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NA394812 - DOYLE, A.C.: Hound of the Baskervilles (The) (Abridged)

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Young Adult Classics – The Hound of the Baskervilles


Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Life

1859 Born 22 May in Edinburgh, Scotland.

1876–81 Studied medicine, Edinburgh University.

1879 First short story published in Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal.

1880 Worked as a ship’s doctor on a whaling ship.

1882 Ran his own medical practice in Plymouth and then Southsea, Portsmouth. With time on his hands, he started writing stories.

1885 Married Louisa Hawkins.

1887 A Study in Scarlet published in Beeton’s Christmas Annual.

1890 Studied opthalmology in Vienna.

1890 The Sign of Four published.

1891 Unsuccessful as an opthalmologist so continued to write. The first Sherlock Holmes stories appeared in Strand Magazine January 1891.

1891 The White Company, a medieval historical novel regarded by Conan Doyle as one of his best works, published.

1892 The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes published.

1894 The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes published.

1902 The Return of Sherlock Holmes published.

1900–07 Played cricket for the MCC.

1900 The Great Boer War, in which Conan Doyle justifies Britain’s involvement, published.

1902 Knighted for services to literature.

1903 The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard published.

1906 Louisa died.

1907 Married Jean Leckie, a friend of 10 years standing.

1912 The Lost World, the first of the Professor Challenger stories, published.

1913 The Poison Belt, another Professor Challenger story, published (three more were to come in 1926–8).

1915 The Valley of Fear published.

1917 The Reminiscences of Sherlock Holmes (His Last Bow) published.

1921 The Coming of the Fairies, about the photographs of the Cottingley Fairies, published.

1926 The History of Spiritualism published.

1927 The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes published.

1930 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle died 7 July in the garden of his home in Crowborough, England.

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