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Sherlock Holmes - Novels & Short Stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Updated on September 16, 2012

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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

After having read numerous Sherlock Holmes novels by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, I confess that I've fallen victim to admiring the character and his persona. Doyle has carefully written his stories around this exceptional character in a way that brings the reader to feel the emotions of the characters and environment in the shorter stories and novels written based around the great detective, Mr Sherlock Holmes. Regardless of the short story or novel written, the life of Sherlock Holmes appears to be one of reality in which the reader can themselves feel as though Mr Sherlock Holmes is in actual fact a part of their own lives. For me, I've become so accustomed to the life and characteristics of Sherlock Holmes as though he were a non-fictional character, one who lived in the Victorian era, investigating the crimes throughout England.

Unlike the typical detective stories written, told, and retold, the Sherlock Holmes stories by Sir Author Conan Doyle are one in which Holmes has developed such investigative techniques that even the reader would feel as though Holmes were a detective who could solve many of today's crimes and unsolved mysteries throughout the world. For an author to come up with such detailed observation through a character can only suggest that Doyle had become a part of Holmes, and Holmes a part of Doyle alike.

For all of those who are yet to read any of the Sherlock Holmes novels or short stories, I recommend that it's a must. Suitable for all ages, the stories will definitely entertain and keep you wanting to read more. The shorter stories are particularly clever with so much depth in the investigative techniques and mystery solving in the space of so few pages - roughly 20 on average.

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      Katharina 2 years ago

      Lucy,Thank you for including me in your pjreoct. It is an honor for Dr. Doyle's works to appear in a contemporary portrait of one of his admirers. Being a classicist, Doyle would answer your question as posed: The phrase is Shakespeare s genius, but Holmes used it in the opening of The Abbey Grange' to rouse Dr, Watson to the investigation of an unusual murder.

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