Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

(1859–1930)

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Anecdote...

Joking with Doyle during a rehearsal for one of his plays, a young three-pound-a-week actor called Charlie suggested that he and Sir Arthur should pool their incomes and take half each for the rest of their lives. Though amused by the proposal, Doyle declined for obvious reasons. “I don’t think so, Mr. Chaplin,” he replied.

Quote-worthy...

When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.

~Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Biographical Note: 

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was a British writer. Doyle wrote four novels, but is best known for his five collections of short stories about Sherlock Holmes and his colleague Dr. Watson. Indeed, Sherlock Holmes has far outlived his creator; modern writers continue to use the character in new stories, including science fiction.

After an unsuccessful start as a physician, Doyle left the medical profession in 1890 to write full time. He eventually achieved wealth and fame with his writing. Conan Doyle is remembered for his many stories featuring the famous sleuth, such as The Sign of the Four (1889) and The Hound of the Baskervilles (1902), but he felt that his historical romances, such as Micah Clarke (1888) and The White Company (1890), had greater literary merit. He was knighted in 1902.

More Information: 

Visit the official Web site of the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Literary Estate to read a biograpy and other interesting items about Conan Doyle.