Arthur Conan Doyle Essays

  • Arthur Conan Doyle

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    “People who are in earnest are always interesting, whether you agree with them or not” (The Chronicles). Doyle may be known as the author of Sherlock Holmes, but there are other facets to his life. On account of some strange events that occurred, Doyle was persuaded into thinking that spiritual beings existed. As Doyle’s career advanced he drew the attention of many to himself. He succeeded both by gaining supporters and detractors. He built on his fame by giving lectures. These aspects of his life

  • arthur conan doyle

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    and in turn, the life of the author himself. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle finds inspiration for his series of novels about the genius detective Sherlock Holmes and his loyal friend Dr. John Watson in many different places. In his novel, The Hound of the Baskervilles, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle makes connections to his career, his colleague, and the stories of his friend. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, in addition to being an author, is also a doctor (“Arthur Conan Doyle”). Aspects of his career as a doctor are visible

  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was more than just an author. He was a knight, a soldier, a spiritualist, a whaler, a doctor, a journalist, and most of all, he was an adventurer. He was not the quiet type of person, and he thoroughly enjoyed expressing himself. Arthur Conan Doyle was born on the 22nd of May 1859 in Picardy Place, Edinburgh. The second child of Charles Altamont and Mary Foley, he was thought to have been named after the legendary medieval king, Arthur of the Round Table. Doyle was also

  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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    writing about crime solving. This draws in the readers because of how realistic the mystery seems. In Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s short story “The Red-Headed League,” the author shows his perspective on justice while exemplifying his linear and detailed style, with the main character depicting the story in chronological order and the detective using deductive reasoning to solve the crime. Arthur Conan Doyle’s early life in England contributed a lot to his writing. While he was still in school there were

  • Life Of Arthur Conan Doyle

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    Life of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, a British physician who later devoted his life to writing, has become one of the most popular and widespread authors and creators of all time. Doyle's early childhood years to his later years in life have allowed him to observe many sophisticated yet adventurous paths, in which have inspired him greatly to become an influence on spiritualistic views as an author and crusader. His interests and achievements in medicine, politics, and spiritualism

  • Biography of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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    Although Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is often regarded as just an author, he was much more. His works were inspired by the times and the people he met, and his literary influence remains relevant today. On May 22, 1859 Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh, Scotland to Charles and Mary Doyle. He was their third child, and one of ten children all together. Charles Doyle was a political cartoonist and civil servant who earned only £300 per year, so money was very tight in the household. Partially

  • Detective Fiction & Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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  • An Analysis of The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle

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    An Analysis of The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle 'TLW' was written in 1912 and was set in the author's present. This novel falls under an adventure/exploration genre. Usually in an adventure or an exploration novel the following takes place; the story is usually set in the present, the story is driven by a quest, which comes out of wanting to find evidence to support a theory, the hero is established, and whilst the quest is also recognized, the hero faces a series of challenges and eventually

  • The Man with the Twisted Lip by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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    The Man with the Twisted Lip by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle In ‘The Man with the Twisted Lip’, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle used the disrespect of the Victorian public with regards to the Police to create his own successful amateur detective. The reason for this clear lack of respect is that the notorious Jack the Ripper was roaming the streets of London, and the police could do nothing to stop him. Indeed Jack the Ripper was never caught by the Police. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle also uses the fear that Victorians

  • The Speckled Band By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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    The Speckled Band By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle It starts with when Watson is woken by Sherlock at an early hour in the morning. Straight away Holmes notices that this enquiry is a strange one. As Holmes comes down the stairs, he notices a middle aged woman sat on the window, dressed all in black and heavily veiled. Holmes introduces himself and notices her shivering he says 'I am glad to see that Mrs. Hudson has had the good sense to light the fire. Pray draw up to it, and I shall order you

  • Comparison Of Sherlock Holmes And Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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    of the most famous fictional characters in literary history is a detective capable of solving the most complex mysteries. The author behind the character, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is a very successful British writer. The majority of his literary success is due to his crime-fiction tales such as the Sherlock Holmes series. However, Mr. Doyle and Mr. Holmes himself must not take all the credit because there is another character that plays a major role in the stories success. He goes by the name of

  • Overview: The Adventure Of The Speckled Band by Arthur Conan Doyle

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    Arthur Conan Doyle’s “The Adventure Of The Speckled Band” is a traditional Sherlock Holmes adventure but with a twist. Sherlock Holmes known by “his skills in deductive reasoning”(Moore 1) help him resolve the mystery behind the dead of Helen Stoner’s twin sister Julia. The story begins with the introduction of the female heroine, Helen Stoner, whom after frightening events regarding her sister’s death, and unusual sounds, she seeks for the help of Sherlock Holmes. However, Helen was not cautious

  • Analysis Of Sherlock Holmes And Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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    Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, extends the use of literary tools to create his masterpiece. Doyle’s legendary work use wonderful character development that truly defines friendship, wonderful plot that leaves the reader guessing until the very end, or the stunning setting of literary London that seems to vacuum any reader from reality. Sherlock quotes his story better than anyone 's in a beautiful way with “Omne ignotum pro magnifico” ( Everything unknown is taken) (71). Sir Arthur Conan Doyle created

  • Comparison of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Agatha Christie

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    Introduction This seminar paper will be focused on the work of 2 famous detective novel authors Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Agatha Christie. First there will be a brief introduction to the history of detective genre and its characteristics.Then the 2 authors will be introduced together with their work concentrated specifically on the 2 characters – Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes and Christie’s Poirot. Thereafter there will be comparison of these two characters. At the end their methodology and unique behavior

  • The Red-Headed League By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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    Sherlock Characterization of Good Criminal Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is the author of one of the mostly know detectives in writing, Sherlock Holmes. First, the thought of him being a criminal is not all that absurd. When he solves the crimes so well it must not be that hard to do the crime when you know how to solve one and you can just reverse the way the crime was done. Second, in the short story, “The Red-Headed League,” Holmes discovers an elaborate criminal plot to rob the Bank of London and set

  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: The Memories Of Sherlock Holmes

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    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is the creator of the character Sherlock Holmes and John Watson. He was a Scottish writer and physician, he wrote many things in his life. Doyle did not just write detective mysteries he also fantasy and science fiction stories, plays, romances, poetry, non-fiction and historical novels. Even though he wrote many other thing he is mostly well known for writing all of the canon Sherlock stories. Doyle himself had a career in the medical field there he meet many influential people

  • Descriptive Writing in Detective Mystery Stories by Arthur Conan Doyle

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    Stories by Arthur Conan Doyle The author is a man who brought detective stories into the world. The word detective had not been made until three years before Arthur Conan Doyle was born. Before Arthur Conan Doyle people used to read criminals confessions. Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh on 22 May 1859. His parents were Charles Altamont and Mary Foley Doyle. He was one of ten children and only seven of these survived. Charles Altamont Doyle was a civil servant and Mary Doyle ran a boarding

  • Literary Analysis : ' The Yellow Wallpaper, By Arthur Conan Doyle

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    what ways one stays the same, changes and grows (15). In Arthur Conan Doyle’ “A Scandal in Bohemia,” Wilkie Collins’ The Woman in White, and Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper,” identity and its transactional, malleable nature play a significant role. In each narrative, the identities of those protagonists hold shape shifting capabilities, and mistaken or lost individual identities are major themes. A common feature of Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories is mistaken identity.

  • The Adventures Of The Speckled Band By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle utilizes literary elements such as dialogue, tone, vocabulary, a different format of narration and perspective, metafictional techniques, along with chronology to construct the adventures of the famous fictional British detective Sherlock Holmes and his partner, John Watson. The creative use of dialogue assists in telling the story fluently and vividly. Following the dialogue, incorporating such a suspenseful and occasionally humorous tone upon the mysteries maintains interest

  • The Man Of Spiritualism In Sherlock Holmes And Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was a man of genius intellect with impeccable writing abilities. He was an absolutely mundane medical doctor until a passion for writing and adventure overtook him. Doyle is most noted for being the author of the four novels and fifty-six short stories of Sherlock Holmes (Geherin 295). He despised writing these detective stories, but wrote them anyway to earn his income and appease his fans. Doyle made writing these stories bearable by making a relatable narrator for the character