History Creator / ArthurConanDoyle

6th Jun '18 1:05:30 PM MarsPlatypus
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* DeathSeeker: "The Captain of the Pole-Star".
6th Dec '17 8:31:47 PM freyalorelei
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Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle (22 May 1859 7 July 1930) was the creator of Literature/SherlockHolmes and Literature/ProfessorChallenger. He wrote many other stories, but mostly only the ones regarding the famous detective are remembered now. Recently he's appeared as a fictional character in a series of murder mysteries featuring Creator/OscarWilde and Robert Sherard as the Holmes/Watson characters. The television series Series/HoudiniAndDoyle provides a fictionalized account of his real-life friendship with magician and escape artist Creator/HarryHoudini. Anyone with an interest in medieval history and historical fiction should read his novel ''Literature/TheWhiteCompany'', providing both a fairly accurate depiction of the subject for its time (and the knowledge they had), and a fine insight into A.C.D.'s own time; British Imperialism, The Empire (after all, it was the largest ever), and the mentality that justified and drove it.

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Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle (22 May 1859 7 July 1930) was the creator of Literature/SherlockHolmes and Literature/ProfessorChallenger. He wrote many other stories, but mostly only the ones regarding the famous detective are remembered now. Recently he's appeared as a fictional character in a series of murder mysteries featuring Creator/OscarWilde and Robert Sherard as the Holmes/Watson characters. The television series Series/HoudiniAndDoyle ''Series/HoudiniAndDoyle'' provides a fictionalized account of his real-life friendship with magician and escape artist Creator/HarryHoudini. Anyone with an interest in medieval history and historical fiction should read his novel ''Literature/TheWhiteCompany'', providing both a fairly accurate depiction of the subject for its time (and the knowledge they had), and a fine insight into A.C.D.'s own time; British Imperialism, The Empire (after all, it was the largest ever), and the mentality that justified and drove it.
28th Nov '17 6:17:50 PM dlchen145
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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) was the creator of Literature/SherlockHolmes and Literature/ProfessorChallenger. He wrote many other stories, but mostly only the ones regarding the famous detective are remembered now. Recently he's appeared as a fictional character in a series of murder mysteries featuring Creator/OscarWilde and Robert Sherard as the Holmes/Watson characters. The television series Series/HoudiniAndDoyle provides a fictionalized account of his real-life friendship with magician and escape artist Creator/HarryHoudini. Anyone with an interest in medieval history and historical fiction should read his novel ''Literature/TheWhiteCompany'', providing both a fairly accurate depiction of the subject for its time (and the knowledge they had), and a fine insight into A.C.D.'s own time; British Imperialism, The Empire (after all, it was the largest ever), and the mentality that justified and drove it.

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Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle (1859-1930) (22 May 1859 7 July 1930) was the creator of Literature/SherlockHolmes and Literature/ProfessorChallenger. He wrote many other stories, but mostly only the ones regarding the famous detective are remembered now. Recently he's appeared as a fictional character in a series of murder mysteries featuring Creator/OscarWilde and Robert Sherard as the Holmes/Watson characters. The television series Series/HoudiniAndDoyle provides a fictionalized account of his real-life friendship with magician and escape artist Creator/HarryHoudini. Anyone with an interest in medieval history and historical fiction should read his novel ''Literature/TheWhiteCompany'', providing both a fairly accurate depiction of the subject for its time (and the knowledge they had), and a fine insight into A.C.D.'s own time; British Imperialism, The Empire (after all, it was the largest ever), and the mentality that justified and drove it.
10th Nov '17 1:52:37 PM CaptEquinox
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* DysfunctionalFamily: Doyle accumulated a huge archive of letters, journals, stories and notes for stories. Rumored to be worth about four million dollars, it disappeared after his death. It seems that most of his kids were complete JerkAss wastrels who wanted to sell it to maintain their FilthyRich lifestyles. Jean Conan Doyle DBE, the steadiest of the children, apparently got hold of it and willed it all to The British Library. Instead, after her death the massive collection somehow turned up at auction -- [[https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2004/12/13/mysterious-circumstances and this is where the story really starts]], including the weird death (murder or suicide?) of one of the world's foremost Holmes scholars.

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* DysfunctionalFamily: Doyle accumulated a huge archive of letters, journals, stories and notes for stories. Rumored to be worth about four million dollars, it disappeared after his death. It seems that most of his kids were complete JerkAss wastrels who wanted to sell it to maintain their FilthyRich IdleRich lifestyles. Jean Conan Doyle DBE, the steadiest of the children, apparently got hold of it and willed it all to The British Library. Instead, after her death the massive collection somehow turned up at auction -- [[https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2004/12/13/mysterious-circumstances and this is where the story really starts]], including the weird death (murder or suicide?) of one of the world's foremost Holmes scholars.
10th Nov '17 1:41:45 PM CaptEquinox
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* CreatorBreakdown: His friend Harry Houdini believed this had happened after the deaths of several of his loved ones, following which Doyle became a devout believer in spiritualism and made his rationalist character Professor Challenger follow the same route. Houdini unsuccessfully tried to show him it was false by [[DoingInTheWizard debunking spirit mediums]], but to no avail. Doyle instead started to believe that Houdini ''himself'' had PsychicPowers, which he used to [[AntiMagic "disrupt"]] others, and perform some of his most hard-to-figure-out magic tricks.

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* CreatorBreakdown: His friend Harry Houdini believed this had happened after the deaths of several of his loved ones, following which Doyle became a devout believer in spiritualism [[SpookySeance spiritualism]] and made his rationalist character Professor Challenger follow the same route. Houdini unsuccessfully tried to show him it was false by [[DoingInTheWizard debunking spirit mediums]], but to no avail. Doyle instead started to believe that Houdini ''himself'' had PsychicPowers, which he used to [[AntiMagic "disrupt"]] others, and perform some of his most hard-to-figure-out magic tricks.tricks.
* DysfunctionalFamily: Doyle accumulated a huge archive of letters, journals, stories and notes for stories. Rumored to be worth about four million dollars, it disappeared after his death. It seems that most of his kids were complete JerkAss wastrels who wanted to sell it to maintain their FilthyRich lifestyles. Jean Conan Doyle DBE, the steadiest of the children, apparently got hold of it and willed it all to The British Library. Instead, after her death the massive collection somehow turned up at auction -- [[https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2004/12/13/mysterious-circumstances and this is where the story really starts]], including the weird death (murder or suicide?) of one of the world's foremost Holmes scholars.
10th Aug '17 11:10:29 AM moloch
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* ''Literature/TheWarinSouthAfrica''

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* ''Literature/TheWarinSouthAfrica''''Literature/TheWarInSouthAfrica''
7th Aug '17 1:33:32 PM VioletVisions
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* FairForItsDay: Several of the Sherlock Holmes stories (on issues of sexism and inter-racial relationships), and especially the short story [[http://www.eastoftheweb.com/short-stories/UBooks/ManWat.shtml ''The Man With the Watches'']] (which, despite ending in [[BuryYourGays tragedy]] as usual, not only features fairly sympathetic gay characters, but has the homophobic narrator realize the error of his ways in the end, at least a little).
22nd Feb '17 11:23:10 AM Kooshmeister
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* ''Literature/ProfessorChallenger'' series, which includes his most famous non-Holmes novel, ''Literature/TheLostWorld1912''

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* ''Literature/ProfessorChallenger'' series, which includes his most famous non-Holmes novel, ''Literature/TheLostWorld1912''''Literature/TheLostWorld1912'' and ''Literature/ThePoisonBelt''
15th Sep '16 9:02:43 AM Sidapa
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* CreatorBreakdown: His friend Harry Houdini believed this had happened after the deaths of several of his loved ones, following which Doyle became a devout believer in spiritualism and made his rationalist character Professor Challenger follow the same route. Houdini unsuccessfully tried to show him it was false by [[DoingInTheWizard debunking spirit mediums]], but to no avail. Doyle instead started to believe that Houdini ''himself'' had PsychicPowers, which he used to [[AntiMagic "disrupt"]] others, and perform some of his most hard-to-figure out magic tricks.

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* CreatorBreakdown: His friend Harry Houdini believed this had happened after the deaths of several of his loved ones, following which Doyle became a devout believer in spiritualism and made his rationalist character Professor Challenger follow the same route. Houdini unsuccessfully tried to show him it was false by [[DoingInTheWizard debunking spirit mediums]], but to no avail. Doyle instead started to believe that Houdini ''himself'' had PsychicPowers, which he used to [[AntiMagic "disrupt"]] others, and perform some of his most hard-to-figure out hard-to-figure-out magic tricks.



* MasqueradingAsTheUnseen: The short story "A Night Among the Nihilists" centres on an ordinary English merchant, who is mistaken for an agent of a terrorist cabal, since the cabal in Solteff, Russia knows only that their agent is an Englishman. He gets taken before their leaders to report on progress of their "secret weapon". Despite knowing nothing about the terrorists or their plans, the good fellow is able to sustain a facade of competency.

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* MasqueradingAsTheUnseen: The short story "A Night Among the Nihilists" centres centers on an ordinary English merchant, who is mistaken for an agent of a terrorist cabal, since the cabal in Solteff, Russia knows only that their agent is an Englishman. He gets taken before their leaders to report on the progress of their "secret weapon". Despite knowing nothing about the terrorists or their plans, the good fellow is able to sustain a facade of competency.



* RealityIsUnrealistic: In his auto-biography Doyle, several times, lists something absurdly ridiculous, and notes the reader ''will'' find it absolutely ridiculous, but comments that it's 100% true.

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* RealityIsUnrealistic: In his auto-biography autobiography Doyle, several times, lists something absurdly ridiculous, and notes the reader ''will'' find it absolutely ridiculous, but comments that it's 100% true.
12th Aug '16 2:34:43 PM freyalorelei
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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) was the creator of Literature/SherlockHolmes and Literature/ProfessorChallenger. He wrote many other stories, but mostly only the ones regarding the famous detective are remembered now. Recently he's appeared as a fictional character in a series of murder mysteries featuring Creator/OscarWilde and Robert Sherard as the Holmes/Watson characters. Anyone with an interest in medieval history and historical fiction should read his novel ''Literature/TheWhiteCompany'', providing both a fairly accurate depiction of the subject for its time (and the knowledge they had), and a fine insight into A.C.D.'s own time; British Imperialism, The Empire (after all, it was the largest ever), and the mentality that justified and drove it.

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) was the creator of Literature/SherlockHolmes and Literature/ProfessorChallenger. He wrote many other stories, but mostly only the ones regarding the famous detective are remembered now. Recently he's appeared as a fictional character in a series of murder mysteries featuring Creator/OscarWilde and Robert Sherard as the Holmes/Watson characters. The television series Series/HoudiniAndDoyle provides a fictionalized account of his real-life friendship with magician and escape artist Creator/HarryHoudini. Anyone with an interest in medieval history and historical fiction should read his novel ''Literature/TheWhiteCompany'', providing both a fairly accurate depiction of the subject for its time (and the knowledge they had), and a fine insight into A.C.D.'s own time; British Imperialism, The Empire (after all, it was the largest ever), and the mentality that justified and drove it.
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