The Ad­ven­tures of Sher­lock Holmes

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He was in­spired by both a fic­tional de­tec­tive and a real-life sur­geon, but his last­ing fame has sur­passed both. Sher­lock Holmes, the cre­ation of Sir Arthur Co­nan Doyle, was not a com­pos­ite of Edgar Al­lan Poe’s fic­tional de­tec­tive C Au­guste Dupin and Ed­in­burgh sur­geon Joseph Doyle, but he took el­e­ments of both, whilst also be­ing a unique and com­plex de­tec­tive. He first ap­peared in print in 1887, when A Study In Scar­let ap­peared in Bee­ton’s Christ­mas An­nual, but it was in Oc­to­ber 1892 that 12 short sto­ries, orig­i­nally pub­lished in The Strand mag­a­zine, were gath­ered to­gether and pub­lished as a sin­gle an­thol­ogy – as four more groups of sto­ries would sim­i­larly be pub­lished from then un­til the late 1920s.

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