Beyond Sherlock

Besides Sherlock, Conan Doyle wrote many other books and stories throughout his life. He produced short stories, novels, poems, histories and plays. From mummies, to dinosaurs to fairies and ghosts, Conan Doyle’s interests were impressively wide. He also wrote numerous articles, as well as Spiritualist, scientific and medical works.

Near the end of his life, Conan Doyle became heavily involved with adapting his works for film. The 1925 adaptation of The Lost World was possibly the project he was most proud of. Its revolutionary stop-motion animation which brought the story’s dinosaurs to life was later used to animate the Hollywood blockbuster, King Kong.

Illustration of a soldier waving a sword on a horse

An original illustration by Sidney Paget from The Exploits and Adventures of Brigadier Gerard for the Strand Magazine

Man and child holding hands. Also a dog

Conan Doyle and his daughter Jean with the family dog returning from a fairy hunt.