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Sir arthur conan doyle

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930) Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930) was best known for writing the mysterious Sherlock Holmes books in the late 1800's. He was educated at StonyHurst School; he then went to Australia for a year before taking a degree in medicine at Edinborough University. Arthur Conan Doyle graduated in 1885 and set up as a doctor in Southsea. But as he was not getting a lot of income and to fill in the quiet parts at work, he started to write different detective stories. He writ short stories at first which got published in the strand magazine. He then started to write longer stories about Sherlock Holmes which finally got published and became very successful. One of His most famous professional characteristics is his power of observation. An example of this is where he is examining a room "Why, it's a dummy...it is fastened to a hook" (The Speckled Band). ...read more.

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His most famous saying is "Elementary my Dear Watson" to his most faithful friend Dr Watson meaning to be positive. Sherlock Holmes also treats Watson with a firm tone but is also endearing. Sherlock Holmes's methods of solving crimes involved the close study of a wide variety of subjects and the keeping of them and cross-referencing of good records, and would study a crime scene in great detail. To solve crimes he has to find clues and to follow them, but he is also the kind of person who will think deeply about how he should go about doing these things. Having accumulated all the information and evidence possible, he would form a theory about the crime and then test that theory, seek corroboration from his great friend and accomplice Dr Watson and collar the criminal. ...read more.

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We know what this was like in Sherlock Holmes's time (1800s) because of the internet, books, paper etc and Researchers who can gather information by looking at the world and studying different areas around the world and many different locations. Overall, I think the way Holmes can solve crimes is by analysing them, reasoning with them and also observing them. Also, he does not allow emotion to distract him from different clues. Holmes was a misogynist, so there was hardly any chance for emotion to enter his brain. I think that this quote best describes Sherlock Holmes "He was.... the most perfect reasoning machine that the world has ever seen" (A Scandal in Bohemia). ?? ?? ?? ?? This document was downloaded from Coursework.Info - The UK's Coursework Database - http://www.coursework.info/ This document was downloaded from Coursework.Info - The UK's Coursework Database - http://www.coursework.info/ This document was downloaded from Coursework.Info - The UK's Coursework Database - http://www.coursework.info/ This document was downloaded from Coursework.Info - The UK's Coursework Database - http://www.coursework.info/ ...read more.

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