Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was known mainly for his Sherlock Holmes Stories.
A brilliant London-based detective, Sherlock Holmes is famous for his intellectual prowess, and is renowned for his skilful use of "deductive reasoning" while using abductive reasoning (inference to the best explanation) and astute observation to solve difficult cases. He is arguably the most famous fictional detective ever created, and is one of the best known and most universally recognisable literary characters in any genre.
England in the late 1880's was very class counscious. The Upper and Middle Class considered Police to be of a Lower Class. Sherlock Holmes was of the Higher Class. If a crime was commited, the Upper and Middle Class felt more confortable communicating with someone in their own Class. This is how Sherlock Holmes was used in these stories.
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From LibriVox:1. A Study in Scarlet [This was Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s first Sherlock Holmes story. At the beginning of the book, Dr. Watson meets Sherlock Holmes for the first time]
From Archive.Org - Audio:
- Sherlock Holmes on Radio
- Sherlock Holmes meets Dracula (Radio Program)
- Dracula meets Sherlock Holmes (another different Radio Program)
The Immortal Sherlock Holmes (William Gillette’s famous Play) from Orson Welles’ "Mercury on the Air".
Sherlock Holmes as read by Basil Rathbone Rathbone was the great actor who played Sherlock Holmes in the movies and on radio. Most people say he was the "perfect" Sherlock Holmes. The stories read are:
- Scandle in Bohemia
The Final Problem
The Red Geaded League
The Speckled Band
1. Sherlock Holmes Movies (Free Download)
2. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Interview- A 1927 Fox newsreel interview with the author and spiritualist, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. He speaks about his greatest literary creation, Sherlock Holmes, and his work in spiritualism