The Impact Of Sherlock Holmes Essay

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The Impact of Sherlock Holmes The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is a story about not only seemingly supernatural intelligence and deduction skills, but also friendship and adventure. From the very beginning of Arthur Conan Doyle’s first book A Study in Scarlet, it is clear that the “consulting detective”, known as Sherlock Holmes, is far more intelligent and observant than any other natural man. But what exactly is it about the detective stories that gave them such widespread appeal in the late 1800’s? How are these stories, even now, one hundred and twenty five years after publishing, still being read, adored, and even turned into movies and television series? Perhaps it is the unordinary characters, the unpredictable circumstances, or the nail-biting suspense that comes with following the narration of Doctor John Watson as he delves deep into the methods of his mysterious new flat mate. Above all else, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle is regarded as one of the most influential works of British literature due to its clear connection with the era in which it was written, its ability to influence readers even now, one hundred and twenty five years post publication, and the unmistakable charm of the classic detective story. The very first edition to the incredible collection of Holmes stories entitled The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes was a short story called A Scandal in Bohemia which was written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and published in The
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