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Sherlock Holmes: 5 Things You Didn't Know about him / Cultperson
If we measure an author by the vitality of his characters – how much they “come to life” – then Sir Arthur Conan Doyle sits alone at the top. Through pastiches, parodies, scholarly research, and more, fans of Conan Doyle and his iconic creation, master sleuth Sherlock Holmes, have animated the characters and events of the 60 Sherlockian stories written by him to a degree that would make Frankenstein jealous.
We thought now was a good time to look at 5 things you didn’t know about Sherlock Holmes.
1 - Sherlock Holmes never said “Elementary, my dear Watson”
One of the things you didn’t know about Sherlock Holmes is that he never said these famous words – at least not in the canonical works written by Conan Doyle, and that begins with the 1887 novel A Study in Scarlet, and includes another three novels and 56 short stories.