During the fall of , in order to improve the health of his wife, Conan Doyle stayed in Egypt for several months. When the conflict between the British and the dervishes was growing seriously, he became a war correspondent for the Westminster Gazette. These events inspired him the novel The Tragedy of the Korosko.
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Conan Doyle engaged in december. Unfortunately, the Middlesex Yeomanry Regiment put him on a waiting list. Meanwhile, a friend, John Langman, who wished to raise a fifty-beds hospital in South Africa, offered him to supervise the operation. From march to august , he led the hospital in Bloemfontein, capital of the Orange state. Its Cause and Conduct The latter was virulent against those who accused the English of abusing the Boers rapes, use of dum-dum bullets This position, rather than his participation in the conflict earned him the title of Knight Bachelor.
He was from then: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
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Sherlock Holmes then made a temporary return. The Hound of the Baskervilles was serialized between august and may in The Strand Magazine. But it is an adventure which takes place shortly before the death of the detective. It was only in that an American publisher convinced Conan Doyle to resurrect the detective, by offering him a large amount of money.
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In january , Sir Arthur ran for elections always Unionist so conservative and suffered another defeat. The health of his wife Louisa suddenly worsen. Tumor occured and caused partial paralysis. She gradually weakened and died on 4 july This drama plunged him into a state of prostration near depression. He then launched headlong into the George Edalji case, a young notary of Indian origin, sentenced to seven years of prison for mutilating cattle and sending anonymous letters.
In the manner of Sherlock Holmes, Conan Doyle lead his own investigation and proved his innocence. In september , Conan Doyle married Jean Elizabeth Leckie with whom he was in love since but always maintained a friendly relationship in respect for his wife. Two years later, the public discovered the crimes committed in Congo by the Belgian administration.
Conan Doyle decided to take action at an international level by publishing The Crime of the Congo , sending several articles in newspapers and corresponding with the President of the United States and the Emperor of Germany.
All means were good to stop these crimes, which in twenty years, did more than a century of slavery victims across Africa. Conan Doyle intervened in to restore the truth in the Oscar Slater case, a German Jew accused of murder and sentenced to death. He noted serious irregularities in the police investigation. Convinced of the innocence of the man, he sought to prove it. He didn't success completely but managed to commute the death sentence to life imprisonment . In , Conan Doyle created a new character that will mark the literary world: But when he wanted to go to the front, this "privilege" was refused due to his advanced age 55 years-old.
So he put his pen to the service of his country and published a pamphlet entitled To Arms! Throughout the war, he wrote carefully the history of the Great War day by day . For this, he was directly communicating with generals on the battlefield. In , he visited the English, Italian and French fronts and even met Clemenceau. The same year, his eldest son, Kingsley , was seriously wounded at the Battle of the Somme. He died of pneumonia in october Want to Read saving….
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All editions contain a brief preface, by "John H. The collection contains " The Adventure of the Cardboard Box ", which was also included in the first edition of in The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes but was dropped from later editions of that book.
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The final story, " His Last Bow. The War Service of Sherlock Holmes " , an epilogue about Holmes' war service, was first published in Collier's on 22 September —one month before the book's premiere on 22 October. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For the short story, see His Last Bow short story. Not to be confused with His Last Vow. This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.