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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