Arthur Conany Arthur w pink books pdf by Walter Benington, 1914. In addition, Doyle wrote over fifty short stories featuring the famous detective.
Edinburgh, gives “Arthur Ignatius Conan” as his given names and “Doyle” as his surname. Doyle” alone as his surname. Conan was Arthur’s middle name. Shortly after he graduated from high school he began using Conan as a sort of surname. But technically his last name is simply ‘Doyle’.
When knighted, he was gazetted as Doyle, not under the compound Conan Doyle. Nevertheless, the actual use of a compound surname is demonstrated by the fact that Doyle’s second wife was known as Jean Conan Doyle rather than Jean Doyle. His parents married in 1855. While studying, Doyle began writing short stories. Doyle soon left to set up an independent practice. The practice was not successful.
While waiting for patients, Doyle returned to writing fiction. He had previously studied at the Portsmouth Eye Hospital to qualify to perform eye tests and prescribe glasses. Vienna was suggested by his friend Vernon Morris as a place to spend six months and train to be an eye surgeon. Doyle, however, found it too difficult to understand the German medical terms at the classes in Vienna and quickly quit his studies there. Edmund Landolt, an expert on diseases of the eye. Within three months of his departure for Vienna, Doyle returned to London.
He opened a small office and consulting room at 2 Upper Wimpole Street, or 2 Devonshire Place as it was then. He had no patients according to his autobiography and his efforts as an ophthalmologist were a failure. Doyle struggled to find a publisher for his work. His first work featuring Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Sherlock Holmes: “My compliments on your very ingenious and very interesting adventures of Sherlock Holmes. Watson owes his surname, but not any other obvious characteristic, to a Portsmouth medical colleague of Doyle’s, Dr James Watson. February 1890, under agreement with the Ward Lock company.
Doyle felt grievously exploited by Ward Lock as an author new to the publishing world and he left them. Sherlock Holmes statue in Edinburgh, erected opposite the birthplace of Doyle, which was demolished c. Doyle’s attitude towards his most famous creation was ambivalent. In November 1891 he wrote to his mother: “I think of slaying Holmes, and winding him up for good and all. He takes my mind from better things. His mother responded, “You won’t! In an attempt to deflect publishers’ demands for more Holmes stories, he raised his price to a level intended to discourage them, but found they were willing to pay even the large sums he asked.
As a result, he became one of the best-paid authors of his time. He amassed a portfolio of short stories including “The Captain of the Pole-Star” and “J. Habakuk Jephson’s Statement”, both inspired by Doyle’s time at sea. Between 1888 and 1906, Doyle wrote seven historical novels, which he and many critics regarded as his best work. Portsmouth Association Football Club, an amateur side, under the pseudonym A. Jean Leckie, his second wife, and resided there with his family from 1907 until his death in July 1930.