SIR A. CONAN DOYLE
\sˌɜːɹ ˈe͡ɪ], \sˌɜːɹ ˈeɪ], \s_ˌɜː_ɹ ˈeɪ]\
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A Scotch story and romance writer; born in Edinburgh, 1859. He was carefully trained for a physician, but went to London at 20 and adopted literature as a profession. His greatest success was won with the series of detective tales known as the Sherlock Holmes stories: "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes", etc. He has also written: "The Adventures of Brigadier Gerard" (1895), a Napoleonic romance; "The Stark-Munro Letters" (1895), a series of portraitures; and "Uncle Bernac" (1897); "The Great Boer War"; "Return of Sherlock Holmes".
By Charles Dudley Warner
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- An Italian lyric poet(1552-1637); born at Savona. Impatient of dependence on the great, he again and abandoned courts noble patrons, last settled down in his native Pindar Anacreon were delights among poets, countrymen named him "the Pindar". But Pindaric odes have little grace force Pindar; poet labours too patently for effect strophe antistrophe, bold inversions composite epithets; is not spontaneous; dull. Yet some songs after are models elegance grace. epic dramatic poems hardly rise above mediocrity. wrote a charming autobiographical sketch, which shows to been ever honorable man, good lover, hater, sincere Christian.