• Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

    Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle

    I've chosen this issue because I studied it in English. I find it interesting and I like Arthur Conan Doyle’s novels. First, I will speak about him and after that I will speak about Sherlock Holmes.



    First, Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle was born on May 22nd, in 1859 in Edinburgh. He was a very famous writer and a Scottish doctor. His novels with detective Sherlock Holmes, and the adventures of Professor Challenger made him famous. This writer was also an author of science fiction novels, historical novels, poetries and historic works. He studied the medicine from 1876 till 1881, at the University of Edinburgh. At the same time, he began to write novels. First novels are published in the “Chambers's Edinburgh Journal”. After that, in 1885, he married Louisa Hawkins.  He was ennobled by King Edward VII on October 24th in 1902. After his wife’s death, in 1907, he remarried with Jean Elizabeth Leckie. He had five children, two of his first wife and three of his second wife. He died of a heart attack on July 7th, 1930 at the age of 71 years old in Crowborough.

    A statue honors him in Crowborough, where he has lived for 23 years.  


    This is what we can read on his grave:




    Next,  Sherlock Holmes was created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in the detective novel “A Study in Scarlet” in 1887. We can see him on the right and Doctor Watson is on the left on this picture.

    Sherlock Holmes was a detective with a very good memory. During his inquiries, he is often accompanied by Doctor Watson. He was born on January 6th in 1854. The only person of his family the writer knows about is his brother Elder Mycroft. Sherlock Holmes lived at 221B Baker Street, in London. He began his professional activity in 1878. He met Doctor Watson in 1881. Finally, in 1990, Guinness Book of Movies listed 204 film adaptations of him. It makes him the character the most used by the story of cinema.

    Here's the trailer of the movie “Sherlock Holmes 2, A game of shadows " which will be released on January 25th, 2012 in France. 


     (Sources: mysterycrimescene.com, Wikipedia.org, espadadepau.wordpress.com, YouTube.com.)



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    Paulettelovesenglish Paulettelovesenglish profile
    Saturday 21st January 2012 at 21:12

    @ Nicolas : Have you seen "Sherlock Holmes 1" ? If yes, did you like it? Do you plan to go to the cinema to watch "Sherlock Holmes 2" ?

    nicolas (alias plom)
    Tuesday 7th February 2012 at 08:53

    yes, I have seen " Sherlock Holmes 1 ". I loved it, so I want to see " Sherlock holmes 2 ".

    thoma s
    Wednesday 8th February 2012 at 15:07

    What is your favorite Arthur Conan Doyle's novels ?

    nicolas alias plom
    Monday 12nd March 2012 at 20:26

    my favorite novels are all Sherlock Holmes' novels.


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