Old Favorites: Arthur Conan Doyle

We’re focusing on newer books, movies, and television shows for 2019, but that doesn’t mean we’re entirely ignoring old favorites! After all, what’s that saying–what’s old may just become new again (or something like that)?

Tomorrow marks the 160th anniversary of Arthur Conan Doyle’s birthday. A doctor and writer of numerous genres, he will always be best known as the creator of Sherlock Holmes, though his relationship with his most famous creation was a tempestuous one. Doyle himself was an interesting fellow, and what better time to learn more about him?

Of course, we have no shortage of Sherlock Holmes books and TV shows and movies in our catalog, but we also have a fair number of material on Doyle himself.

What better way to get to know the man himself than to read his letters?

Life in Letters

But of course if you don’t want to delve into Doyle’s correspondence, you can also instead read one of the more acclaimed biographies about him:

The Man Who Created Sherlock Holmes

And if you want to learn more about Doyle but aren’t quite up to a 550+ page book, then consider instead a more streamlined YA bio about him:

YA bio

If Doyle’s fixation on fairies and the infamous episode where he was tricked into believing two girls had taken photographs of them intrigues you, then try The Fairy Ring.

The Fairy Ring

If you’re less interested in knowing more about the man and just want to try some of Doyle’s other work, your best bet is probably his sci fi classic The Lost World:

The Lost World

Are you a Sherlock Holmes fan? Have you read any of Doyle’s other work? Do you think his mixed feelings toward Sherlock are understandable? Tell us in the comments! As always, please follow this link to our online library catalog to find more information on any of these items or to place holds.

 

Author: berryvillelibrary

"Our library, our future"

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