Conan Doyle Info – Sherlock Holmes is Just the Beginning!

Marriages of Conan Doyle

Conan Doyle's Marriages

A man is torn between loyalty to his dying wife and the passion he feels for another woman. While this sounds like the plot of a romance novel, it was Arthur Conan Doyle's daily struggle for almost ten years.

Life of Conan doyle

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.

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.

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.

Assortment of whaling harpoons, 1887

Dr. Conan Doyle - Ship's Surgeon

In early 1880 Claude Augustus Currie planned to have the adventure of a lifetime. He was scheduled to go on a whaling expedition as ship's surgeon. At the last minute he couldn't go. He asked a fellow student to take his place. That student was Arthur Conan Doyle.

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.

Quotes from The Hound of the Baskervilles

To all the world he was the man of violence, half animal and half demon; but to her he always remained the little wilful boy of her own girlhood, the child who had clung to her hand. Evil indeed is the man who has not one woman to mourn him. – The Hound of the Baskervilles

The Hound of the Baskervilles

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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