Friday, May 22, 2009
Happy Birthday, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
For admirers of Victorian literature, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is considered not only the creator of Sherlock Holmes, the most popular literary detective of the 19th and 20th centuries, but also the father of the science fiction novel who revolutionized the literary mystery. But what were Doyle’s literary influences? Was Holmes based on a real person? What is the significance behind that famous address 221b Baker Street? To answer these questions follow Holmes advice, “Eliminate all other factors, and the one which remains must be the truth.” Or, join us on Friday as we celebrate the 150th birthday of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Literary Estate
- Daniel Stashower
- The Chronicles of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
- Scott Brown on Sherlock Holmes, Obsessed Nerds, and Fan Fiction
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