DELIGHTFUl SATURDAYS WITH MY FAVORITE AUTHORS And POETS (15)

SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE

SIr Arthur Conan Doyle.

When it comes to crime detection, no one can beat Sherlock Holmes. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was a creative genius. I really wonder how sharp he might have been to come up with the undisputed king of detectives.

He was born as Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle on
22 May 1859, at Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland. He was a writer and a doctor by profession. He attended the University of Edinburgh Medical School from 1876 to 1881. He also worked  in Aston (then a town in Warwickshire, now part of Birmingham), Sheffield and Ruyton-XI-Towns, Shropshire, during this period. Besides, Sherlock Holmes, he also wrote about Professor Challenger and humorous stories about the Napoleonic soldier Brigadier Gerard, as well as plays, romances, poetry, non-fiction, and historical novels.
He first published “The Mystery of Sasassa Valley”, a story set in South Africa, was printed in Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal on 6 September 1879.( Wikipedia)


Doyle wanted to practice ophthalmology and went to Vienna in 1891. He quit his studies in Vienna after he found difficulties in German medical terms. Thus, his career in ophthalmology ended up as a failure after the lack of patients.


His literary career had a slow start as well. He created Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, A Study in Scarlet,  which was published by Ward Lock & Co on 20 November 1886, giving him £25 which is now equivalent to £2,900. His former university teacher Joseph Bell was the inspiration for Sherlock Holmes’ character. (Wikipedia)

His major awards include:
1 1875 : Matriculation Exam
2 1881 : Biology, M.B., C.M.
3 1885 : M.D.
4 1898 : Cavaliere
5 1902 : NSHS, Kt, D.L.
6 1903 : KStJ
7 1905 : LL.D.
8 1907 : Order of the Medjidie

(arthur-conan-doyle.com)
His major works :

Poetry

(All London)Songs of Action 1898

Songs of the Road 1911.
The Guards Came Through, and Other Poems 1919
The Poems of Arthur Conan Doyle: Collected Edition 1922
( Source : Wikipedia)

Arthur Conan Doyle’s fiction.

The Story of a Bengal Tiger (unpublished)

ca. 1870~1875

The Judkin’s Tragedy (The Wasp)

ca. 1877

The Haunted Grange of Goresthorpe (unpublished until 2000)

1879

The Mystery of Sasassa Valley (6 september 1879, Chambers’s Journal)

1880

The American’s Tale (december 1880, London Society)

1881

A Night Among the Nihilists (april 1881, London Society)

That Little Square Box (december 1881, London Society)

The Gully of Bluemansdyke (december 1881, London Society)

1882

Bones, the April Fool of Harvey’s Sluice (april 1882, London Society)

Our Derby Sweepstakes (may 1882, London Society)

That Veteran (2 september 1882, All The Year Round)

My Friend the Murderer (december 1882, London Society)

1883

The Captain of the “Pole-Star” (january 1883, Temple Bar)

Gentlemanly Joe (31 march 1883, All The Year Round)

The Winning Shot (11 july 1883, Bow Bells)

Selecting a Ghost. The Ghosts of Goresthorpe Grange (december 1883, London Society)

The Silver Hatchet (christmas 1883, London Society)
An Exciting Christmas Eve (christmas 1883, The Boy’s Own Paper)
1884
J. Habakuk Jephson’s Statement (january 1884, The Cornhill Magazine)

The Heiress of Glenmahowley (january 1884, Temple Bar)

The Blood-Stone Tragedy: A Druidical Story (16 february 1884, Cassell’s Saturday Journal)

John Barrington Cowles (12-19 april 1884, Cassell’s Saturday Journal)

The Cabman’s Story (17 may 1884, Cassell’s Saturday Journal)

The Tragedians (20 august 1884, Bow Bells) aka The Actor’s Duel

Crabbe’s Practice (christmas 1884, The Boy’s Own Paper)

1885
The Man from Archangel (january 1885, London Society)

The Lonely Hampshire Cottage (2 may 1885, Cassell’s Saturday Journal)

The Great Keinplatz Experiment (july 1885, Belgravia)

The Parson of Jackman’s Gulch (december 1885, London Society)

The Fate of the Evangeline (christmas 1885, The Boy’s Own Paper)

1886
Touch and Go: A Midshipman’s Story (april 1886, Cassell’s Family Magazine)

Cyprian Overbeck Wells. A Literary Mosaic Christmas.

Fictions


All (258)
ca. 1864~1865

The Story of a Bengal Tiger (unpublished)
ca. 1870~1875

The Judkin’s Tragedy (The Wasp)
ca. 1877

The Haunted Grange of Goresthorpe (unpublished until 2000)
1879

The Mystery of Sasassa Valley (6 september 1879, Chambers’s Journal)
1880

The American’s Tale (december 1880, London Society)
1881

A Night Among the Nihilists (april 1881, London Society)
That Little Square Box (december 1881, London Society)
The Gully of Bluemansdyke (december 1881, London Society)
1882

Bones, the April Fool of Harvey’s Sluice (april 1882, London Society)
Our Derby Sweepstakes (may 1882, London Society)
That Veteran (2 september 1882, All The Year Round)
My Friend the Murderer (december 1882, London Society)
1883

The Captain of the “Pole-Star” (january 1883, Temple Bar)
Gentlemanly Joe (31 march 1883, All The Year Round)
The Winning Shot (11 july 1883, Bow Bells)
Selecting a Ghost. The Ghosts of Goresthorpe Grange (december 1883, London Society)
The Silver Hatchet (christmas 1883, London Society)
An Exciting Christmas Eve (christmas 1883, The Boy’s Own Paper)
1884

J. Habakuk Jephson’s Statement (january 1884, The Cornhill Magazine)
The Heiress of Glenmahowley (january 1884, Temple Bar)
The Blood-Stone Tragedy: A Druidical Story (16 february 1884, Cassell’s Saturday Journal)
John Barrington Cowles (12-19 april 1884, Cassell’s Saturday Journal)
The Cabman’s Story (17 may 1884, Cassell’s Saturday Journal)
The Tragedians (20 august 1884, Bow Bells) aka The Actor’s Duel
Crabbe’s Practice (christmas 1884, The Boy’s Own Paper)
1885

The Man from Archangel (january 1885, London Society)
The Lonely Hampshire Cottage (2 may 1885, Cassell’s Saturday Journal)
The Great Keinplatz Experiment (july 1885, Belgravia)
The Parson of Jackman’s Gulch (december 1885, London Society)
The Fate of the Evangeline (christmas 1885, The Boy’s Own Paper)
1886

Touch and Go: A Midshipman’s Story (april 1886, Cassell’s Family Magazine)
Cyprian Overbeck Wells. A Literary Mosaic (christmas 1886, The Boy’s Own Paper)

A Study in Scarlet in Beeton’s Christmas Annual (november 1887)
1887

Uncle Jeremy’s Household (8 january – 19 february 1887, The Boy’s Own Paper)
A Study in Scarlet (november 1887, Beeton’s Christmas Annual) novel
The Stone of Boxman’s Drift (christmas 1887, The Boy’s Own Paper)
1888

Angels of Darkness (never published nor performed) play
John Huxford’s Hiatus (june 1888, The Cornhill Magazine)
The Mystery of Cloomber (30 aug – 8 nov 1888, The Pall Mall Budget) novel
1889

Micah Clarke (january 1889, Longmans, Green & Co.) novel
1889-1890

The Firm of Girdlestone (27 october 1889, The People) novel
1890

The Ring of Thoth (january 1890, The Cornhill Magazine)
The Sign of Four (february 1890, Lippincott’s Magazine) novel
A Physiologist’s Wife (september 1890, Blackwood’s Magazine)
The Surgeon of Gaster Fell (6-27 december 1890, Chambers’s Journal)
A Pastoral Horror (21 december 1890, The People)
1891

The White Company (january-december 1891, The Cornhill Magazine) novel
Our Midnight Visitor (february 1891, Temple Bar)
The Voice of Science (march 1891, The Strand Magazine)
A Straggler of ’15 (21 march 1891, Black & White)
A Scandal in Bohemia (july 1891, The Strand Magazine)
The Colonel’s Choice (26 july 1891, Lloyd’s Weekly Newspaper)
The Red-Headed League (august 1891, The Strand Magazine)
A Case of Identity (september 1891, The Strand Magazine)
The Boscombe Valley Mystery (october 1891, The Strand Magazine)
The Five Orange Pips (november 1891, The Strand Magazine)
A Sordid Affair (29 november 1891, The People)
The Man with the Twisted Lip (december 1891, The Strand Magazine)
The Doings of Raffles Haw (11 july – 15 august 1891, Pittsburgh Commercial Gazette) novel
The Fate of Fenella (19 december 1891, The Gentlewoman)
The Great Brown-Pericord Motor (19 december 1891, The Cheshire Observer)
A False Start (Christmas 1891, The Gentlewoman)
Beyond the City (christmas 1891, Good Words) novel
1892

Out of the Running (2 january 1892, Black & White)
The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle (january 1892, The Strand Magazine)
The Adventure of the Speckled Band (february 1892, The Strand Magazine)
The Adventure of the Engineer’s Thumb (march 1892, The Strand Magazine)
De Profundis (march 1892, The Idler)
The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor (12 march 1892, The Courier-Journal)
A Regimental Scandal (14 may 1892, The Indianapolis News)
The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet (may 1892, The Indianapolis News)
The Adventure of the Copper Beeches (june 1892, The Strand Magazine)
A Question of Diplomacy (Summer 1892, The Illustrated London News)
Lot No. 249 (september 1892, Harper’s Monthly Magazine)
Jelland’s Voyage (12 november 1892, Harper’s Weekly)
The Great Shadow (december 1892, Arrowsmith’s Christmas Annual) novel
The Adventure of Silver Blaze (december 1892, The Strand Magazine)
The Los Amigos Fiasco (december 1892, The Idler)
1893

The Refugees (january 1893, Harper’s Monthly Magazine) novel
The Adventure of the Cardboard Box (january 1893, The Strand Magazine)
The Adventure of the Yellow Face (february 1893, The Strand Magazine)
The Adventure of the Stockbroker’s Clerk (march 1893, The Strand Magazine)
The Adventure of the Gloria Scott (april 1893, The Strand Magazine)
The Adventure of the Musgrave Ritual (may 1893, The Strand Magazine)
Jane Annie; or, The Good Conduct Prize (may 1893, Chappell & Co.) play
The Adventure of the Reigate Squire (june 1893, The Strand Magazine)
The Green Flag (june 1893, The Pall Mall Magazine)
Foreign Policy (3-9 june 1893) play
The Adventure of the Crooked Man (july 1893, The Strand Magazine)
The Adventure of the Resident Patient (august 1893, The Strand Magazine)
The Slapping Sal (august 1893, McClure’s Magazine)
The Adventure of the Greek Interpreter (september 1893, The Strand Magazine)
The Adventure of the Naval Treaty (october-november 1893, The Strand Magazine)
The Case of Lady Sannox (november 1893, The Idler)
The Adventure of the Final Problem (december 1893, The Strand Magazine)
1894

The Doctors of Hoyland (april 1894, The Idler)
Sweethearts (june 1894, The Idler)
The Lord of Château Noir (july 1894, The Strand Magazine)
A Story of Waterloo (21 september 1894) play
A Medical Document (23 october 1894, in Round the Red Lamp)
The Third Generation (23 october 1894, in Round the Red Lamp)
The Surgeon Talks (23 october 1894, in Round the Red Lamp)
His First Operation (23 october 1894, in Round the Red Lamp)
Behind the Times (23 october 1894, in Round the Red Lamp)
The Curse of Eve (23 october 1894, in Round the Red Lamp)
The Parasite (10 november 1894, Harper’s Weekly) novel
A Foreign Office Romance (10 november 1894, The Indianapolis News)
The Medal of Brigadier Gerard (december 1894, The Strand Magazine)
1895

The Stark Munro Letters (1895, The Idler) novel
The Recollections of Captain Wilkie (19 january 1895, Chambers’s Journal)
How the Brigadier Held the King (april 1895, The Strand Magazine)
How the King Held the Brigadier (may 1895, The Strand Magazine)
How the Brigadier Slew the Brothers of Ajaccio (june 1895, The Strand Magazine)
How the Brigadier Came to the Castle of Gloom (july 1895, The Strand Magazine)
How the Brigadier Took the Field Against the Marshal Millefleurs (august 1895, The Strand Magazine)
How the Brigadier was Tempted by the Devil (september 1895, The Strand Magazine)
How the Brigadier Played for a Kingdom (december 1895, The Strand Magazine)
1896

Rodney Stone (january-december 1896, The Strand Magazine) novel
The Three Correspondents (october 1896, The Windsor Magazine)
The Field Bazaar (20 november 1896, Student)
1896-1897

Uncle Bernac (december 1896-january 1897, Horace Cox) novel
1897

Tales of the High Seas: I. The Governor of St. Kitt’s (january 1897, Pearson’s Magazine)
Tales of the High Seas: II. The Two Barques (march 1897, Pearson’s Magazine)
Tales of the High Seas: III. The Voyage of Copley Banks (may 1897, Pearson’s Magazine)
The Tragedy of the Korosko (may-december 1897, The Strand Magazine) novel
The Striped Chest (july 1897, Pearson’s Magazine)
The Fiend of the Cooperage (1 october 1897, The Manchester Weekly Times)
1898

The New Catacomb (1898, The Sunlight Year-Book)
The Confession (17 january 1898, The Star)
The Story of the Beetle Hunter (june 1898, The Strand Magazine)
The Story of the Man with the Watches (july 1898, The Strand Magazine)
The King of the Foxes (july 1898, The Windsor Magazine)
The Story of the Lost Special (august 1898, The Strand Magazine)
The Story of the Sealed Room (september 1898, The Strand Magazine)
The Story of the Black Doctor (october 1898, The Strand Magazine)
The Story of the Club-Footed Grocer (november 1898, The Strand Magazine)
The Story of the Brazilian Cat (december 1898, The Strand Magazine)
The Retirement of Signor Lambert (december 1898, Pearson’s Magazine)
A Shadow Before (december 1898, The Windsor Magazine)
1899

The Story of the Japanned Box (january 1899, The Strand Magazine)
The Story of the Jew’s Breast-Plate (february 1899, The Strand Magazine)
The Story of B 24 (march 1899, The Strand Magazine)
A Duet, with an Occasional Chorus (23 march 1899, Grant Richards) novel
The Story of the Latin Tutor (april 1899, The Strand Magazine)
Halves aka Brothers (10-15 april 1899) play
The Story of the Brown Hand (may 1899, The Strand Magazine)
The Croxley Master (october-december 1899, The Strand Magazine)

1900

The Crime of the Brigadier (january 1900, The Strand Magazine)
The Début of Bimbashi Joyce (3 january 1900, Punch (London))
Hilda Wade: XII. The Episode of the Dead Man Who Spoke (february 1900, The Strand Magazine)
Playing with Fire (march 1900, The Strand Magazine)
An Impression of the Regency (august 1900, Frank Leslie’s Popular Monthly)
1901-1902

The Hound of the Baskervilles (august 1901 – may 1902, The Strand Magazine) novel
1902

How Brigadier Gerard Lost His Ear (august 1902, The Strand Magazine)
The Leather Funnel (november 1902, McClure’s Magazine)
How the Brigadier Saved the Army (november 1902, The Strand Magazine)
How the Brigadier Rode to Minsk (december 1902, The Strand Magazine)
A Duet, A duologue play
Adventures of Brigadier Gerard play
1903

Brigadier Gerard at Waterloo (january-february 1903, The Strand Magazine)
The Brigadier in England (march 1903, The Strand Magazine)
How the Brigadier Joined the Hussars of Conflans (april 1903, The Strand Magazine)
How Etienne Gerard Said Good-Bye to his Master (may 1903, The Strand Magazine)
The Adventure of the Empty House (26 september 1903, Collier’s)
The Adventure of the Norwood Builder (31 october 1903, Collier’s)
The Adventure of the Dancing Men (5 december 1903, Collier’s)
The Adventure of the Solitary Cyclist (26 december 1903, Collier’s)
1904

The Adventure of the Priory School (30 january 1904, Collier’s)
The Adventure of Black Peter (27 february 1904, Collier’s)
The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton (26 march 1904, Collier’s)
The Adventure of the Six Napoleons (30 april 1904, Collier’s)
The Adventure of the Three Students (june 1904, The Strand Magazine)
The Adventure of the Golden Pince-Nez (july 1904, The Strand Magazine)
The Adventure of the Missing Three-Quarter (august 1904, The Strand Magazine)
The Adventure of the Abbey Grange (september 1904, The Strand Magazine)
The Adventure of the Second Stain (december 1904, The Strand Magazine)
1905-1906
Sir Nigel (december 1905 – december 1906, The Strand Magazine) novel

1908

The Pot of Caviare (march 1908, The Strand Magazine)
A Pot of Caviare (written between march and november 1908, published in 1928)
The Silver Mirror (august 1908, The Strand Magazine)
The Adventure of Wisteria Lodge (august 1908, Collier’s)
The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans (december 1908, The Strand Magazine)
1909

The Fires of Fate (15 june – 11 august 1909) play
The Lord of Falconbridge (august 1909, The Strand Magazine)
The House of Temperley (september 1909) play
The Home-Coming (december 1909, The Strand Magazine)
1910

The Speckled Band: An Adventure of Sherlock Holmes (4 june 1910) play
The Terror of Blue John Gap (august 1910, The Strand Magazine)
The Marriage of the Brigadier (september 1910, The Strand Magazine)
The Last Galley (november 1910, The London Magazine)
Through the Mists: I. The Coming of the Huns (november 1910, Scribner’s Magazine)
The Last of the Legions (december 1910, The London Magazine)
Through the Mists: II. The First Cargo (december 1910, Scribner’s Magazine)
The Adventure of the Devil’s Foot (december 1910, The Strand Magazine)
The Lift (never published nor performed) play

1911

Through the Mists: III. The Red Star (january 1911, Scribner’s Magazine)


The Contest (march 1911, New-York Tribune)


An Iconoclast (5 march 1911,New-York Tribune)


The Adventure of the Red Circle (march-april 1911, The Strand Magazine)


The Blighting of Sharkey (april 1911, Pearson’s Magazine)


Through the Veil (26 april 1911, in The Last Galley: Impressions and Tales)


Giant Maximin (july 1911, The Literary Pageant)


One Crowded Hour (august 1911, The Strand Magazine)


The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax (december 1911, The Strand Magazine)

1912

The Lost World (april-november 1912, The Strand Magazine) novel
The Fall of Lord Barrymore (december 1912, The Strand Magazine)
1913

The Poison Belt (march-july 1913, The Strand Magazine) novel
How It Happened (september 1913, The Strand Magazine)
Borrowed Scenes (september 1913, The Pall Mall Magazine)
The Adventure of the Dying Detective (november 1913, Collier’s)
The Horror of the Heights (november 1913, The Strand Magazine)
Mrs. Thompson (never published nor performed) play
1914

Dawn (june 1914) play
Danger! (july 1914, The Strand Magazine)
1914-1915

The Valley of Fear (september 1914 – may 1915, The Strand Magazine) novel
1916

The Prisoner’s Defence (8 january 1916, Collier’s)
1917

His Last Bow (september 1917, The Strand Magazine)

1918

Three of Them: I. A Chat About Children, Snakes and Zebus (april 1918, The Strand Magazine)

Three of Them: II. About cricket (april 1918, The Strand Magazine)

Three of Them: III. Speculations (july 1918, The Strand Magazine)

Three of Them: IV. The Leatherskin Tribe (august 1918, The Strand Magazine)

Three of Them: V. About Naughtiness and Frogs and Historical Pictures (december 1918, The Strand Magazine)

A Point of View (4 december 1918, John Murray)
1921

The Crown Diamond: An Evening with Sherlock Holmes (2 may 1921) play
The Adventure of the Mazarin Stone (november 1921, The Strand Magazine)
The Bully of Brocas Court (november 1921, The Strand Magazine)
The Nightmare Room (december 1921, The Strand Magazine)
1922
The Problem of Thor Bridge (february-march 1922, The Strand Magazine)
The Lift (april 1922, Hearst’s)
A Point of Contact (september 1922, Hearst’s International)
The Journey (21 september 1922, John Murray) play
The Centurion (october 1922, Hearst’s International)
( Compilation :  arthur-conan-doyle.com)

Let’s see Sherlock Holmes in the order of it’s publication.
As Novels
A Study in Scarlet (published November 1887 in Beeton’s Christmas Annual)
The Sign of the Four (published February 1890 in Lippincott’s Monthly Magazine)
The Hound of the Baskervilles (serialised 1901–1902 in The Strand)
The Valley of Fear (serialised 1914–1915 in The Strand)

Short story collections:

The short stories, originally published in magazines, were later collected in five anthologies:

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (stories published 1891–1892 in The Strand)

The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (stories published 1892–1893 in The Strand)

The Return of Sherlock Holmes (stories published 1903–1904 in The Strand)

His Last Bow: Some Later Reminiscences of Sherlock Holmes (stories published 1908–1917)

The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes (stories published 1921–1927)
(Wikipedia)

The legend continues to live in our hearts even after his death on 7 July 1930 (aged 71) at
Crowborough, Sussex, England

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