Sherlock Holmes By Conan Doyle

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Sherlock Holmes has assumed a reality few fictional characters have. Holmes is known for his astute logical reasoning, his ability to adopt almost any disguise and his use of forensic science to solve different cases. Sherlock Holmes is the main character of four novels and more than sixty short stories by Sir Conan Doyle (1859-1930).(please find the exact amount-needs to be hard fact) Doyle used inspirations from his reality to help strengthen his description of the fictional detective series of Sherlock Holmes. The author used actual descriptions, mostly of late Victorian London. Experiences from the accurate time period made Holmes’s stories come to reality.

Author Ignatius Conan Doyle was born on May 22 1859, in Edinburgh, Scotland. Conan Doyle’s father is Charles Doyle, an alcoholic who would spend much of his later life in a metal institution. Charles married Mary Foley Doyle, daughter of an Irish doctor, described as attractive, lively teacher. She loved literature and according to biographer Andrew Lycett, beguiled her children with story-telling. Conan moved to London as a medical school graduate, in 1891. Conan Doyle had been heavily influenced by Dr. Joseph Bell, whom he met at the Edinburgh Infirmary and whose diagnostic powers amazed his students and colleagues. Doyle said “Holmes was inspired by Joseph Bell, a surgeon at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. Like Holmes, Bell was noted for drawing broad conclusions from minute observations. “. Another person that…
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