Arthur Conan Doyle's Accomplishments

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is most generally known for composing more than 60 Sherlock Holmes stories, however, his first works were The Mystery of Cloomber, and The Narrative of John Smith and went on to write seven other historical novels. He was knighted in 1902 by King Edward VII because of his 1902 publication entitled The War in South Africa: Its Causes and Conduct in which Conan Doyle responded to all of the charges leveled against the British during The Great Boer War. While it may seem elementary that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is the father of modern crime drama, his understated writing leaves much to be desired.

Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle was born on May 22, 1859, in Edinburgh, Scotland to Charles Altamont and Mary Foley. “After Arthur reached his ninth birthday, the wealthy members of the Doyle family offered to pay for his studies. He was in tears all the way to England, where he spent seven years in a Jesuit boarding school.” Arthur hated the bigotry in his studies and rebelled at corporal punishment, “which was prevalent and incredibly brutal in most English schools of that epoch.” Arthur often wrote to his …show more content…

His father was then confined in an asylum for the rest of his life. Arthur went on to endure three years of medical school until given the chance of adventure as the ship’s surgeon on the Hope, a whaling boat, about to leave for the arctic circle. “I went on board the whaler a big straggling youth,” he said, “I came off a powerful, well-grown man.” He went back to medical school and received his Bachelor of Medicine and Master of Surgery degree. Dr. Arthur Conan Doyle's first profitable work after his graduation was as a medicinal officer on the steamer “Mayumba”, a battered old vessel exploring amongst Liverpool and the west bank of Africa. He didn’t find Africa as desirable as the Arctic and gave up that position as soon as the vessel returned to

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