Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Standard Name: Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan
Birth Name: Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle
Self-constructed Name: A. Conan Doyle
Titled: Sir
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle , active in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, was a journalist, novelist, and short-story writer, a scientific, medical, and spiritualist writer, and an autobiographer. His fame rests on his creation of the detective-hero Sherlock Holmes, whose adventures filled nine volumes when collected.
Redmond, Christopher. A Sherlock Holmes Handbook. Dundurn Press.


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Education Sophia Jex-Blake
Her admission was strongly opposed by many faculty members on the basis of gender, but most fervently by Sir Robert Christison . Jex-Blake had some supporters within the faculty as well, including Professor David Masson
Education Enid Bagnold
This small, progressive school, which emphasized the study of art, literature, and theatre, was founded and headed by Julia (Mrs Leonard) Huxley , mother of Aldous Huxley and sister of the novelist Mary Augusta Ward
Family and Intimate relationships Mary Agnes Hamilton
Apart from teaching his children outdoor skills on family holidays, he walked Mary Agnes daily to her first school in Aberdeen, talking with her all the way as to an intellectual equal, and dropping words...
Friends, Associates Rudyard Kipling
Kipling's fame brought easy acquaintances with celebrities. In November 1894, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle stayed as a guest in his American home. On the death in Samoa of Robert Louis Stevenson (whom he had never...
Friends, Associates Edith Somerville
ES attended a meeting of 8,000 spiritualists in the Albert Hall in London; speakers included Conan Doyle .
Collis, Maurice. Somerville and Ross: A Biography. Faber and Faber.
Friends, Associates Flora Thompson
Grayshott offered more extensive opportunities. As well as offering the usual library and penny readings, it was a centre for literary celebrities. During her work in the post-office FT observed and caught snatches of the...
Friends, Associates Mary Elizabeth Braddon
The Maxwells had frequent house guests and entertained regularly at both their houses. Later friends and acquaintances included Robert Browning , Mary Cholmondeley , Sir Arthur Conan Doyle , Ford Madox Ford , Thomas Hardy
Friends, Associates Katherine Cecil Thurston
Through the New Vagabonds Club , KCT may have met several other prominent authors of the day, including Sir Arthur Conan Doyle , Grant Allen , Pearl Craigie (who went by the pseudonym John Oliver...
Intertextuality and Influence Emmuska, Baroness Orczy
Her very first fiction, rejected with a kind message of encouragement from Mr Everett of C. Arthur Pearson , later became the germ of her successful first novel, The Emperor's Candlesticks. She had hit...
Intertextuality and Influence Margiad Evans
As a story-teller Evans has a sure grasp, making every tiny detail contribute to an effect which is understated but emotionally powerful. The named character in Miss Potts and Music is largely a peg for...
Leisure and Society May Crommelin
MC was a member of the Albemarle Club .
Who Was Who in Literature, 1906-1934. Gale Research.
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She also belonged to the Society of Authors , and acted as a steward (along with over a hundred other luminaries including Walter Besant
Literary responses Ann Radcliffe
Anna Seward , in letters which were to be published in AR 's lifetime, mixed her praise of her gothic oeuvre with some trenchant criticism.
Norton, Rictor. Mistress of Udolpho: The Life of Ann Radcliffe. Leicester University Press.
Nathan Drake called Radcliffe the Shakespeare of Romance Writers...
Literary responses Mary Augusta Ward
Arthur Conan Doyle considered this novel better than anything George Eliot had written.
Sutherland, John. Mrs. Humphry Ward. Clarendon Press.
Literary responses Mary Augusta Ward
Despite the vicissitudes in the sales of her fiction, MAW remained a major public figure from the time of Robert Elsmere's success until her death. Her popularity was in large part due to her...
Publishing Anne Marsh
Harriet Martineau was amazed when AM first read her one of these tales, The Admiral's Daughter, and felt that their hostess later that evening (Sarah Wedgwood ) must have been almost equally amazed...


18 January 1879: The Evangelical Boy's Own Paper was launched;...

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18 January 1879

The Evangelical Boy's Own Paper was launched; it circulated at a cost of one shilling.

January 1891: The middle-class monthly Strand Magazine...

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January 1891

The middle-class monthlyStrand Magazine began publication.

3 August 1916: In the aftermath of the Easter Rising, Irish...

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3 August 1916

In the aftermath of the Easter Rising, Irish nationalist Roger Casement , formerly Sir Roger, was executed for treason at Pentonville Prison in London for attempting to smuggle a shipment of German arms to Ireland.

13 July 1930: Six days after Sir Arthur Conan Doyle died,...

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13 July 1930

Six days after Sir Arthur Conan Doyle died, a seance was held as a memorial tribute at the Albert Hall in London.

October 1950: A Gallup Poll found that 48 percent of respondents...

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October 1950

A Gallup Poll found that 48 percent of respondents read detective fiction; among the favourite authors were Edgar Wallace , Conan Doyle , and Agatha Christie .


Mathers, Helen et al. The Fate of Fenella. Cassell, 1892.