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The Library of the World’s Best Literature. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

Arthur Conan Doyle (1859–1930)

Doyle, Sir A. Conan. A Scotch story- and romance-writer; born in Edinburgh, 1859. He was carefully trained for a physician, but went to London at twenty and adopted literature as a profession. His greatest success was won with the series of detective tales known as the Sherlock Holmes stories: ‘The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes,’ etc. He also wrote: ‘The Adventures of Brigadier Gerard’ (1895), a Napoleonic romance; ‘The Stark-Munro Letters’ (1895); a series of portraitures; and ‘Uncle Bernac’ (1897); ‘The Great Boer War’; ‘Return of Sherlock Holmes’ (1905); ‘The White Company’; ‘Micah Clarke’; ‘The Hound of the Baskervilles’ (1902); ‘The Lost World’ (1912). (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).