The Hound of the Baskervilles
The Hound of the Baskervilles is the third of the four crime novels written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle featuring the detective Sherlock Holmes.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The author, (Sir) Arthur Conan-Doyle wrote his first Holmes story, A Study In Scarlet, in 1886. Sherlock Holmes, a fictitious character was based on a real man, Dr Joseph Bell, a renown forensic scientist at Edinburgh University whom Conan-Doyle studied under. Conan-Doyle wrote 56 self contained short stories & 4 novels (60 adventures in total) The collection is known as The Cannon.
The first Sherlock Holmes film was produced in 1900. In 1939 the novels were developed as a series of films staring Basil Rathbone, establishing the trademark deerstalker, pipe & spyglass as a global visual icon.
1875: Matriculation Exam
In july 1875, Arthur Conan Doyle passed London Matriculation Examination at Stonyhurst College. On 20 july, he received his Certificate of Honour from the University of London. He was placed eighty-first.
1902: Knight Bachelor and Deputy-Lieutenant
In april 1902, he was notified that he would receive a knighthood in the forthcoming Honours List.
1903 : KStJ
On 7 may 1903, Arthur Conan Doyle received the "Knight of Grace" title from The Order of St. John of Jerusalem.
1905 : LL.D.
On 7 april 1905, Arthur Conan Doyle was awarded his honorary degree of Doctor of Laws (LL.D., Legum Doctor) by the University of Edinburgh.
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