On May 22, 1856 Sir Arthur Doyle was born in Edinburg, Scotland and was son of both English, Irish-Catholic descendants. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was an Irish Scots writer and physician, who is most notable for writing his short story series Sherlock Holmes. In 1887, Doyle published A Study in the Scarlet, which marked the first appearance of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. Dr. Watson, an astute man who was Sherlock Holmes’ sidekick and the refined, expressive, and virtuoso consultant detective. Living in 221B Baker Street, London, both Watson and Holmes went on to create a frenzy among British literature during the late 18th century.
Written during the Victorian era, The Strand Magazine published four novels and 56 short stories of Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes. Britain’s appetite for ravenous cheap fiction allowed Sherlock Holmes to entertain the young and educated scene with lit...
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...he Reichenbach Falls. The Strand Magazine lost 20,000 subscribers overnight. There were protests from high places. As much as he hated Holmes and writing about him, Holmes made Doyle rich, and by the end of the century he was one of the wealthiest of British men of letters.
Although Sherlock Holmes was a collection of short stories that lasted from 1880 to 1914 and it still manages to continue the advancement of criminal detective investigation methods. At a time where London’s population was terrified about the events that proceeded, Holmes made the nation feel safe and was London’s hometown hero. Not only did Holmes pave the road for criminal detectives nowadays, but on intellectual inquiry and popular culture as well. Sherlock Holmes and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle created a precedent in Detective Fiction, which has withstood the test of time and continues to grow.
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