Edinburgh Conan Doyle Project

“He sits motionless, like a spider in the centre of its web, but that web has thousand radiations, and he knows well every quiver of each of them.”

The Final Problem (1893)

From centre left clockwise: Mrs A. Conan Doyle, Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, [reproduction number, LC-B2-3223-5]; Portrait of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, head and shoulders. Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY 4.0; Sir A. Conan Doyle, Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, [reproduction number, LC-B2- 5692-14]; Doyle, Arthur Conan, Sir, portrait photograph, Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, [reproduction number, LC-G432- 0701-A]; Conan Doyle, Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, [reproduction number, LC-B2- 5766-12]; Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, [reproduction number, LC-G41- 0091]; Sir A. Conan Doyle, Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, [reproduction number, LC-B2- 5692-13].

Arthur Conan Doyle is best known as the creator of the detective Sherlock Holmes, but the full range of his works has never been published in a scholarly critical edition. This site provides access to, and information on, the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. It also has a range of Outreach Resources about Conan Doyle and his work, for schools, book groups and communities.

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About the Edinburgh Conan Doyle Research Network

The research network out of which these Edinburgh Editions of the Works of Arthur Conan Doyle came is formed of scholars and academics from around the world with specialisms in Conan Doyle or related fields.

(Image: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and family looking over wall and pointing, New York City, Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division [LC-USZ62-98125])


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