Arthur Conan Doyle World Literature Analysis
Doyle tended to think of his Sherlock Holmes stories as popular fiction, written primarily to maintain his income while he worked on more important works, such as The White Company (1891). Though this historical novel in a medieval setting is thought to be one of his best books, and though his science-fiction novels about Professor Challenger are also well respected, the tales of Sherlock Holmes are still considered Doyle’s best and most memorable work.
In Holmes and Dr. John Watson, Doyle created well-rounded, interesting characters. Holmes is the utter rationalist, understanding emotions almost exclusively as factors in the solution of interesting intellectual problems. He solves crimes by using keen...
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