Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - Featured Author Biography May 2013

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

  May 22, 1859
  July 7, 1930
Main genre:
  Mystery, Science Fiction

     Born in Scotland, Doyle was an author and physician. While he is most known as the creator of Sherlock Holmes he also wrote historical books and a series of science fiction novels as well. He traveled extensively, employed as a ship's surgeon before opening his own ophthalmology office which he purportedly had no patients.

     Doyle attempted to kill off his world famous character Sherlock Holmes in 1893 in order to make more time for writing historical novels. Due to public outcry, and at his mother's urgings, Doyle began creating more adventures for Holmes and Watson in 1901 with the publication of The Hound of the Baskervilles. Doyle eventually wrote four novels and 56 short stories of the life of the world famous detective.

This month I plan to read :

book cover art for The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle book cover art for The Parasite by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle book cover art for The Adventures of the Cardboard Box by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle book cover art for The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle

     As with most classics, these novels are within the public domain and available for download as a free ebook on Amazon and/or Goodreads. Information for this short biography was collected from Wikipedia

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