Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – Sherlock Holmes is Just the Beginning!

Joseph Bell - Inspiration for Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Joseph Bell

Was Sherlock Holmes a real person? Not exactly, but Dr. Joseph Bell, the man who inspired the character of Sherlock Holmes shared many qualities with the famous detective.

His Father

Conan Doyle wrote, "My father's life was full of the tragedy of unfulfilled powers and of underdeveloped gifts. He had his weaknesses, as all of us have ours, but he also had some very remarkable and outstanding virtues."

Timeline of Life of Conan Doyle

Conan Doyle was born in Scotland on May 22, 1859. He passed away on July 7, 1930. Between those two days he led quite a life! See a timeline for the professional and private life of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Ask Sherlock Holmes

Are you mulling over a yes or no question? Why not ask an expert in deductive reasoning? Sherlock Holmes is at your service.

The Lost World

Conan Doyle didn't just write about Sherlock Holmes. He was also the author of The Lost World. The novel chronicles the adventures of four men who travel to the jungles of South America. There they discover a plateau inhabited by dinosaurs and ape-men.

List of Sherlock Holmes Fiction

Just how many Sherlock Holmes novels and short stories are there? Here's a list that includes the entire list and the date they were published.

This site is devoted to the life and work of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.  Here you’ll find information about Sherlock Holmes, The Lost World and Conan Doyle’s other writing.  You’ll also learn interesting facts about the life of Arthur Conan Doyle. You can read about his time as a ship’s surgeon, his tangled love life, his troubled father and more.  This site is also home to the largest collection of Conan Doyle quotations anywhere.

Quotes About Life

Sometimes it’s hard to figure things out.  So what does Conan Doyle have to say on the subject of life?

“Life is infinitely stranger than anything which the mind
of man could invent.” ~ A Case of Identity

More Quotes About Life by Conan Doyle

Quotes about Life

 

 

Recommended Reading:

The Sherlock Holmes Book (Big Ideas Simply Explained)

The book includes flowcharts that show how Holmes reaches his conclusions through deductive reasoning and character guides that are a handy reference for readers as well as an invaluable resource for fans of the Sherlock Holmes films and TV series.

The Sherlock Holmes Book (Big Ideas Simply Explained)