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.
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.
Early in his writing career Conan Doyle became involved with a new magazine, "The Idler.” Through this connection he was able to meet other writers. That’s where Conan Doyle first came to know the man who would write Peter Pan, James Barrie.
“By a man’s finger-nails, by his coat-sleeve, by his boots, by his trouser knees, by the callosities of his forefinger and thumb, by his expression, by his shirt cuffs — by each of these things a man’s calling is plainly revealed. That all united should fail to enlighten the competent inquirer in any case is almost inconceivable.” ~ A Study in Scarlet