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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh in 1859. After nine years in Jesuit schools, he went to Edinburgh University, receiving a degree in medicine in 1881. He then became an eye specialist in Southsea, with a distressing lack of success. Hoping to augment his income, he wrote his first story, A Study in Scarlet. His detective, Sherlock Holmes, was modeled in part after Dr. Joseph Bell of the Edinburgh Infirmary, a man with spectacular powers of observation, analysis, and inference. Conan Doyle may have been influenced also by his admiration for the neat plots of Gaboriau and for Poe’s detective, M. Dupin. After several rejections, the story was sold to a British publisher for £25, and thus was born the world’s best-known and most-loved fictional detective. Fifty-nine more Sherlock Holmes adventures followed. Once, wearying of Holmes, his creator killed him off, but was forced by popular demand to resurrect him. Sir Arthur—he had been knighted for this defense of the British cause in his The Great Boer War—became an ardent Spiritualist after the death of his son Kingsley, who had been wounded at the Somme in World War I. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle died in Sussex in 1930.
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Book Description Berkley. MASS MARKET PAPERBACK. Book Condition: Good. 0425033341 1963 EDITION 14TH PRINTING. COVER HAS CREASING WITH EDGE AND SHELF WEAR. 320 PAGE TEXT HAS LIGHT WEAR. MYSTERY. 4.25'' X 7''. WE USE BUBBLE MAILERS. Bookseller Inventory # Z0425033341Z3
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Book Description Berkley, 1963. MASS MARKET PAPERBACK. Book Condition: Good. 0425033341 Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan. Return of Sherlock Holmes. New York: Berkley Medallion, 1963. 320pp. Mass Market. Book condition: Good with rubbing at extremities and five, tiny brown spots on the front cover. There is residue from one small stain on the back. Bookseller Inventory # UDOYRET00JF
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