The Land of Mist

By Arthur Conan Doyle

Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle, DL (1859-1930) was once a Scottish writer. he's such a lot famous for his tales in regards to the detective Sherlock Holmes, that are often thought of a huge innovation within the box of crime fiction, and for the adventures of Professor Challenger. He used to be a prolific author whose different works comprise technological know-how fiction tales, ancient novels, performs and romances, poetry, and non-fiction. His first major paintings used to be A learn in Scarlet, which seemed in Beeton's Christmas Annual for 1887 and featured the 1st visual appeal of Sherlock Holmes, who was once partly modelled after his former collage professor, Joseph Bell. different works comprise The company of Girdlestone (1890), The Captain of the Polestar (1890), The Doings of Raffles Haw (1892), past town (1892), The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1892), The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard (1896), the nice Boer warfare (1900), the golf green Flag (1900), The Hound of the Baskervilles (1902), and The misplaced international (1912).

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