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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle


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Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle (22 May 1859 – 7 July 1930) was a Scottish physician and writer, most noted for his stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes, generally considered milestones in the field of crime fiction, and for the adventures of Professor Challenger. He was a prolific writer whose other works include fantasy and science fiction stories, plays, romances, poetry, non-fiction and... more »

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  • "It is of the highest importance in the art of detection to be able to recognise out of a number of facts which are incidental and which are vital.... I would call your attention to the curious incide...
    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930), British author. Sherlock Holmes talking to Inspector Gregory, in The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, "Silver Blaze," (...
  • Detection is, or ought to be, an exact science, and should be treated in the same cold and unemotional manner. You have attempted to tinge it with romanticism, which produces much the same effect as i...
    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930), British author. Sherlock Holmes to Dr. Watson, in The Sign of Four, ch. 1 (1890). Watson had written what he c...
  • Life is infinitely stranger than anything which the mind of man could invent. We would not dare to conceive the things which are really merely commonplaces of existence. If we could fly out of that wi...
    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930), British author. Sherlock Holmes to Watson, in "A Case of Identity," The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1892).
  • ''"The plot thickens," he said, as I entered.''
    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930), British author. Sherlock Holmes to Watson, in A Study in Scarlet, ch. 5 (1887).
  • ''The lowest and vilest alleys of London do not present a more dreadful record of sin than does the smiling and beautiful countryside.''
    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930), British author. Sherlock Holmes to Watson, in "Copper Beeches," The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1892).
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