Arthur Conan Doyle

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Lost Sherlock Holmes Story Found in Scottish Attic

Tale written in 1904 by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle had appeared in fundraising pamphlet

(Newser) - It's been a treasure trove of recently discovered writings from famous authors: first Harper Lee , then Dr. Seuss , and now Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. An 80-year-old man in Scotland says he found a long-lost Sherlock Holmes story that appeared in a 1904 short-story collection, the New York Daily News ... More »

New Conan Doyle Tale to Be Published: His Own

Diary from year spent at sea shows young writer at work

(Newser) - A 20-year-old runs away from his medical studies in Victorian Britain to spend a perilous year as a ship's doctor on an Arctic whaler. It may sound like a ripping yarn, but a previously unpublished book by Arthur Conan Doyle actually tells his own story. The British Library is... More »

Thanks to 50 Shades, the Classics Get Sex Scenes

Introducing 'Clandestine Classics'

(Newser) - Jane Eyre is great and all, but wouldn't it be so much better if it featured tons of "explosive sex" scenes? Thanks to Clandestine Classics , it soon will. The company is publishing erotic versions of that and other tomes including Pride and Prejudice, 20,000 Leagues Under the ... More »

Brits Fight to Save Conan Doyle's Mansion

Reasons to preserve Undershaw are elementary, say Holmes fans

(Newser) - Campaigners fighting to save the house where Arthur Conan Doyle wrote some of his most famous stories say they're dealing with a case of greedy developers—and snobbish officials. The Sherlock Holmes creator built his mansion, Undershaw, in the 1890s. It has fallen into disrepair in recent years and developers... More »

Downey's 'Sherlock': Less Gent, More Hero

Movie depicts brilliant but troubled brawler

(Newser) - The new Sherlock Holmes, played by Robert Downey Jr, is no tweed-clad gentleman. In the latest movie remake, which opens Christmas Day, the detective is reimagined as a ripped martial arts expert "with a mind that whizzes along like a Ferrari and a penchant for falling into a disheveled... More »

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