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Doyle, Arthur Conan


Born May 22, 1859, in Edinburgh; died July 7, 1930, in Crowborough. English writer.

Conan Doyle began his literary career in 1879. His works include the adventure and historical novels The Refugees (1893) and Rodney Stone (1896) and the science-fiction works The Lost World (1912), The Poison Belt (1913), and The Maracot Deep (1929). Conan Doyle won great popularity with his detective works featuring the amateur sleuth Sherlock Holmes. These include The Sign of the Four (1890), The Hound of the Baskervilles (1901-02), The Valley of Fear (1914-15) and the collections of stories Adventures of Sher-lock Holmes (1891-92) and Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (1892-93). There is a Sherlock Holmes museum in London.


The Principal Works of Fiction, vols. 1-20. London, 1913.
Sherlock Holmes: A Definitive Text, vols. 1-3. New York, 1950-52.
In Russian translation:
Sobr. soch., vols. 1-8. Moscow, 1966-67.


Istoriia angliiskoi literdtury, vol. 3. Moscow, 1958.
Urnov, M. V. Na rubezhe vekov. Moscow, 1970. Pages 323-56.
Carr, J. D. The Life of Sir A. C. Doyle. London, 1949.
Nordon, P. Conan Doyle: A Biography. New York, 1967. (Bibliography on pages 347-50.)


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