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."
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.
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.
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.