Sherlock Holmes is one of the most famous fictional detectives in the world. He was created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, a Scottish writer and physician, who published his first story featuring Holmes in 1887. The character was inspired by Doyle’s former teacher, Dr. Joseph Bell, who had remarkable skills of observation and deduction. Holmes is known for his use of logic, forensic science, and disguise to solve complex and mysterious cases.
The stories of Sherlock Holmes are set in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, mostly in London. Holmes lives at 221B Baker Street with his friend and assistant, Dr. John Watson, who narrates most of the stories. Together, they face a variety of villains, such as Professor Moriarty, Irene Adler, and Colonel Sebastian Moran. The stories often involve crimes that seem impossible or supernatural, but Holmes always finds a rational explanation.
Holmes appeared in four novels and 56 short stories, mostly narrated by his friend and assistant, Dr. John Watson. The stories are set in Victorian London, where Holmes solves various mysteries using his logical reasoning and scientific methods. He also relies on his loyal network of informants, such as the Baker Street Irregulars, a group of street children.
Sherlock Holmes has become a cultural icon and has influenced many other fictional detectives and genres. He has appeared in numerous adaptations, such as films, television shows, plays, comics, and video games. Some of the most popular portrayals of Holmes are by actors such as Basil Rathbone, Jeremy Brett, Robert Downey Jr., and Benedict Cumberbatch. Sherlock Holmes is also the most portrayed literary human character in film and television history, according to Guinness World Records.
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