'Sherlock Holmes' An Amazing Novel


Sherlock Holmes is one of the milestone work in the field of detective fiction. It's a novel written by the world-famous novelist Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Sherlock Holmes is an amazing novel that in the form of the case diary of Dr. Watson. Watson is the friend and partner of Sherlock Holmes in the field of investigation. Sherlock Holmes is an outstanding detective and the main character in the novel. The first story in the Holmes series was published in 1887. Holmes series was published in almost all languages all over the world. Doyle's character was beyond our expectations. Even though they are just non-living characters, but the readers can feel every emotion and feeling that Conan Doyle put in them.


About The Author

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930), though a physician by profession, took to write detective fiction and earned a prominent place in the heart of the English reading public. He does not figure as an eminent literary personality, as most of his writings are conformed to detective and horror stories. But the fact remains that he had won an undeniably enviable place in the heart of his readers who believed was a real person in flesh and blood.


Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh in 1859. He completed his education including his medical education at Edinburgh University. He practiced medicine in the South Sea for eight years from 1882. He could not run a successful practice and he utilized his spare time for writing novels and stories. He introduced himself to the public as a successful writer in 1887 with the publication of his first book 'A Study In Scarlet'.


Sir Arthur Conan Doyle failed only as a doctor. He is not only famous as a novelist but also as a Billiard player. He also owns many Historical and Scientifical works, but Sherlock Holmes was his all-time favorite one for the readers. Some of the other works of Conan Doyle are, Micah Clarke (1889), Rodney Stone (1896), The White Company (1890), Sir Nigel (1906), etc... The World Famous novelist Dr. Arthur Conan Doyle passed away in the time of July 7th, 1930. Doyle was found clutching his chest in the hall of Windlesham Manor, his house in Crow borough, East Sussex, on 7 July 1930. He died of a heart attack at the age of 71. His last words were directed toward his wife: "You are wonderful." At the time of his death, there was some controversy concerning his burial place, as he was avowedly not a Christian, considering himself a Spiritualist. He was first buried on 11 July 1930 in Windlesham rose garden.


About The Novel

The stories of Sherlock Holmes are a daily miracle in the literature of the sinister. Arthur Conan Doyle's Holmes series is a perfect example of that the novel gain ten times more popular than that of the creator. Although the literature of the sinister is popular, its role in the mainstream of literature is small. But Conan Doyle has a great place in it. For a century or more, readers have been receiving Holmes with all their hearts. There are no other detective works that have been so universal in the world. The first book in Doyle's Holms series, A Study in Scarlet, was published in 1887. Although the Holmes series was officially translated into most languages in the world, Only Malayalam translation comes after a hundred years (1981). All works, including 4 novels and 8 stories in the Holmes series, have been translated into all most every language around the world. The novel is based on the case diary of Watson, an intimate friend of Detective Sherlock Holmes.


The first part of the novel was about how Dr. Watson met the great detective Sherlock Holmes. “IN the year of 1879 I took my degree of Doctor of Medicine from the University of London……” this is how the first chapter “Mr. Sherlock Holmes” begins. Throughout this novel, we can see all about the life of a detective and his friend. The bond of their friendship is an interesting fact in the novel. Sherlock Holmes is a character who later on captured the attention and admiration of the readers. The astonishingly brainy Sherlock Holmes kindled the excitement and fascination of readers with the publication of “The Sign of Four” in 1890. This was followed by a collection of novels and stories entitled “Adventures of Sherlock Holmes” that made Sherlock Holmes a household name among the English. The most famous detective horror story that features Sherlock Holmes as an incredibly intelligent detective is “The Hound of the Baskervilles” published in 1902. Sherlock Holmes is easily the greatest among the detectives who ever appeared in detective fiction.


Conan Doyle got tired of the adventures of his own creation and killed Sherlock Holmes in one of his novels, “The Last Bow”, published in 1893. But the public refused to accept the death of Sherlock Holmes. The protest was such that Conan Doyle had to bring Sherlock Holmes to life in an ingenious way, in his next novel. It’s exact evidence to the fact that how readers accepted Doyle and his Holmes by heart.


Contents and year of publication:-

1.      A Study in Scarlet (Novel) 1887

2.      The Sign of Four (Novel) 1890

3.      The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes 1891

4.      The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes 1982

5.      The Return of Sherlock Holmes 1903

6.      The Hound of Baskervilles (Novel) 1902

7.      The Valley of Fear (Novel) 1914

8.      His Last Bow 1971

9.      The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes 192


Sherlock Holmes is one of the most well known fictional detective characters throughout literature. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who at the time practiced medicine when he first published his work about Sherlock Holmes. To this day, a significant amount of people knew who Sherlock Holmes was even if they have never read Conan Doyle’s work before. It also inspires many authors and directors to base their work and cases off of Sherlock Holmes from many media like movies, TV shows, games, and even to anime and cartoon.




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