Arthur Conan Doyle

BBC Classics: Ultimate Story Collection
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    A treasure chest of timeless short stories by some of the world's greatest authors

    Suspense and horror
    1 The Adventure of the Sussex Vampire - Arthur Conan Doyle
    2 The Signalman - Charles Dickens
    3 Lost Hearts - MR James
    4 The Sealed Room - Arthur Conan Doyle.
    5 Mrs Badgery - Wilkie Collins
    6 Wailing Well - MR James
    7 The Open Window - Saki
    8 How it happened - Arthur Conan Doyle
    9 The Tell-Tale Heart - Edgar Allan Poe
    10 The Cone - HG Wells
    11 A Haunted House - Virginia Woolf
    12 Rats - MR James
    13 The Oval Portrait - Edgar Allan Poe
    14 Tarquin of Cheapside - F. Scott Fitzgerald
    15 One Crowded Hour - Arthur Conan Doyle
    16 The Mezzotint - MR James
    17 The Masque of the Red Death - Edgar Allan Poe

    Love
    18 The Kiss - Kate Chopin
    19 Eleonora - Edgar Allan Poe
    20 About Love - Anton Chekhov
    21 The Lovers - Hans Christian Anderson
    22 Love - Guy De Maupassant
    23 The Sphinx Without a Secret - Oscar Wilde
    24 A Wedding Gift - Guy De Maupassant
    25 Kew Gardens - Virginia Woolf
    26 The District Doctor - Ivan Turgenev
    27 Happiness - Guy De Maupassant
    28 A Blunder - Anton Chekhov
    29 The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky - Stephen Crane
    30 In a Far-Off World - Olive Schreiner
    31 The Cook's Wedding - Anton Chekhov
    32 The Recruit - Honore de Balzac
    33 The Nightingale and the Rose - Oscar Wilde
    34 Pyramus and Thisbe - Ovid
    35 Aunt Hetty on Matrimony - Fanny Fern
    36 A Country Cottage - Anton Chekhov
    37 Marriage a la Mode - Katherine Mansfield
    38 The Statue of Limitations - Ernest Dowson
    39 The Dilettante - Edith Wharton

    Humorous
    40 Tobermory - Saki
    41The Mesmeric Mountain - Stephen Crane
    42 The Children's Joke - Louisa May Alcott
    43 At The Siren - Anton Chekhov
    44 The Garden Party - Katherine Mansfield
    45 The Cask of Amontillado - Edgar Allan Poe
    46 The New Dress - Virginia Woolf
    47 How I Built Myself A House - Thomas Hardy
    48 The Model Millionaire - Oscar Wilde
    49 A Pair of Silk Stockings - Kate Chopin
    50 At The Barbers - Anton Chekhov
    51 A Respectable Woman - Kate Chopin

    Folk & Fable
    52 The Happy Prince - Oscar Wilde.
    53 The Elves and the Shoemaker - The Brothers Grimm
    54 The Emperor's New Clothes -Hans Christian Andersen
    55 The Tongue Cut Sparrow - Yei Theodora Ozaki
    56 Finn and the Scottish Giant - Harold F. Read
    57 The Postmaster - Rabindranath Tagore
    58 The Toys of Peace - Saki
    59 The Selfish Giant - Oscar Wilde
    60 The Flower Gatherer - Edward Thomas
    61 Araby - James Joyce
    62 The Interlopers - Saki
    63 Tom Thumb - The Brothers Grimm
    64 The Kabuliwalah - Rabindranath Tagore
    65 The Monkey's Paws - WW Jacobs

    Christmas
    66 The Little Match Girl - Hans Christian Andersen
    67 Papa Panov's Special Christmas - Leo Tolstoy
    68 Christmas Storms and Sunshine - Elizabeth Gaskell.
    69 The Gift of the Magi - O'Henry
    70 At Christmas Time - Anton Chekhov
    71 A Dill Pickle - Katherine Mansfield

    Classic Tales
    72 The Yellow Wallpaper - Charlotte Perkins Gilman
    73 The Fall of Lord Barrymore - Arthur Conan Doyle
    74 The Necklace - Guy De Maupassant
    75 Holiday Group - EM Delafield
    76 Three Questions - Leo Tolstoy
    77 The Cop and the Anthem - O'Henry
    78 The Fly - Katherine Mansfield
    79 The Christening - DH Lawrence
    80 After the Race - James Joyce
    81 The String Quartet - Virginia Woolf
    82 Two Friends - Guy De Maupassant
    83 An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge - Ambrose Bierce.
    84 A Gentleman Friend - Anthon Chekhov
    85 Ma'ame Pelagie - Kate Chopin
    86 Second Best - DH Lawrence
    87 El Verdugo - Honore de Balzac
    88 The Story of an Hour - Kate Chopin
    89 The Man of No Account - Bret Hart
    90 The Piece of String - Guy De Maupassant
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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born on 22 May 1859 in Edinburgh. He studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh and began to write stories while he was a student.Over his life he produced more than thirty books, 150 short stories, poems, plays and essays across a wide range of genres. His most famous creation is the detective Sherlock Holmes, who he introduced in his first novel A Study in Scarlet (1887). This was followed in 1889 by an historical novel, Micah Clarke. In 1893 Conan Doyle published 'The Final Problem' in which he killed off his famous detective so that he could turn his attention more towards historical fiction. However Holmes was so popular that Conan Doyle eventually relented and published The Hound of the Baskervilles in 1901. The events of the The Hound of the Baskervilles are set before those of 'The Final Problem' but in 1903 new Sherlock Holmes stories began to appear that revealed that the detective had not died after all. He was finally retired in 1927. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle died on 7 July 1930.

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