Sherlock Holmes: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - The True Story of the Birth of the Great Detective

Written by:
Liam Dale
Narrated by:
Liam Dale

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
December 2023
0 hours 41 minutes
Do you want to explore the origins of the iconic literary detective Sherlock Holmes and the creative process behind Arthur Conan Doyle's creation? Join The History Journals for an hourly history tour.

The enigmatic figure of Sherlock Holmes, complete with his smoking pipe, deerstalker hat, and magnifying glass, has transcended time and remains a beloved fictional character. Even today, 221B Baker Street, his fictional residence, receives countless letters addressed to him, a testament to his enduring popularity.

Sherlock Holmes ranks among the greatest fictional detectives, brought to life on screen by actors like Basil Rathbone, Robert Downey Jr., Benedict Cumberbatch, and Will Ferrell. However, to truly understand the genius behind Holmes, we must delve into the life of his creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, a fascinating and enigmatic figure in his own right.

- Arthur Conan Doyle's life journey
- How Doyle's medical background and interest in forensics influenced The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
- The potential inspiration behind Holmes from the "Burke and Hare" case
- The debut of Sherlock Holmes in A Study in Scarlet published in Beeton's Christmas Annual in 1887
- The iconic visual portrayal of Sherlock Holmes by Sidney Paget
- Doyle's connection to spiritualism and its significance in his life
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