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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Arthur Conan Doyle

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Author: Arthur Conan Doyle

Year Published: 1892

Type: Short Stories

Genre: Adventure

Perspective and Narrator:

The events in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes are narrated in the first person by the character Dr. John Watson, who conveys information about himself only insofar as it relates to the main figure of his narrative: Sherlock Holmes. Dr. Watson's admiration for Sherlock Holmes makes Watson a biased narrator.

Tense:

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is written in the past tense.

About the Title:

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, a collection of 12 short stories featuring the famous fictional detective Sherlock Holmes, was not the reading public's first introduction to the character. The stories in this collection were preceded by A Study in Scarlet (1888), The Sign of Four (1890), and a serialized set of magazine stories. By the time The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes was published, the character was wildly popular with the public. Hence, Doyle decided to include the character's name in the title as a way to boost sales.

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