Sunday, May 22, 2016

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle born 1859

Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle, born May 22, 1859, created one of the world's most famous and beloved sleuths, Sherlock Holmes. Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, he attended a Jesuit school in England before returning to Scotland and attending medical school.  His first work featuring Sherlock Holmes and Watson, "A Study in Scarlet" was purchased in 1886 and published the next year, to good reviews.

Doyle 'killed' Holmes in "The Final Problem" by having him and Professor Moriarty fall over Reichenbach Falls to their deaths.  He wanted to focus more on his historical fiction novels, which he preferred writing.  Of course, the public outcry was so great, he had to bring back Holmes.

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