arthur conan doyle

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The website is the official website of the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Literary Estate. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1859, and died in 1930, is mainly known as the author of the Sherlock Holmes detective novels and short stories.

The website is organised into the following main sections: Biography, Bibliography, Filmography, Sherlock Holmes, Licensing, About the Estate, and Links. The biography is a detailed 15-page account of Arthur Conan Doyle's life, with illustrations and embedded links. The Bibliography section covers the following categories: Sherlock Holmes Novels, Sherlock Holmes Short Story Collections, Professor Challenger Stories, Plays, Pamphlets, Fiction, Verse, Works on War & the Army, Spiritualism. There are also illustrated articles on three of his major fictional characters: Sherlock Holmes, Professor Challenger, and Brigadier Gerard.

The About the Estate section explains the extraordinarily tangled story of the way in which the rights to Arthur Conan Doyle's work has passed through numerous owners in England, Switzerland and the USA, via bitter and long-fought legal disputes, since his death in 1930.

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