Conan Doyle Info – Sherlock Holmes is Just the Beginning!

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.

The Hound of the Baskervilles

The Hound of the Baskervilles

In 1893 Sherlock Holmes met his death at Reichenbach Falls in "The Adventure of the Final Problem". His fans had to wait until 1901 to once again enjoy a novel featuring the great detective. That novel was "The Hound of the Baskervilles".

"In the shade", painting by Charles Altamont Doyle

His Mother

By anyone's definition Mary Foley Doyle, the mother of Arthur Conan Doyle, was an interesting woman. She saved the Doyle family from ruin when her husband was institutionalized. She gave her children hope for tomorrow with tales of past glories and victories. She also had a mysterious relationship with a man fifteen years her junior.

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.

Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes

Check out our impressive list of articles about Sherlock Holmes. Learn about the death of Sherlock, the inspiration for the character of Holmes and more.

An engraving of the Mary Celeste as she was found abandoned.

J. Habakuk Jephson's Statement

This short story, based on the mysterious events surrounding the brigantine Mary Celeste, was an early success for Conan Doyle. It also stirred up some controversy.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Scotland on May 22, 1859.  He was an author and the creator of Sherlock Holmes.  He’s also known for The Lost World and The White Company.

This site features articles about little- known aspects of Conan Doyle’s life including his time as a ship’s surgeon, his tangled love life and his troubled father.  Visit the quotations pages to find one of the largest collection of Conan Doyle quotations anywhere.

Conan Doyle Quotes to Make You Smile

Brothers are a blessing for one thing. There is no possibility of any young lady getting unreasonably conceited if she be endowed with them. ~ Our Derby Sweepstakes

More Funny Quotes

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Recommended Reading:

Teller of Tales: The Life of Arthur Conan Doyle

Teller of Tales: The Life of Arthur Conan Doyle

Winner of the 1999 Edgar Award for Best Biographical Work, this biography by Daniel Stashower is one of the reference books used to make this website.

Teller of Tales: The Life of Arthur Conan Doyle