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Arthur Conan Doyle

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the-adventures-of-sherlock-holmes-arthur-conan-doyleMysteryThings that are difficult to understand are Holmess true enemy.JusticeOnce employed by a client, Holmes does everything in his power to right any wrong.ReasoningGreat things can be accomplished through rational thought and the observation of oft-missed details. The Truth Will OutTHEMESSet in the soot-soaked alleyways of late 1800s London, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes stories detail the many cases of Londons most gifted private detective. Told through the memoirs of Holmess friend and colleague, Dr. John Watson, each case pits the sleuths discerning mind and exacting eye against villains bent on evading justice.CamaraderieWatson is more than just Holmess personal historian; hes also his friend, sounding board, and accomplice.Main CharactersLestradeOft-foiled police officer; annoyed by Holmess brillianceClientsImpetus for each story; often shocked at Holmess abilitiesSherlock HolmesWildly observant and logical but cold; favors justice over legalityIrene AdlerBeautiful and intelligent woman; earns Holmess respectAssociatesHelpsDupesFriendshipMotifsDeceptionLies abound in the world of Sherlock Holmes, as the detective employs disguises and cases take twists and turns.In late 19th-century England, the proliferation of carriages and trains meant that a single detective could cover distances faster than ever before.TravelDr. John WatsonEducated and well traveled; admires and helps Holmest is, of course, a trifle, but there is nothing so important as trifles.Sherlock Holmes, The Man with the Twisted LipSherlock Holmes stories written by Doyle60Year Doyle introduced the Sherlock Holmes character in A Study in Scarlet18871899Award nominations for Sherlock, the BBC modern adaptation of the Sherlock Holmes story>100The Adventures of Sherlock Holmesby the NumbersYear actor William Gillette introduced Sherlock Holmess iconic pipe, hat, and cloak SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE1859–1930AuthorBorn in Scotland, Doyle discovered his talent for storytelling at the University of Edinburgh, alongside famous author classmates such as J.M. Barrie and Robert Louis Stevenson. He based the character of Sherlock Holmes on his professor, Dr. James Bell.A knighted field surgeon, Doyle himself was the basis for Watson.Sources:, Connecticut History, Encyclopaedia Britannica, Guinness, IMDb, PBS, Victorian WebCopyright © 2016 Course Hero, Inc.Arthur Conan Doyle1892EnglishShort StoriesAuthorYear PublishedOriginal LanguageThe Adventures ofSherlock HolmesAdventure

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