes and Dr. Watson and all are related in first-person narrative from Watson's point of view. Contains: [Scandal in Bohemia](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL14930611W/A_Scandal_in_Bohemia) [Red-headed League](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL14930336W/The_Red-Headed_League) [Case of Identity](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL14929939W/A_Case_of_Identity) [Boscombe Valley Mystery](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL18495288W/The_Boscombe_Valley_Mystery) [Five Orange Pips](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL1518120W/Five_Orange_Pips) [Man with the Twisted Lip](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL14930258W/The_Man_With_the_Twisted_Lip) [Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL1518317W/Adventure_of_the_Blue_Carbuncle) [Adventure of the Speckled Band](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL262561W/Adventure_of_the_Speckled_Band) [Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL1518318W/Adventure_of_the_Engineer's_Thumb) [Adventure of the Noble Bachelor](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL14929841W/Adventure_of_the_Noble_Bachelor) [Adventure of the Beryl Coronet](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL14929825W/Adventure_of_the_Beryl_Coronet) [Adventure of the Copper Beeches](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL1518116W/Adventure_of_the_Copper_Beeches) ---------- Also contained in: - [Adventures and Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL1518128W) - [Adventures of Sherlock Holmes](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL20624138W) - [Celebrated Cases of Sherlock Holmes](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL16076930W) - [Complete Sherlock Holmes](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL18188824W) - [Complete Sherlock Holmes: Volume I](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL14929975W) - [Illustrated Sherlock Holmes](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL1518342W) - [Obras completas de Conan Doyle: II](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL8132559W) - [Original Illustrated Sherlock Holmes](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL262528W) - [Original Illustrated 'Strand' Sherlock Holmes](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL262529W) - [Short Stories](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL18188661W)
Sign of Four
Andamanese, arrow poisons, bloguns
The Sign of the Four (1890), also called The Sign of Four, is the second novel featuring Sherlock Holmes written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. ---------- Also contained in: [Adventures of Sherlock Holmes](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL20624138W) [Adventures of Sherlock Holmes](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL18191906W) [Annotated Sherlock Holmes. 1/2](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL1518438W) [Best of Sherlock Holmes](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL262571W) [Boys' Sherlock Holmes](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL8696809W) [Celebrated Cases of Sherlock Holmes](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL16076930W) [Complete Sherlock Holmes](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL18188824W) [Complete Sherlock Holmes](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL14929975W) [Illustrated Sherlock Holmes](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL1518342W) [Original Illustrated Strand Sherlock Holmes](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL262529W) [Sherlock Holmes: The Novels](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL16018654W) [The Sign of the Four, A Scandal in Bohemia and Other Stories](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL20630338W) [Sign of the Four and Other Stories](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL20628655W) [Stories of Sherlock Holmes](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL262534W) [Tales of Sherlock Holmes](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL1518350W) [Tales of Sherlock Holmes](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL1518418W)
The Return of Sherlock Holmes
air guns, Americans, anise
***The one and only Sherlock Holmes is sensationally back from the dead, and devoting his life once more to examining the criminal complexities of the capital.*** Cases of mysterious codes, persecuted millionaires, stalkers, abductions, and a meeting with "the worst man in London" are all attacked with renewed vigor. ***But Holmes' old enemies are watching his every move, and waiting, and plotting.*** [Adventure of the Empty House](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL1518119W/The_Adventure_of_the_Empty_House) [Adventure of the Norwood Builder](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL262418W/Adventure_of_the_Norwood_Builder) [Adventure of the Dancing Men](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL262417W/The_Dancing_Men) [Adventure of the Solitary Cyclist](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL1518122W/Adventure_of_the_Solitary_Cyclist) [Adventure of the Priory School](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL1518319W/Adventure_of_the_Priory_School) Black Peter [Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL20621973W/Adventure_of_Charles_Augustus_Milverton) [Six Napoleons](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL20628495W) [Adventure of the Three Students](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL1518368W/Adventure_of_the_Three_Students) [Adventure of the Golden Pince-Nez](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL18191848W/Adventure_of_the_Golden_Pince-Nez) [Adventure of the Missing Three-Quarter](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL18191816W/Adventure_of_the_Missing_Three_Quarter) [Adventure of the Abbey Grange](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL17084226W/Adventure_of_the_Abbey_Grange) [Second Stain](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL18191864W/Second_Stain) ---------- Also contained in: [Celebrated Cases of Sherlock Holmes](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL16076930W) [Illustrated Sherlock Holmes](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL1518342W) [Original Illustrated Sherlock Holmes](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL1518150W) [Original Illustrated Strand Sherlock Holmes](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL262529W) [Short Stories](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL14929977W)
The Hound of the Baskervilles
Fiction, Dogs, Private investigators
The Hound of the Baskervilles is the third of the crime novels written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle featuring the detective Sherlock Holmes. Originally serialised in The Strand Magazine from August 1901 to April 1902, it is set largely on Dartmoor in Devon in England's West Country and tells the story of an attempted murder inspired by the legend of a fearsome, diabolical hound of supernatural origin. Sherlock Holmes and his companion Dr. Watson investigate the case. This was the first appearance of Holmes since his apparent death in "The Final Problem", and the success of The Hound of the Baskervilles led to the character's eventual revival.
A Study in Scarlet
Action & Adventure Fiction, aortic aneurysm, Battle of Maiwand
Sherlock Holmes investigates the murder of two Americans whose deaths have some mysterious connection to sinister Socialist groups gathering power in both Britain and America ---------- Also contained in: [Adventures of Sherlock Holmes](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL20624138W) [Annotated Sherlock Holmes. 1/2](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL1518438W) [Bedside Conan Doyle](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL14929890W) [Best of Sherlock Holmes](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL262571W) [Boys' Sherlock Holmes](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL8696809W) [Casebook of Sherlock Holmes](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL18193108W) [Celebrated Cases of Sherlock Holmes](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL16076930W/) [Complete Sherlock Holmes](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL18188824W) [Complete Sherlock Holmes: 1/2](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL14929975W) [Hound of the Baskervilles / Study in Scarlet](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL1518287W) [Illustrated Sherlock Holmes](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL1518342W) [Original Illustrated Strand Sherlock Holmes](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL262529W) [Sherlock Holmes: The Novels](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL16018654W) [Stories of Sherlock Holmes](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL262534W) [A Study in Scarlet and Other Stories](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL16742094W) [Tales of Sherlock Holmes](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL1518350W) [Tales of Sherlock Holmes](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL1518418W) [Treasury of Sherlock Holmes](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL262548W)

Among WRITERS

Among writers, Arthur Conan Doyle ranks 64 out of 7,302Before him are Oscar Wilde, Stefan Zweig, Marcel Proust, Giacomo Casanova, Ayn Rand, and Rabindranath Tagore. After him are Umberto Eco, Heinrich Heine, Romain Rolland, Bertolt Brecht, Nikolai Gogol, and Li Bai.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1859, Arthur Conan Doyle ranks 3Before him are Wilhelm II, German Emperor, and Pierre Curie. After him are Henri Bergson, Knut Hamsun, L. L. Zamenhof, Edmund Husserl, John Dewey, Svante Arrhenius, Alfred Dreyfus, Georges Seurat, and Yuan Shikai. Among people deceased in 1930, Arthur Conan Doyle ranks 1After him are Fridtjof Nansen, Alfred Wegener, Ilya Repin, Zewditu, Vladimir Mayakovsky, William Howard Taft, Allvar Gullstrand, Joan Gamper, Christiaan Eijkman, Fritz Pregl, and Miguel Primo de Rivera.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Arthur Conan Doyle ranks 45 out of 8,785Before him are John Maynard Keynes (1883), Alfred Hitchcock (1899), John Lennon (1940), John Major (1943), John Dalton (1766), and Bertrand Russell (1872). After him are David Ricardo (1772), Cecil Rhodes (1853), Richard Burton (1925), Sean Connery (1930), Francis Drake (1540), and Mary, Queen of Scots (1542).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Arthur Conan Doyle ranks 6Before him are William Shakespeare (1564), Lord Byron (1788), Agatha Christie (1890), Charles Dickens (1812), and Jane Austen (1775). After him are Daniel Defoe (1660), Emily Brontë (1818), Virginia Woolf (1882), Charlotte Brontë (1816), Lewis Carroll (1832), and Mary Shelley (1797).